The Soweto heavyweights scored late in the second half to register their first win of the season, as did the Gunners
Former PSL champions Orlando Pirates avenged their recent defeat to Swallows FC in the MTN8 by claiming a 1-0 win at Orlando Stadium in a PSL match on Saturday afternoon.
The lone goal was scored by substitute Tshegofatso Mabasa with 12 minutes to go after Vincent Pule played in a cross into the danger zone and the former headed home to ensure his team grabbed maximum points.
It was their first win of the season, after getting back-to-back draws in their initial two league matches. The victory ensured they are on five points and joint top of the table, pending Sunday’s matches.
For Swallows, it was their first loss in the league this season having won once and drawn once as well which ensured they have four points.
It was also the best way to reward Happy Jele who was playing his 400th match for Bucs.
After Saturday’s victory, fans have taken to their social media accounts to celebrate the victory and that of Arsenal, who got their first win of the Premier League season with the same score against Norwich.
— Themba Ngwenya (@ThembaNgw) September 12, 2021
— MAGADUZELA OHLONIPHAYO🙏 (@LUNGA_ONLY) September 12, 2021
Let me wear my Orlando Pirates jersey 🤌
— Ezinye Zazo ✨ (@uLuyanda_Gama) September 12, 2021
My favourite player in Orlando Pirates currently is Vincent Pule. That man is a quality player. He reminds me of Di Maria.
— BraDon (@ontie_ODM) September 11, 2021
It’s Orlando Pirate begin to win games or it was lucky day. Why today goal scorer is not provided opportunity for playing full game because he always score for the team
— Musawenkosi (@Musawen67470489) September 11, 2021
@orlandopirates Well done to Makhubela (wonderful touches)
Great game for all defenders.
Hardworking Pule. Wise Mako. Mpontshane wow. For Tshegofatso Mabasa yoh, the guy does not need a chance but a half-chance is enough for him. What a game👌
— Kepadisa Mokgobi (@MokgobiJohannes) September 11, 2021
— Mr Ginaro (@ItsMrGinaro) September 11, 2021
— Aphendulwe Ndzunge (@Aphendulwe07) September 11, 2021
It’s always so surprising why our Coaches still don’t appreciate HAPPY JELE is still the best Defender we have at Pirates
— mtimandze (@ka_madonsela) September 11, 2021
It’s alwys hard to go back to club football after an internal break. Yes, @orlandopirates game vs @Moroka_Swallows wasn’t pretty. But Bucs did enough to get 3pts. I hope with their new mid combination, I wished they had another target man than Hotto @UP_THE_BUCS @MuziBucs
— Christophe Bongo #CBA (@Christophbongo) September 11, 2021
Congrats to Happy Jele for reaching such a huge milestone for @orlandopirates .A rare breed of longevity at one club.Such commitment and faithfulness is a rare commodity these days. @OfficialPSL @KaizerChiefs @DStvPRE @NewsDstv pic.twitter.com/ZTIiNaYbqD
— Martin Changachirere (@metsbarmby) September 11, 2021
Please win the next two games please 🙏🙏
— Maerro Nxumalo❤️🔥 (@MaerroNkabanhle) September 11, 2021
Arsenal finally won a game as did Orlando Pirates. Damn! The football God slept on duty.
— Tabudi (@Tabudim) September 11, 2021
Orlando Pirates medical staff needs to up their game , so many players out injured 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ also can Orlando Pirates officials let Lorca leave , I honestly think he is done there . 🤷🏽♂️
— Clive Bixby (@ernst__domingo) September 11, 2021
Pirates from Orlando won
A great Saturday indeed.
— Sanele Gamede (@Gamede_SC) September 11, 2021
Orlando Pirates And Manchester United Have Made My Weekend So Far. Now I’m Waiting For Amabhokobhoko And Barcelona To Crown It Off.
Good Night And Sweet Dreams My Beloved Friends And Family.
— l’m Like No One Else (@nikile_yengo) September 11, 2021