Ndoro’s goal gives Pirates 1-0 win over Chippa United

Ndoro’s goal gives Pirates 1-0 win over Chippa United

ORLANDO Pirates overcame Chippa United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership game played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Tuesday (last) night, through their inform Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro.

Luvuyo Memela picked out Ndoro with a square ball from the left and the Zimbabwean Achievers Awards 2016 nominee placed the shot with ease to make it 1-0 to Pirates, in the 21st minute.

Taking the Bucs to position five on the league standings, while Chilli Boys remain tenth on the table.

Chill Boys then pressed the Buccaneers for the equalising goal and in the 23rd minute, Thembinkosi Lorch was denied by Pirates goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane.

Mabokgwane produced a fantastic save to deny Chippa midfielder Lorch again ten minutes later to ensure that the first-half ended with Pirates leading 1-0.

The Buccaneers nearly doubled their lead two minutes into the second-half, but Chippa shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi made a good save to stop Thabo Rakhale’s shot.

But the Chilli Boys were dominating possession which saw Katlego Mashego forcing Mabokgwane into a decent save on the hour-mark.

Before the shot-stopper, Mabokgwane fumbled Chippa defender Diamond Thopola’s shot and the fortunately for Pirates the ball hit the upright.

At the other end in the 70th minute, Rakhale set up Makola, who found himself in a one-on-one situation with Akpeyi, but the keeper made a great save.

Nevertheless, Mabokgwane proved to be the hero for Pirates as he made two brilliant saves in stoppage time to help his side win 1-0 in Port Elizabeth. – ANA