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By Mthetho Ndoni in Port Elizabeth | Feb 20, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 264 ]

ORLANDO Pirates now have a mountain to climb when they take on Recreativo do Libolo in Luanda in two weeks' time after the Buccaneers sunk at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium yesterday.

Though they were well beaten, Pirates' goal in a 3-1 defeat should give them hope for the return leg of this African Champions League preliminary match in Angola on March 4.

For all the promises made in the days leading up to this game, and for all the ambitions declared by Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza about a second Champions League title, the Buccaneers delivered very little yesterday.

In what seemed to be the blink of an eye, Recreativo do Libolo were ahead 2-0. Both goals came from Maieco Domingos Henrique who scored on the 12th and 16th minutes.

The double strike knocked the wind out of the Pirates' sails. But 15 minutes into the second half, it got worse when Henri Camara scored the third for the visitors.

Rooi Mahamutsa netted a consolation goal for Pirates in added time, to give The Ghost hope.

Pirates' defence looked shaky and leaked like a sieve while the Angolans were determined and seldom looked like letting the hosts through. It was only a slip-up right near the end that let them down.

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ma potokisi se gat maan, cant you just give our family some space to grieve alone.

BLACK 'n WHITE........YES, BLACK 'n WHITE WE SHALL REMAIN NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 20, 2012 12:38 | 0 replies

PHUMA_LANGA_SIKOTHE

Hol*a ngozi....so zoba grand an go tlo loka mfana a kasi

Bakhabaka ngeNkani

Feb 20, 2012 12:6 | 0 replies

Mygirl
I am reali happi to be back after some few busy months......thanks guys for always being there for the Pirates brand against these thiefs hobbos. We are going to overcome

little
Ke grand mfana aka........i know you don't beleive we can make it Angola but you are the one who should tell people we can make it after you supported all the teams we played against in the last 2 cup competitions.


Tsipaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Feb 20, 2012 12:0 | 0 replies

Shame, enjoy your pity party rats. Cry on each other's shoulders

Feb 20, 2012 12:0 | 0 replies

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ''
Si SUPPORTER WAYA-WAYA SISONKE`` FULL-TIME ORLANDO PIRATES SUPPORTERS

Feb 20, 2012 11:59 | 0 replies

We will keep our loosing team and keep your winning team.
As for all de hatres, Yes the chance are slim for us to proceed to next stage.
Miracles happens!!

Feb 20, 2012 11:57 | 0 replies

@ sowetan niyasangana nina, why reject my comment.You dont want me to greet Champ-Marapo. H.OLA is vulgar, ningazo nginyanyisa nani nibona nginyanyile nje nxa.

@Champ-Marapo, Hello wena my lovisto, my chair, thambo le sipoko sofa silahlane wami.

iBakaniya ilizokwenzela amasimbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, is going to win e Angola

BAKAJUJU ngeNKANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 20, 2012 11:57 | 0 replies

@Stzee

@Sdakwa
REMINDER: ALL PSL CUP are in PARKTOWN.
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,,,and you`ll be giving them up 1 by 1, till you have nothing for another decade
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Any team that has "BALZ" like Lehlonolo Manyoro is welcome to challenge the TREBLE CHAMPIONS.

UP THE BUCS

Feb 20, 2012 11:48 | 0 replies

Nhlanhlaz
@Buc4life and PHUMA_LANGA_SIKOTHE

Its just that i don't see any reason to celebrate when my home team losses to a foreign team, we as south african supporters should rally behind our teams when they compete with other teams from outside countries despite whether you're a fan of that team or not cause at the end of the day they represent us as a nation
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@ The ladies ... To add on that ppl no longer love or value the soccer, they love their team much than soccer its self so thats why u c all these childish comment today instead of being together for our country.

Feb 20, 2012 11:44 | 0 replies

@Shenene
lol shapa khosi shapa
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Dumela Mmabontle

Drapa khosi Drapa

KC4LF

Feb 20, 2012 11:41 | 0 replies

@Sdakwa
REMINDER: ALL PSL CUP are in PARKTOWN.
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,,,and you`ll be giving them up 1 by 1, till you have nothing for another decade

Feb 20, 2012 11:40 | 0 replies