Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
4 Mar 2020
9:59 am

How will Pirates survive after crash against Chiefs wall?

Sibongiseni Gumbi

What happened to Orlando Pirates last weekend was bad, really bad. It was like tripping and falling and hurting yourself right in front of the enemy you left home to go kill.

Orlando Pirates fans during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium, Soweto on the 29 February 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Amakhosi didn’t do much on the day but just scored once and won. They scored the goal and let Pirates try to come back while they hid behind the wall - which in this case was Daniel Akpeyi. Like the Buccaneers coach said after the match, had it been any other keeper, maybe the result would have been different. The big Nigerian showed that he has a heart as big and imposing as his frame. He rose above the criticism he endured in the last game and played like a true champion. It was like he knows that winning the...