Orlando Pirates are are to suffer a defeat in this season’s Absa Premiership as they recorded another impressive win against high flying Cape Town City FC.
Pirates midfielder Thabo Qalinge scored late in the second half to earn the Bucs a 1-0 win over Cape Town City.
Pirates should have taken the lead after 10 minutes but Musa Nyatama blazed over from six-yards out.
Pirates goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands was called upon severally in the first 20 minutes of the game and he produced a few good saves to deny the likes of Lyle Lakay and Ayanda Patosi.
Both sides struggling to carve out chances in the first half.
Benni McCarthy’s team thought they had the ball in the net after 33 minutes, but Lehlohonolo Majoro’s goal was ruled out for a foul on Sandilands.
Letsie Koapeng replaced Roland Putche at the start of the second half.
Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic brought in 17-year-old Lyle Foster to replace Bernard Morrison.
Benni McCarthy opted for a double change in the 70th minute as Victor Obinna and Edmilson were brought on for Majoro and Ebrahim Seedat.
Pirates eventually broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute when Foster lifted the ball to the far post, where Thabo Qalinge was on hand to tap home.
City pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages but the Buccaneers managed to hold out to claim the win.
The first yellow card of the match was shown to Musa Nyatama after 60 minutes while the second yellow card was shown to Wayne Sandilands.
Pirates now seat at the top of the PSL log after playing 5 matches, Winning 3, drawing 2 and losing none.
Pirates have scored four times and conceded just once in the played five matches.