The Soweto side doubled their advantage on 28 minutes. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under. The resumption of the second half saw Chiefs throw caution to the wind as they sacrificed another full-back in Tsepo Masilela for Castro, but again, the home side was being cut to shreds by the pace of the Stars attack. In head-to-head stats, Stars and Pirates have met in 57 league matches since 1986. To avoid fixture congestion the club's franchise was sold to the in 2002.
He has requested that I assess his situation for a possible transfer. As the half progressed, the clash was being played at frenetic pace, but Chiefs most likely outlet seemed to be from set-pieces, especially with Moon and Castro in the box. With so much at stake, Komphela opted for a team with a blend of youth and experience. After a disappointing season in the top-flight, with the first team finishing bottom of the table, the club was relegated. Both sides were going at it hammer and tongs which made for thrilling opening half.
Meanwhile, for Ea Lla Koto and coach Luc Eymael, the Nedbank Cup offered them a chance to end off an impressive season with an even bigger bang. Luckily, both sets of players and officials managed to run for cover. If you have additional information such as new logos, team history, a website address, player pictures and profiles or anything else to do with your team, then please do share these with us by dropping us an email at so that we can provide the best information to your current supporters, and hopefully many new supporters too. Chiefs though, were struggling with their final ball which frustrated their fans and technical team. Steve Komphela had been under immense pressure, but Chiefs had an opportunity to salvage their campaign with cup success. Stars benefited from the width offered down the wing as a superb cross found Tchilimbou unmarked at the far post, and the Congolese forward made no mistake as he headed the ball into the bottom corner.
The move by the angry fans saw Komphela resign as head coach of Amakhosi after three unsuccessful years at the club. Article continues below Dennis Oliech's goal against Cape Verde in 2003 put through to the finals in. Siphelele Mthembu struck a fierce effort which was turned around the post by the Bafana Bafana international. The Belgian mentor, who has been linked with the Amakhosi head coaching job made just one change as he looked for consistency. The Free State side last won at home to Bloemfontein Celtic in early October. Copyright © 2000-2019 A C Braby Pty Ltd South Africa. With time running out, Chiefs were bombarding the opposition box in hope of a goal, but even when the Stars defence was breached, Ngobeni stood tall as he repelled the Chiefs attack.
The season however proved to be a huge success with Stars dominating the First Division and securing promotion to the Premier League once again. Article continues below With the game seemingly out of the reach of the Glamour Boys, their fans headed for the exit door, but Ngobeni did well to be alert as he got down to make a smart save deep into stoppage time. Pirates have put together a 10-game unbeaten run in the league, but they played to a sixth draw of the season when they were held 0-0 at home by Maritzburg United on December 1. He joined the national team Harambee Stars as a youngster in 2002 playing his last game in 2015 when Kenya lost to Zambia in a 2017 Afcon qualifier in Nairobi. Unsourced material may be challenged and. The Buccaneers have claimed 26 wins compared to nine for Ea Lla Koto, while 22 matches have been drawn. Arguably, the best chance of the half fell to Moon as a deflected shot found itself into his path, but his volley somehow failed to find the target.
Ea Lla Koto have claimed 11 points from seven home matches this season. And Ea Lla Koto gained huge confidence from the goal, with Jantjie hitting the frame of the goal with a fine strike just before the hour mark, while goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane was called upon to make an awkward save from Tchilimbou a few minutes later. Nonetheless, while Chiefs were determined to hit the ground running ahead of kick-off, it would take just 45 seconds before they were brought back down to earth. Pirates got out of the blocks quickly and opened the scoring as early as the 14th minute. The Buccaneers shot-stopper impressively plucked a powerful, goal-bound effort from Jantjie out of the air in the 74th minute and Stars appeared to be building up for a give-it-all finale.
The goal certainly sparked the game to life and at the other end, Ryan Moon had a chance of his own to equalise, but the marksman, who started ahead of Leonardo Castro, sent his header just over the crossbar. Last season the teams each claimed one victory over the other: Stars won 2-1 at home in December 2017, while Pirates claimed revenge by the same score line in the return game on the final day of the league campaign in May 2018. Free State Stars : Badra Ali Sangare, Sifiso Mbhele, Rooi Mahamutsa, Tshepo Tema, Patrick Phungwayo, Sinethemba Jantjie, Goodman Dlamini, Paulus Masehe, Harris Tchilimbou, Makhehlene Makhaula, Linda Bhengu Orlando Pirates : Siyabonga Mpontshane, Innocent Maela, Abbubaker Mobara, Caio Marcelo Pinheiro da Silva, Happy Jele, Thembinkosi Lorch , Vincent Pule, Mpho Makola, Linda Mntambo, Justin Shonga, Augustine Mulenga Orlando Pirates strengthened their hold on first place on the Absa Premiership log with a 3-1 away win over Free State Stars on Tuesday night. Yet in the dying stages they were reduced to 10 men when substitute Sibusiso Masina went studs-up at Mpho Makola and was shown a red card within 60 seconds of his entry. There was drama immediately after final whistle as Chiefs fans who remained behind invaded the pitch and attacked the players and security personnel. Aside from Celtic, they have also beaten Maritzburg United and Highlands Park at their home ground in Bethlehem. Neither side will be in domestic action again this year, with Pirates resuming their Absa Premiership campaign away to Highlands Park and Stars doing the same at home to Bidvest Wits — both on January 5.
The Buccaneers have claimed 14 points from seven away matches this season, with their last result on the road a goalless draw at Mamelodi Sundowns in early November. Chiefs did have chances of their own but were guilty of squandering several golden chances. Formerly known as Makwane Computer Stars and Qwa Qwa Stars, their most significant honour is winning the 1994 Coca-Cola Cup. They also won the inaugural in December 2006 beating in the final. Thereafter, Castro would also have his coach scratching his head as he sent his header wide in spite of being unmarked and with acres of space to pick his spot. Khune at the other end, would be called into action with under 20 minutes to go. Free State Stars is a South African club based in Bethlehem and plays in Premier Soccer League.