Pirates claim victory in Soweto Derby

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Tshegofatso Mabasa was the hero after scoring the solitary goal that gave Orlando Pirates a win over Swallows in their DStv Premiership clash at Orland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It is Pirates’ first victory of the new season after five games in all competitions and they move up to fifth on the log standings with six points.

It was 0-0 at halftime as both sides failed create any clear-cut opportunities.

Mabasa netted the winner after meeting a fine cross from Vincent Pule in the 78th minute of the Soweto Derby.

Swallows showed a little more intent after Pirates took the lead but still rarely threatened the hosts’ goal. ‘The Birds’ ended the game strongly in their attempt to level the score but it was all in vain.

By FARPost Reporter