Bucs turn the tables on Celtic

Orlando Pirates turned the tables on faltering Premier League leaders Bloemfontein Celtic at a rain-drenched Ellis Park on Friday night and vaulted from an embarrassing bottom position in the topsy-turvy log to a respectable eighth position following their comprehensive 3-0 victory.

Orlando Pirates turned the tables on faltering Premier League leaders Bloemfontein Celtic at a rain-drenched Ellis Park on Friday night and vaulted from an embarrassing bottom position in the topsy-turvy log to a respectable eighth position following their comprehensive 3-0 victory.

And few in the 10000 crowd would have disputed the excellent tag to the sprightly performance after Buccaneers prodigy Excellent Walaza scored the last two goals of the game and stamped himself as a genuine Bafana Bafana prospect for the future.

Equally responsible for what can be considered a triumph in the circumstances were new Pirates coach Owen da Gama, in charge of the Buccaneers for the first time in a league fixture, and Teko Modise and Bennett Chenene, the Buccaneers players who only arrived back in the country on Thursday night after doing duty for Bafana in the 2-0 loss against Italy. - Sapa

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