Nedbank Cup: Twitter reacts to Orlando Pirates’ narrow win over Uthongathi FC



The Bucs fans were not convinced by the team’s performance against the resilient Cane Cutters in Soweto

Orlando Pirates went into their Nedbank Cup Last 32 match against Uthongathi FC as clear favourites to advance to the next round.

However, the Buccaneers had to dig deep for a 1-0 win over the National First Division (NFD) side, who gave a good account of themselves at Orlando Stadium.

The only goal of the match was netted by Frank Mhango in the 63rd minute and the Malawi international cut a relieved figure after hitting the back of the net.

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The win saw Pirates advance to the Round of 16 after securing a hard-fought win, while Uthongathi defender Xolani Slawula, who frustrated the Bucs attackers, was named Man of the Match.

Football fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the game and many of them were not happy with the Buccaneers’ performance against Cane Cutters. 

Pirates football was average Credit to Uthongathi Midfielder Interception of the through passes at the middle 1-0 was enough for the ghost to advance to the 16#OnceAlways#NedbankCup2021 #ssfootball #ssdiski#sabcfootball #weloveithere

— Christopher (@Christo79744616) February 6, 2021

I want to believe you. But I was watching Pirates struggling to beat Uthongathi. I mean who’s Uthongathi? Haven’t heard of then until today

— Barney Mthombothi (@mthombothi) February 6, 2021

I want to believe you. But I was watching Pirates struggling to beat Uthongathi. I mean who’s Uthongathi? Haven’t heard of then until today

— Barney Mthombothi (@mthombothi) February 6, 2021

Orlando Pirates Needs To Be More Clinical If We Want To Win This Nedbank Cup. Well Played Gents @orlandopirates 👏👏 #NedbankCup2021

— Lesego Ndlovu (@LesegoNdlovu_) February 6, 2021

They’ll make noise about how Orlando Pirates ancestors have dealt with Golden Arrows #NedbankCup2021 #NedbankCup pic.twitter.com/wT5A1LkrsI

— Jobe Alexander ™ (@AlexSithole) February 6, 2021

We need to stop blaming Orlando Pirates coach JZ for changing lineups … there’s a reason for that 🙏🏿🙏🏿#NedbankCup #Babizebonke #NedbankCup2021

pic.twitter.com/NQRItFSTS0

— S K V N N Y (@Skinnygenes_TV) February 6, 2021

#NedbankCup Uthongathi played better that Pirates.

— 2Smash (@MlebukaS) February 6, 2021

Monare shouldn’t start for Orlando pirates he makes that midfield ineffective and Hotto is a 8 not a winger but Zinnbauer isn’t a good coach so I’m not surprised he can’t see this #Orlandopirates #NBKCUP #Nedbankcup #SsDiski #Babizebonke

— Mntungwa,Bhungela (@KefuweMahlangu2) February 6, 2021

They did put in a good shift. Pirates will go to bed knowing they played a competitive game. #NedbankCup

— Renda_Mudzimu (@rendaniratshi) February 6, 2021

This Pirates is going to get 6 – 0 in the not so distant future; mark my tweet, hehehehe..#NedbankCup2021#NedbankCup#OnceAlways #DStvPrem pic.twitter.com/M2Z4bbHasL

— #RedefiningSuccess (@mduduzzee_dube) February 6, 2021

Fair play to Uthongathi, they gave a very good account of themselves against a top flight club today. 👏🏿

Always fun, at least for the neutrals, when a lower division side puts in a solid, fearless performance against one of the big boys. That’s what the #NedbankCup is all about!

— Landisile Mba (@mba_lm) February 6, 2021

Imagine that smash and grab against Uthongathi fc😂 😂 😂 🤣

— PastorBae Mbhebhiseni™ (@JumbaViera) February 6, 2021

They beat Uthongathi 1-0. Yhuuu ha ah

— #BuyBlack (@Gino_MSFC) February 6, 2021

@orlandopirates we won against Uthongathi but we could have won that game first half, instead people were missing chances. We lose games because People are missing chances not because we are a bad team.

— Malefane Mokhachane (@FanieMokhachane) February 6, 2021

Uthongathi played very well actually; comfortable on the ball, & good build up 4rom the back! Problem they didn’t have an outlet 4rom those build ups! They even missed a sitter b4 Pirates eventually scored!🤷

— #RedefiningSuccess (@mduduzzee_dube) February 6, 2021

@Ngizokhuluma you see how we judge a player. You see the point I raised by telling you about his positioning? Mundele is a damn good player.. All we need is him getting a chance and today he was supposed to have started against Uthongathi.

On point Justice.. 👌🏽

— Jonathan (@Jono939) February 6, 2021

The way I was so scared. Loosing against Uthongathi was going to make us a laughing stock to our noisy neighbours🙄. All sorts of hashtags were going to be started. Imagine #FriendsOfUthongathi

— Observer (@AlexMalapane) February 6, 2021

Mina im not swayed ngam emotions ibhola needs you to play it for you to understand certain things… people expected us to walk all over Uthongathi forgetting these boys wana also go to the big time and they’ll perform i know this from experience.

— Tshepo Mohlala🇿🇦 (@tshepolefthand) February 6, 2021

I want to believe you. But I was watching Pirates struggling to beat Uthongathi. I mean who’s Uthongathi? Haven’t heard of then until today

— Barney Mthombothi (@mthombothi) February 6, 2021

We don’t have to undermine them hey. Uthongathi gave our neighbors hard time. We hoping for the best ✌✌✌

— Brown skin girl (@Abo11622959) February 6, 2021



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