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Komphela Not Shocked By Chaine’s Rise

Moroka Swallows coach Steve Komphela says he was not surprised by the heroic performance of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Sipho Chaine in the MTN8 final, having witnessed his qualities first-hand at Bloemfontein Celtic in the 2018/19 season. Chaine was at his best as he saved three penalties as Pirates beat Mamelodi...

MTN8 Team Of The Tournament Announced

MTN have announced the official MTN8 Team of the Tournament after Orlando Pirates claimed the first silverware of the domestic 2023/24 season. The Buccaneers beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on penalties in the final after the game had ended 0-0 after 120 minutes. Jose Riveiro's men defended their title from last season,...

MTN8 Team Of The Tournament

After the first trophy in domestic football was won by Orlando Pirates, the iDiski Times' editorial team picked the competition's Team of the Tournament, including five players from the champions. Sipho Chaine won the Man of the Match award in the final after saving three Mamelodi Sundowns spot-kicks in the...

Komphela On Bridging The Sundowns Gap

Moroka Swallows head coach Steve Komphela says Orlando Pirates are showing there are ways to compete against Mamelodi Sundowns. Pirates have been one of the biggest tests for Sundowns in recent times and grinded an MTN8 final title 3-1 on penalties last week. While Sundowns were perhaps the more fluent and...

Three Pirates Stars Make MTN8 History

Vincent Pule, Thabang Monare and Siyabonga Mpontshane made history when Orlando Pirates beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 final on Saturday. It was the trio's fourth MTN8 silverware in their careers, more than any other player since the telecommunication took over in 2008, having won it three times with Pirates...

Are Pirates Cup ‘Specialists’? Riveiro Responds

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro has responded to claims that the Buccaneers are "cup specialists" after scooping three cups in a space of 16 months. Pirates have won all domestic cups they’ve played in since Riveiro arrived at the club. The Spaniard won his first trophy at the beginning...

Erasmus: Pirates Deserved To Beat Sundowns

Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus says they deserve to win the MTN8 trophy because they showed their hunger more than Mamelodi Sundowns and that was the difference.   In what was a powerful wind and eventful game in Durban in the Wafa Wafa Cup final, Pirates beat Sundowns on the...

Edition 125 – Pirates MTN8 Win, Matrose & Human

In this week’s edition, Rob Delport, who was in Durban last week for the MTN8 Final, pens a feature about Orlando Pirates’ triumph. Rob also recently spoke to Pirates’ Azola Matrose, who has seen Pirates’ debut delayed by injury after joining from Chippa United. Velile Mnyandu attended the “Stix...

Riveiro: I Went Through Hell Of Stress Prior To MTN8 Final

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has admitted that he went through an enormous amount of stress to prepare his side ahead of the MTN8 final on Saturday. He said if you cannot manage to be in this position clubs will “fire you”.    The stress shooting up the volume was brought...

Mokwena – I Have To Bite My Tongue On Tom’s Performance

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena refused to comment about the calls going against his side by referee Abongile Tom in the MTN8 final against Orlando Pirates at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, saying he will watch the tv analysis on Monday. He was referring to the tv shows on...
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