Key moments in Orland Pirates’ season

The Buccaneers are the first team in PSL history to hold every PSL-sanctioned trophy at the same time

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Sep 10 2011 Oupa Manyisa’s (right) scorcher beat hapless Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune as Pirates retained the R8 million trophy Sep 28 2011 It was again Manyisa’s thunderous strike against Mamelodi Sundowns that booked Pirates a place in the final

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Dec 10 2011 Goals by Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Daine Klate (right) and Isaac Chansa secured Pirates their first Telkom Knockout after beating Bidvest Wits 3-1 at Moses Mabhida Stadium to become the first team in PSL history to hold every trophy on offer

The following are key moments through which Pirates literally gave meaning to the saying that it is not over until the woman who was yet to be attacked by Herbex sang:

Oct 30 2011 Tokelo Rantie scored in the 86th minute to give Bucs a 2-1 win over Cosmos

Nov 2 2011 Happy Jele’s last minute equaliser against Swallows in November earned Pirates a valuable point

Apr 9 2012 Rudolf Bester scored in the 90th minute to claim all the points against Cosmos in a 2-1 win

May 1 2012 Lucky Lekgwathi’s 90th minute winner against SuperSport United put the in the driving seat – had also scored the equaliser against Ajax prior to the United game

May 19 2012 Benni McCarthy’s brace against Golden Arrows won Pirates the league title

Photos: GALLO IMAGES

TIMOTHY MOLOBI, JACO GROBBELAAR, Graphics24

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