Pirates crowned MTN8 Champions


Orlando Pirates have ended their six-year trophy drought following a 2-1 win against Bloemfontein Celtic in the final of the MTN8 on Saturday.

The Buccaneers had to come from a goal down after Siphelele Luthuli opened the scoring in the third minute for Siwelele.

Deon Hotto found an equaliser for Pirates 30 minutes later to go to half time with the score at 1-1.

Celtic defender Ronald Pfumbidzai conceded a penalty six minutes into the second half after a foul on substitute Thembinkosi Lorch.

Lorch cooly converted the spot kick to make it 2-1, while the Zimbabwean international was shown a straight red card for the foul.

By Ofhani Munyai

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