Setback for Lidoda Duvha

It seemed to be a game where Black Leopards would come out the victors as they began the first half of the game against Orlando Pirates on fire.

Leopards goalkeeper Azwindini Maphaha had kept his side in the game with some good saves in the first half with the rest of the team trying to find the back of the net to no luck.

After a goalless opening stanza, Collins Mbesuma fired Pirates into the lead two minutes after the half-time interval. Thandani Ntshumayelo then made it 2-0 for the Buccaneers in the 60th minute, with Daine Klate and Happy Jele having completed the rout.

It was a disappointing outcome according to Ian Palmer as he stressed the fact that the team lacked the same enthusiasm from the first half in the second period.

“We played well in the first half but did not take our chances as we should have. We then conceded early with a mistake from the back which then put a lot of pressure as we could not get back in the game,” cited Palmer.

The team from Limpopo will have to go back to the drawing board and prepare for their next match which will be against Rookies University of Pretoria in an away game on Saturday 24 at the TUKS Stadium with the kick-off set for 15:30pm