Maize Cup : Felipe Ovono, Hero after Bucs lift Maize Cup

Maize Cup : Felipe Ovono, Hero after Bucs lift Maize Cup


Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Felipe Ovono was the hero on Saturday afternoon as Pirates lifted the Maize Cup in Rustenburg against Platinum Stars at Moruleng stadium.

The goal minder saved two penalties in the penalty shootout decider before former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Zulu saw his shot go wide to hand Pirates their first pre-season tournament silverware

The keeper who was on the transfer list a month ago was roped in to travel with the squad for their third preseason tournament.

He came in the second half after Jackson Mabokgwane started the game.

The keeper didn’t disappoint as he kept Stars at Bay and put in brilliant saves to deny Stars a win.

Pirates should have wrapped up the game in the second half but failed to capitalize on the errors made by the Stars defense.

Thabo Matlaba, Tendai Ndoro, and Thabo Rakhale had point blank chances which they failed to convert after Stars goalkeeper pulled saves to stop Pirates from scoring.

The Buccaneers put their number one goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo out of the tournament as he watched from the stands