Orlando Pirates moved to third spot on the DStv Premiership table after narrowly beating 10-man Chippa United 1-0 at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday night.
Fortune Makaringe, who was a constant thorn in the flesh of the Chippa defence, scored the match’s solitary goal in the 86th minute.
Pirates have been the much more dominant of the two teams but have struggled to unlock the Chippa defence with Thembinkosi Lorch and Gabadinho Mhango coming closest to score for the ‘Buccaneers’ in the first half.
Sandile Mthethwa of Chippa was shown a straight red card for an apparent elbow on Deon Hotto in the 43th minute.
The 2020 MTN8 champions piled pressure on Chipp from the start of the second half but only took the lead through Makaringe late in the late.
Pirates remain undefeated this season and they recorded their third league victory and second consecutive m win in all competitions.
By FARPost Reporter