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Football | CAF Champions League

Senzo Meyiwa in tears after the game © Backpagepix

It was war - Meyiwa



Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has described his heroics of Sunday afternoon as “Amazing”. The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper produced a Man of the Match performance against African Champions League giants TP Mazembe.

Meyiwa who was bombarded throughout the encounter against the Ravens was called on as early as the 22nd minute to thwart a well taken goal bound free kick. Later in the match, the 25-year old pulled off - not one, but two penalties. One early in the second half and the other with less than seven minutes on the clock and the home side leading 1-0 needing a goal to send them through to the Group Stages.

“This was not a game, it was war,” Meyiwa told orlandopiratesfc.com. “We knew after the initial minutes in the game that we were up for it. A lot of decisions were going against us but fortunately we were mentally prepared for that.

“For the start of the second half we all just told ourselves that, we are going back there to fight. This was no longer a Pirates match, it was more a match to uphold the pride of the nation,” he added.

The aggregate victory over Mazembe secures the Buccaneers’ path to the Group Stages for the first time since 2006.



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