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‘Zwane should have seen red’ - Orlando Pirates fans fume after Mamelodi Sundowns make it straight 15 wins

12:13 PM EST 2/4/23
Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023
The supporters felt the Masandawana playmaker was lucky to stay on after his challenge on Sibisi in the first half

Orlando Pirates fans feel Themba Zwane should have been sent off following his challenge on Nkosinathi Sibisi as the Bucs suffered defeat to the Brazilians on Saturday.

Sundowns beat Pirates 1-0 to extend their winning run to 15 straight PSL matches in what was another major statement from the Brazilians, who are now 27 points ahead of the Soweto giants.

While some feel the Buccaneers deserved something from the game after their much-improved second-half display, a significant number of Pirates supporters think Zwane was lucky to stay on after the horrendous challenge.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns & Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates, December 2022

    Zwane should have seen red

    Sundowns played with 11 players plus the referee to make it 12. [Themba] Zwane should have been out with a red card. Then [Thabang] Monare got an unnecessary booking. Penalty not given. - Nkokhelo Nkosi

    Denied a clear penalty and a red card for Zwane. Sundowns looked a bit fragile today [Saturday]. - Damilola Davies

    I am not taking anything away from Sundowns, however, I must say that referees are now too lenient when it comes to decisions against them. The incident of Zwane and [Khuliso] Mudau leaves more questions than answers. - Sipho Cosmos Zulu

  • Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrating Neo Maema's goal, January 2023

    PSL players just fear Sundowns

    If only all PSL players could play with confidence and without fear against Sundowns! This would not be happening. - Jabulani Silence

  • Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates, January 2023

    Pirates let down by poor finishing

    Pirates put in a good effort in the second half and just need to be clinical in front of goal. In the second half, Sundowns were chasing shadows. - Ayanda Ace Vumendlini

  • Rhulani Mokwena Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Good Champions League build-up

    What a match! [Ronwen] Williams is the man! But honestly the opposition was better in terms of attack but not a lot solid from them [Pirates]. We needed such a match as a build-up for Caf Champions League. Kby! - @5Fankis

  • Sipho Mbule Mamelodi Sundowns

    Sundowns have no equals in PSL

    Sundowns are on a different Planet. They don't have competition in the PSL. Congratulations to Sundowns for beating Pirates twice in the league. - Tobias Mulauzi

    Just hand the title to them [Sundowns]. Pretty obvious they are competing against themselves. No one will stop them. - Frans Katlego Nkoane

  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo.

    Where was Ndlondlo?

    How can you bench [Ndabayithethwa] Ndlondlo for 90 minutes in a big game like this and expect to win? This coach killed us deliberately. - Lehlohonolo Malia

    It seems as if the relationship between Ndlondlo and the coach is not right. How can he add [Kabelo] Dlamini while we have Ndlondlo on the bench? - Bonga Dilizintaba Kosani II

  • Kermit Erasmus, Orlando Pirates

    Pirates deserved something

    If someone looked at Pirates play, they really deserve to walk away with something today [Saturday]. - Geirge Maulidi

    My team Orlando Pirates played very well. Sundowns were not a threat as they usually are. We were just unlucky. I personally think we could have won this match. - Thembanator Mthimbane

  • Cassius Mailula Mamelodi Sundows.

    Mailula & co the future of Bafana

    Bafana Bafana need young players like [Cassius] Mailula, [Sphelele] Mkhulise, [Neo] Maema, and [Boitumelo] Radiopane. Just give them two years in the national team and see. - Khanyisa Ngxabane

  • Rhulani Mokwena Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Sundowns now a disciplinary committee

    Sundowns are no longer a team, it's a disciplinary committee. I blame Jabu Mahlangu for this. - Gerby Darlington

  • Jose Riveiro Orlando Pirates.

    Poor tactics from Riveiro

    We [Pirates] have no coach at all, giving too much unnecessary respect to an opponent is like removing a pin from a hand grenade.-Syanda S. P. Myaka