DStv Premiership match report AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates 08 December 2021

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Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu played to a 1-1 draw in their DStv Premiership encounter on Wednesday evening.

The Buccaneers showed one change in Abel Mabaso for Linda Mntambo to Usuthu’s five in Kgotso Moleko, Tercious Malepe, Siyethemba Sithebe, Tshepang Moremi and Siphelele Mthembu.

Pirates started on the back-foot and were unfortunate not to trail following 14 minutes through Malepe’s diving header at the near post with the supply coming from Andre De Jong.

However, with the half-hour mark on the cards the Buccaneers seized control after Deon Hotto applied a smart left-footed volley from a late entry past the reach of goalkeeper Veli Mothwa.

AmaZulu looked to hit back within minutes through a strike from range by Keagan Buchanan, but the former Kaizer Chiefs man watched his attempt drift wide of target.

The host eventually levelled a minute from halftime after Moremi attacked a loose ball in the area from a cutback by Luvuyo Memela to slam in from a tight angle.

Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 10 PSL Golden Boot winners are now

2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 go
2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 goals) – still at SuperSport United
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadi
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadinho Mhango (Orlando Pirates, 16 goals each) – Shaulile is now at Mamelodi Sundowns while Mhango is still with Pirates
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals)
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals) – now at Swallows FC
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ra
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ramagalela (Polokwane City, 11 goals each) – Tau is now at Al Ahly while Ramagalela is at Chippa United
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goal
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goals) – now at Kaizer Chiefs
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 1
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 14 goals) – now at Pretoria Callies
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goa
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goals) – back at Free State Stars
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals)
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals) – still at Kaizer Chiefs
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goal
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goals) – retired, most recently "assisting" at Tshwane South College
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 g
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 goals) – retired, assistant coach at AmaZulu
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Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 10 winners of the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award are now

With Bandile Shandu withdrawn and Ntsako Makhubela introduced, Pirates were out firing through Fortune Makaringe’s snap shot and Kwame Peprah’s belter that worked Mothwa to a save.

Usuthu carved out a reply over ten minutes in the second stanza courtesy of De Jong’s close-range effort from a cutback on the left-side, but it was parried for a corner by the Buccaneers.

Hotto should’ve had the Buccaneers back ahead through a first-time finish in the area, but he was denied by Mothwa following a balanced closing quarter.

The frustrations continued for the Buccaneers as Peprah headed a looping delivery into the box over before the returning Thembinkosi Lorch snapped a delivery too, as it finished 1-1 in Durban.

Confirmed line-ups:

AmaZulu: Mothwa, Gumede, Malepe, Xoki, Moleko, Buchanan, Sithebe, Moremi, Memela, Mthembu, De Jong.

Subs: Boshoff, Khumalo, Masilela, Sikhakhane, Zulu, Mzava, Shange, Majoro, Ntuli.

Pirates: Mpontshane, Nyauza, Ndah, Shandu, Mako, Motshwari, Mabaso, Makaringe, Hotto, Makgaka, Peprah

Subs: Sandilands, Mngonyama, Makhubela, Maela, Sam, Dlamini, Monare, Mabasa, Lorch