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Orlando Pirates down 10-man CT City to advance to MTN8 semi-finals

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Wayde Jooste of Orlando Pirates challenged by Edmilson Dove of Cape Town City during the MTN8 quarter final between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City on October 17, 2020 at Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa.
Wayde Jooste of Orlando Pirates challenged by Edmilson Dove of Cape Town City during the MTN8 quarter final between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City on October 17, 2020 at Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa.
Muzi Ntombela

Orlando Pirates advanced to the semi-finals of the MTN8 with a 1-0 win over a 10-man Cape Town City side thanks to a goal by debutant Terrence Dzvukamanja at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Two debutants combined to give the Buccaneers a valuable lead in the 23rd minute as Wayde Jooste hit an in-swinging cross that Dzvukamanja glanced past a stranded Peter Leeuwenburgh.

City were then reduced to 10 men after striker Fagrie Lakay was shown a straight red card by referee Jelly Chavani for a nasty studs up challenge on Jooste in the 32nd minute.

The two sides went into the break with Pirates holding a one-goal advantage.

City made a change at the break by bringing on a recognised striker in Tashreeq Morris to occupy the attacking void left by Lakay's early exit.

Pirates looked to have doubled their lead through another debutant in Thulani Hlatshwayo in the 49th minute but his goal was disallowed for a foul on a City defender.

Leeuwenburgh kept the visitors in the game with some important saves and denied Zakhele Lepasa in the 84th minute in a one-on-one situation.

Dzvukamanja's strike proved to be the decisive goal as the Buccaneers held on to their narrow lead to advance to the semi-finals.

- Compiled by Baden Gillion

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