Orlando Pirates Evidence Makgopa

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro on why striker Evidence Makgopa is good for Bafana Bafana. Image source: (VodacomSoccer/Twitter)

Result: Orlando Pirates pick up crucial away victory!

Orlando Pirates ended their three match winless league after defeating Polokwane City 1-0 thanks to an Evidence Makgopa goal.

Orlando Pirates Evidence Makgopa

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro on why striker Evidence Makgopa is good for Bafana Bafana. Image source: (VodacomSoccer/Twitter)

Orlando Pirates returned to DStv Premiership action on Saturday afternoon when they travelled to the Peter Mokaba Stadium to face Polokwane City.

Despite creating chances at both ends, neither side were able to break the deadlock in the opening half of action.

Evidence Makgopa eventually found the opener with a well taken header in the 68th minute after meeting a delightful Deon Hotto cross. Take a look at his match winning goal below.

Polokwane City 0-1 Orlando Pirates: As it happened

Polokwane City XI: Sapunga, Matuludi, Ndlovu, Nikani, Nkaki, Kambala, Ramabu, Maphangule, Mapfumo, Mashikinya, Appolis.

Subs: Mokwena, L. Baloyi, Nkwe, K. Baloyi, Alexander, Van Heerden, Tshabalala, Goovadia, Mabena.

Orlando Pirates XI: Chaine, Ndah, Xoki, Hotto, Monyane, Makhaula, Mbatha, Kimvuidi, Mofokeng, Makgopa, Maswanganyi.

Subs: Ofori, Mthethwa, Lebitso, Maela, Kapinga, Mabasa, Dlamini, Saleng, Monare.

Action at the Peter Mokaba Stadium gets underway at 15:30. Today’s match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL. Unfortunately for many City and Orlando Pirates fans, today’s match won’t be televised live on SABC.

In other news, former Orlando Pirates star Linda Mntambo looks set to be rewarded with a contract extension at Sekhukhune United.

The midfielder has made just two appearances for United this season. This was due to persistent injury problems.

Despite his injury struggles, Mntambo is viewed as a key member for the club both on and off the field of play!

According to the latest reports, Sekhukhune United view Mntambo as an “ambassador”! He will now be rewarded with a contract extension.

Former Bucs star to be rewarded by United?

β€œThe club is happy with him and the way he has recovered,” an insider told SoccerLaduma regarding the former Orlando Pirates star.

β€œYou know he is the club captain, and they want to keep him as much as they. That’s why it’s the two years for now, as they are also considering his age. He is 34 and in 2027 he will be 36. So it’s not a bad deal at all.

β€œHe markets the team very well. He’s also a player they need even outside the playing field to market and promote the team.

β€œHe has recovered from injury. Now he can play, but even when he was not playing, he was like the face of the club. That’s also why they want to keep him for another two more years,” a source concluded regarding the former Orlando Pirates star.

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