Don’t we all love big scores? Orlando Pirates’ 6-2 win over Royal Leopards last weekend is only the club’s fifth-biggest ever win.
CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: ORLANDO PIRATES 6-2 ROYAL LEOPARDS
According to the history books, Bucs’ smashing victory last weekend over the Eswatini side only broke into the top five.
Last weekend’s annihilation was special in its own way though. Orlando Pirates came behind from a 2-0 deficit before the final score.
The 6-2 win was made possible by the goals of Bandile Shandu, Kwame Peprah, Happy Jele, Kabelo Dlamini, Terrence Dzvukamanja, and an own goal.
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HERE ARE PIRATES’ BIGGEST EVER SCORE VICTORIES
The historic wins range from February 2004 to February 2022. The competitions include the Premier Soccer League, the CAF Champions League, and the CAF Confederation Cup.
If you are a proud Ajax Cape Town or Jomo Cosmos fan, this shall be particularly hard to take.
Here is the list:
- September 2004: Pirates 6-0 Ajax Cape Town (PSL)
- March 2016: Pirates 5-0 Jomo Cosmos (PSL)
- March 2006: AS Port 0-5 Pirates (CAFCL)
- February 2004 : Pirates 5-0 Dynamos (PSL)
- February 2022: Royal Leopards 2-6 Pirates (CAFCC).
Meanwhile, Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids’ side are now preparing to battle Cape Town City on Wednesday 3 March, before quickly getting ready for the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs this weekend.
Is it possible to match or break one of the score records against bitter enemies Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday? Probably not but as they say, anything is possible in football.
TEKO MODISE NAMES PIRATES AND CHIEFS LEGENDS IN HIS FAVOURITE PLAYERS OF ALL TIME
Talking about Bucs history, PSL legend Teko Modise named some of the club’s greatest ever players in his list of best local players in history.
During a recent chat in one of Mzansi’s leading podcasts, MacG’s Podcast, Teko Modise was simply asked to name his top five players of all time in SA.
The former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns ace hardly seemed to struggle for names. Modise listed Amakhosi’s former star Jabu “Shuffle” Pule, Bucs’ legend Benedict “Tso” Vilakazi, and the under-celebrated Papi Zothwane of Golden Arrows fame. Read the full story here.
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