It was the perfect start for the Buccaneers as some swift passing and intelligent inter-changes saw Mbuyane find the back of the net in only the fifth minute of the match.
Daine Klate picked up the ball on the left side of the field and played a well weighted pass to Benni McCarthy on the edge of the box who then laid the ball off to an unmarked Mbuyane ten-yards out. The Pirates man made no mistake side-footing the ball past a stranded Sander Westerveld, 1-0.
A fifth minute goal from Thulasizwe Mbuyane handed Orlando Pirates only their fifth win of the season as they beat Ajax Cape Town 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.
Katlego Mphela (R)
After taking a two goal lead in the first half thanks to goals from Nyasha Mushekwi and Teko Modise, the Brazilians saw their lead squandered in the second half as Santos came out fighting finding two goals from Eleazar Rodgers and Vuyisile Wana.
But with the scores level and the introduction of Mphela, Sundowns soon took the lead again through Themba Zwane before Mphela sealed victory with a brace.
A second half brace from Katlego Mphela saw Mamelodi Sundowns crunch a Santos fight-back as they ran out 5-2 winners in an Absa Premiership match at the Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.
Reuben Thebakang (R) with Tsweu Mokoro
Dikwena had to play for over an hour with 10 men after the sending off of Ruben Thebakang for a second bookable offence and also missed a penalty.
They looked as though they might yet hold out for a draw, until Goodman Dlamini popped up to score late on for Usuthu.
Stars were buoyed by the availability of striker Henrico Botes for the match after he recovered from a hamstring problem, as well as a decent crowd after the club decided to let all women and children in free in support of the 16 Days of Activism against violence towards women and children campaign.
Platinum Stars have lost their unbeaten home record in the Absa Premiership this season after a 1-0 defeat to AmaZulu at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday night.
Celtic allowed Wits more space in the middle of the park and the Students looked like a team on a mission in the first half but went slightly off the boil as the match progressed.
The opening 45 minutes saw the visitors playing the much better football as they dominated the possession stakes and passed the ball around nicely.
Still, despite them dominating terms on the pitch their failure to create any clear cut chances on goal left us with something to be desired.
Bloemfontein Celtic and BidVest Wits played to a goalless draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in Bloemfontein on Wednesday night as both teams appeared to have left their scoring boots at home.
Ashley Hartog (R)
Matsatsantsa are still the only unbeaten team after 12 rounds of the league season, as goals from Moffat Mdluli and Tebogo Langerman lifted them to a deserved win over the Amakhosi in Polokwane.
SuperSport started strongly and had early chances through Anthony Laffor and Ashley Hartog, though neither attacker was able to get their efforts on target and trouble Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.
SuperSport United retained their place at the top of the Absa Premiership and confirmed their growing status as favourites for the title with a 2-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.
Goals from Edward Mnqele and Katlego Mashego saw Ea Lla Koto to a win that means they have taken 10 points from the last 12 available and moved up to third on the table.
The Team of Choice, in contrast, have lost four of their last five league games and dropped down to 11th.
The sides exchanged early chances, though Maritzburg definitely had the better of them. Diyo Sibisi shot wide of goal from just 10 metres out before Mor Diouf directed a Kurt Lentjies corner past the far post.
Free State Stars kept up their recent good form in Absa Premiership with a 2-0 victory away to Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday night.
J. Nene and L. Tsutsulupa
A first half strike from Thamsanqa Gabuza and a second half penalty from Thanduyise Khuboni was enough to secure their first home win under coach Muhsin Ertugral.
The visitors showed their intentions as early as the seventh minute when Lefa Tsutsulupa ran through defenders on the edge of the penalty area but his low shot lacked the pace to test Arrows’ goalkeeper Helton Da Rocha.
A minute later the home side created their own chance at the other end but Philani Shange was unlucky to see his shot going wide of the far post.
Lamontville Golden Arrows picked up their second consecutive win in the Absa Premiership when they defeated Moroka Swallows 2-0 at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.
The versatile midfielder was spotted early this month while on tour with Ghana
's Under-20 in Italy.
The 18-year-old impressed as a holding midfielder for Black Satellites in their slim 1-0 defeat to Parma and Liverpool want to further assess.
"It sounds too good to be true for many but this a letter signed Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli," Fifa agent Oliver Arthur told GHANAsoccernet.com
English giants Liverpool have handed a two-week trial session to New Edubiase United captain Mumuni Abubakar.
played out the first goalless of this year’s Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. Neither of the two sides could find a breakthrough leaving Group C delicately poised.
Malawi are top with four points while Kenya who beat Ethiopia 2-0 earlier in the day are second with three points. Sudan are third with two while Ethiopia has one.
Sudan had the better of the early exchanges with Omar Ahmed testing Malawi keeper Charles Swini from long range early on.
The Flames however created the best opening chance on 19 minutes but both Frank Banda and John Banda fail to reach an Emmanuel Zoya cross at the far post.
as Harambee Stars beat Ethiopia
2-0 in their second Group C match of this year’s Cecafa Tusker Cup in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.
It was the perfect riposte for Stars who started the day bottom of the group after losing their opening match to Malawi 2-0 and also ended a run of five straight defeats in the competition stretching back to 2009 edition.
Congolese born Mugalia who took up Kenyan residence last year, scored the opener minutes into the game before Ochieng who was making his debut added a second just before halftime to revive Kenya’s chances of making it to the last eight.
Bob Mugalia and Victor Ochieng scored their first goals for