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Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Image: Twitter

Orlando Pirates humbled by Sekhukhune

Orlando Pirates were brought back down to earth by Sekhukhune United on Saturday evening at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

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Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Image: Twitter

Orlando Pirates returned to action on Saturday evening when they traveled to the Peter Mokaba Stadium to face Sekhukhune United.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 32 minute through Vusumuzi Mncube, with Linda Mtambo grabbing the assist.

Mntambo then turned from provider to finisher by doubling the lead in the 51st minute. Five minutes later, Tshegofatso Mabasa managed to pull one back for Orlando Pirates however they were unable to complete a comeback with the match ending 2-1 in favour of Sekhukhune United.

The loss means Sekhukhune United climb above the Buccaneers on the log standings into third position. Jose Riveiro’s side drop to fourth.

Sekhukhune United down Orlando Pirates

Sekhukhune United XI: Sangare, Mobbie, Tiwani, Tshibwabwa, Cardoso, Mntambo, Mokwana, Mokotjo, Webber, Mkhize, Mncube.

Orlando Pirates XI: Chaine, Ndah, Sesane, Hotto, Lebitso, Timm, Mbatha, Saleng, Mofokeng, Dlamini, Mabasa.

Subs: Buthelezi, Maela, Mthethwa, Monyane, Baloni, Kimvuidi, Ndlondlo, Kapinga, Lepasa.

Action at the Peter Mokaba Stadium gets underway at 17:45. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL.

Unfortunately for many Sekhukhune and Orlando Pirates fans, today’s match won’t be televised live on SABC.

In other news, Former Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango is on the wanted list of a rival DStv Premiership club.

Now at troubled side Swallows FC, the Malawian attacker has been linked with a move to Sekhukhune United!

Mhango has featured for the likes of Bloemfontein Celtic, Golden Arrows, Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu in the past.

The former Orlando Pirates star has scored 66 club goals since coming to South Africa in 2013.

Sekhukhune United eyeing former Wits and Bucs star

“Mhango is one of the guys who has been identified as someone who could come and help the team,” an insider told Citizen regarding the former Orlando Pirates and Wits star.

“He is a very talented striker and someone who has a lot of experience playing in the DStv Premiership. If you look at him now, you can see that there is still a lot of hunger in him.

“It’s not like the team doesn’t have players who can do the job, it is just that there also needs to be competition. This is because they feel like some players are relaxed because there is also no completion.

“If you look at the squad, it’s a big squad, close to 40 players. But also some people are not competing. With so much investment in the team, there is therefore a need to strengthen it.” a source added regarding the former Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates star.