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The 27-year-old has bagged 10 league goals this season having been on loan from Moroka Swallows until January.


After two tough fixtures on the road, Pirates needed a win to keep their CAF Champions League chances alive.


Arrows were the first side to create a clear goal-scoring opportunity but let the Buccaneers off the hook in the first 10 minutes. The home side then grew in confidence and Makhehlene Makhaula’s stinging shot from just inside the box was parried by goalkeeper Sifiso Mlungwana who could only guide it as far as the approaching Tshegofatso Mabasa, who gave Pirates the lead

Relebohile Mofokeng made it 2-0 following an excellent diagonal pass from Patrick Maswanganyi. The teenager displayed composure by rounding off the Arrows keeper and placing the ball in the net.


The third goal came just after the hour mark through Kabelo Dlamini, who was unmarked as he received a piercing through-ball from Mofokeng before firing past Mlungwana with a well-taken shot.