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Makhaula Explains Sprint & Wild Chaine Celebration

Orlando Pirates midfielder Makhehlene Makhaula has explained why he sprinted across the whole pitch to celebrate with Sipho Chaine after his goal against AmaZulu in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final.

Makhaula was one of the key figures in Pirates’ 4-2 win over Usuthu, as he was the player who won the penalty before Patrick Maswanganyi’s first-half equaliser from the spot.

He even turned into goalscorer himself after netting the important 3-2 in the 82nd minute and was seen sprinting across the whole pitch afterwards before jumping into the arms of Chaine.

He has now explained that the Pirates shotstopper had called his first goal in over eight years.

“Before the game, Chaine came to me and made a bold prediction that I would score,” Makhaula told Pirates’ media team.

“At the time, I didn’t take it seriously, considering I hadn’t scored in over eight years.

“So, when the moment arrived, the first person that came to mind was Chaine. I sprinted so hard but my body to betray me.”

Makhaula saw himself substituted moments after his wild celebrations, as Pirates beat AmaZulu 4-2 after another goal by Maswanganyi in injury time.

David Kappel
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