Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday. Pirates started off the game with fire and energy. Their defence mechanism was on top in the opening exchanges.
The game started off with a large number of free kicks. Lehlohonolo Majoro missed his first goal attempt at the right side of the post. However Majoro began the second half with the opening goal. The former Kaizer Chiefs hitman then turned villain after he received a red card for kicking Mahlatse Makudubela.
Issa Sarr received a yellow for a foul play, but was spared red. Tlou Segolela tried to double the lead for the Buccaneers but his attempt was unsuccessful. Oupa Manyisa received a yellow card but would be far happier to be the man of the match recipient after the final whistle.
Instead of taking advantage of their numerical advantage, Dikwena were 2-0 down when Lennox Bacela scored the second goal for Pirates. Vuyo Mere ended the game with a yellow card as his side went down 2-0.