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We are not far from kick off now as the teams begin to make their way onto the pitch!
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Kick off has been delayed 30 minutes due to heavy traffic around the stadium. The game will now kick off at 20:00.
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Baroka XI: Oscarine, Makume, Shozi, Farmer, Sithole, Diala, Bobete, Masiya, Mgaga, Monama, Makgopa.
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Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Nyauza, Ndah, Mako, Shandu, Motshwari, Makaringe, Hotto, Makgaka, Mntambo, Peprah.
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Baroka too are in poor form having lost four of their last five games. They find themselves in the relegation zone, however even a draw today would carry them out and above TS Galaxy.
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Pirates are not in the form that they would like to be in, having picked up just two wins in their last five games. They find themselves in seventh place.
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Good afternoon and welcome to this DSTV Premiership clash between Orlando Pirates and Baroka FC.
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KICK OFF: We are underway!
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Baroka have never beaten Pirates in their short history, and they are certainly the underdogs here, however they have started nicely as they employ a high defensive line and are pressing with good intensity. Mgaga shoots from distance but it goes well over the bar.
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Pirates have started to play their football now as Makaringe strikes after some very neat link up play. It was a fine effort and forced Oscarine to make a very necessary stop.
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There is a break in play as Oscarine is down and requires medical treatment.
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Peprah plays a fine ball into the box for Hotto but the winger couldn't bring the ball down under his control before the ball is cleared.
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SCORE UPDATE: Orlando Pirates 0-0 Baroka FC.
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Huge chance! Hotto latches onto a lose ball and finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper! he evaded the challenge from Oscarine but failed to put the ball into an empty net! Huge let off for the away side. The scores remain level.
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POSSESSION: Pirates 55%-45% Baroka.
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There is now a break in play as Bobete has picked up a knock.
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YELLOW: Bobete is now up on his feet and is in the book for a dangerous tackle on Motshwari.
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Motshwari unleashes a fierce effort from range! The effort is on target but Oscarine manages to parry away.
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Pirates have certainly taken charge of this game. They are causing the opposition defense problems and are not allowing Baroka to create any chances.
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SCORE UPDATE: Orlando Pirates 0-0 Baroka FC.
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Close! Makaringe whips in a sublime cross which lands right on the head of Peprah. His headed effort from close range is powerful, but marginally over the bar. Pirates continue to knock on the door as we begin to approach half time.
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Motshwari strikes again from distance but this time can't find the target.
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Mgaga executes Baroka's first attempt on goal. It is an ambitious effort and is no where near Mpontshane's goal.
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Not long to go now till the break and Baroka have have enjoyed a nice spell of possession over the last five minutes or so. It's looking as though we will head into the break level and both coaches will have plenty to communicate with their team.
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There will be a minimum of one minute added time.
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KICK OFF: We are underway again.
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HALF TIME: The referee brings the half to an end. Pirates have certainly been the more dominant of the two teams but Baroka will be pleased to have held them off thus far. Half time score - Orlando Pirates 0-0 Baroka FC.
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Close! The cross comes in from Baroka and Mpontshane gets caught under the ball, which seems to be traveling goal-wards! The Pirates shot-stopper manages to tip it onto the crossbar, and the home side clear their lines. Baroka come agonizingly close, but the score remains 0-0.
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Despite coming close to conceding, Pirates have managed to pick up where they left off, as they control the game and dominate possession.
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Oscarine has hurt himself again as he was knocked after punching the ball clear. Seems as though he will be ok to continue.
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There is yet another break in play as Sithole seems to be in quite a bit of discomfort after receiving an elbow to the face. It's been a very cagey 15 minutes since the start of the second half and that probably suits the visitors.
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SCORE UPDATE: Orlando Pirates 0-0 Baroka FC.
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SUB: Pirates bring on Dlamini in place of Mntambo.
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Baroka are doing very well here and should be pleased with their performance thus far, as a draw starts to look increasingly likely. Of course still a long way to go for the boys in green as Pirates begin to pile on the pressure.
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Shots! Dlamini has space to shoot from just outside the box and his effort is well blocked, but the danger is not cleared as the ball falls for Makaringe who's effort is once again, brilliantly blocked by the Baroka defense. This is some defensive display from Baroka, who clearly are desperate for a point here.
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Makgopa shoots from distance and can't find the target. Pirates must be careful that they do not fall victim to a smash-and-grab.
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Play is paused once again for an injury suffered by a Baroka player. Perhaps there is a bit of gamesmanship going on here.
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SUB: Baroka bring on Goldstone in place of Diala.
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SUB: Hotto makes way for Radiopane.
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CORNERS: Pirates 9-1 Baroka.
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Just ten minutes to go as Baroka look to hold out for a draw!
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Shot! Baroka counter and Sithole has acres of space to shoot from just outside the box! His curling effort however, goes over the bar.
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YELLOW: Motshwari is booked for a late tackle.
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Pirates have a free kick in an excellant shooting position as Makaringe is fouled. There are several Pirates players in line to take this...
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Dlamini takes but his effort is fired straight into the wall.
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There will be a minimum of five minutes added time.
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Baroka are so close to earning a point here but Pirates are throwing everything they've got forward in search of a winner. Just moments left of play remaining.
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FULL TIME: The referee brings the game to a close! Pirates will be disappointed not to have gained all three points, but Baroka will say that they certainly earned the draw! It's even Stevens at the Orlando Stadium. Full time score - Orlando Pirates 0-0 Baroka FC.
Orlando Pirates
Baroka FC
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Goal Scorers
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Yellow Cards
0
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Red Cards
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Squad
11
Nyauza Ntsi...
Motshwari Ben
Hotto Deon
Makgaka Col...
Makaringe F...
Shandu Bandile
Mako Paseka
Mntambo Ona...
Mpontshane ...
Peprah Kwame
Ndah Olisa
5
6
11
12
15
26
29
32
40
46
49
5
11
12
16
18
21
27
28
29
30
33
Makume Bong...
S. Sithole
Mgaga Nhlanhla
Dlala Athen...
Shozi Mfana...
Masiya Tham...
Makgopa Evi...
K. Monama
B. Bobete
M. Oscarine...
Farmer Denwin
8
Reserves
9
Sam Bongani
Maela Innocent
Dzvukamanja...
Mngonyama K...
Dlamini Kabelo
Monare Thabang
John Mabasa...
B. Radiopane
19
23
37
38
18
16
9
42
19
4
24
20
6
23
7
8
1
Chauke Deci...
Seema Elliot
D. Ndlovu
T. Nikitaridis
Sibiya Vusi
Ngubane Sbo...
T. Mokhabi
Goldstone B...
Chipezeze E...