The Belgian mentor, who has been linked with the Amakhosi head coaching job made just one change as he looked for consistency. 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. The most notable absentee was Teenage Hadebe, who was deemed unfit. Pirates got out of the blocks quickly and opened the scoring as early as the 14th minute. Coach Luc Eymael has exclusively told Goal that Oliech has asked to try out with the South African club for a possible transfer. The season however proved to be a huge success with Stars dominating the First Division and securing promotion to the Premier League once again. They also won the inaugural in December 2006 beating in the final.
Chiefs were certainly not sitting back and pressurised the Stars defence with their quick passing game. With so much at stake, Komphela opted for a team with a blend of youth and experience. Siphelele Mthembu struck a fierce effort which was turned around the post by the Bafana Bafana international. Khune at the other end, would be called into action with under 20 minutes to go. 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. 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.
The Buccaneers have claimed 26 wins compared to nine for Ea Lla Koto, while 22 matches have been drawn. Copyright © 2000-2019 A C Braby Pty Ltd South Africa. To avoid fixture congestion the club's franchise was sold to the in 2002. A C Braby Pty Ltd and its associates disclaim all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense however caused, arising from the use of or reliance upon, in any manner, the information provided through this service and does not warrant the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information provided. There was drama immediately after final whistle as Chiefs fans who remained behind invaded the pitch and attacked the players and security personnel. With the crowd growing impatient and in an effort to salvage something from the first half, Komphela made an early change as he removed Philani Zulu for Dumisani Zuma. The team won the then known as The Coca-Cola Cup in 1994 with leading the scoring charts.
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. 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. 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. Position Player 1 2 Nyiko Mobbie 3 Thabang Klaas 4 Makhehlene Makhaula 5 Paulos Masehe 6 Judas Moseamedi 8 9 12 Maboke Matlakala 14 Linda Bhengu 15 Relebogile Mokhuoane 17 Tshepo Tema 18 No. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under.
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. Aside from Celtic, they have also beaten Maritzburg United and Highlands Park at their home ground in Bethlehem. Tchilimbou again was the dangerman as he controlled the ball well, before showing good composure as he steered his effort past Khune. Stars threatened only sporadically through the first half, but they were close to pulling a goal back in the 38th minute, with Harris Tchilimbou heading narrowly wide after getting on the end of a fine cross from the right flank. In head-to-head stats, Stars and Pirates have met in 57 league matches since 1986.
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. 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. 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. Ea Lla Koto have claimed 11 points from seven home matches this season. Formerly known as Makwane Computer Stars and Qwa Qwa Stars, their most significant honour is winning the 1994 Coca-Cola Cup. The Buccaneers had to work hard for their victory, but goals from Thembinkosi Lorch, Justin Shonga and Linda Mntambo ensured they came away from Goble Park with three precious points in their final league game of 2018.
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. He has requested that I assess his situation for a possible transfer. 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. After a disappointing season in the top-flight, with the first team finishing bottom of the table, the club was relegated. Luckily, both sets of players and officials managed to run for cover. Both sides were going at it hammer and tongs which made for thrilling opening half. Article continues below Dennis Oliech's goal against Cape Verde in 2003 put through to the finals in.
Chiefs though, were struggling with their final ball which frustrated their fans and technical team. Free State Stars is a South African club based in Bethlehem and plays in Premier Soccer League. 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. 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. Chiefs did have chances of their own but were guilty of squandering several golden chances. The following year, Mike Mokoena revived the club as he bought and renamed the franchise of side Maholosiane.