Orlando Pirates win their 3rd Carling Black Label Cup

Orlando Pirates win their 3rd Carling Black Label Cup on penalties following a goalless 99 minutes of play. The Carling Black Label Cup is one of the most heavily promoted football competitions in South Africa, it was already being promoted towards the end of the 2013/2014 season as well as throughout the 2014 Fifa World Cup and it finally came and went.

Orlando-Pirates_CBC01A Soweto Derby can not be compared to any other match of any sort in South Africa and especially with Bafana Bafana’s hard times persisting. Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs is the only match South Africans pride themselves in.

The 90 000-seater FNB Stadium was packed to near capacity as South Africans traveled from all over the country to witness the Soweto Derby.

The match was packed will sorts of dramatics as Lehlohonolo Majoro was going to get his first start against his former club.

Unfortunately or rather as usual, the Soweto Derby failed to live up to the hype and Lehlohonolo Majoro is yet to the hearts of Kaizer Chiefs fan.

At one point Kaizer Chiefs had the opportunity to win it from the penalty spot but George Maluleka squandered the chance as be bungled the ball against the woodwork.

After full regulation time the referee added 9 minutes of stoppage time which seemed like a lifetime as both team continued to cagey and uncreative in front of goal.

The match finally arrived at an inevitable penalty shootout, the 2013 Carling Black Label Cup was the first and the only one so far to have been won regulation time.

After a long back and fourth on penalties Orlando Pirates finally secured their third Carling Black Label Cup when Thabo Matlaba slotted home. Orlando Pirates have won all three titles on penalties.


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