SuperSport United players celebrate with goalkeeper Ronwen Williams after winning the penalty shoot-out against Orlando Pirates. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
SuperSport United players celebrate with goalkeeper Ronwen Williams after winning the penalty shoot-out against Orlando Pirates. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
The Orlando Pirates players could hardly watch the penalty shoot-out against SuperSport United. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
The Orlando Pirates players could hardly watch the penalty shoot-out against SuperSport United. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – It’s official: SuperSport United are Orlando Pirates’ bogey team.

This much was clear after Matsatsantsa a Pitori survived a penalty miss by Pirates’ Zambian Augustine Mulenga, and came through a penalty shoot-out 4-3 in the MTN8 quarter-final on Saturday night.

It was the 10th consecutive match for the Buccaneers in which they were unable to get the better of SuperSport.

Even Pirates themselves described the bad run as a “hoodoo” on their website, adding: “Orlando Pirates have failed to shake the SuperSport United monkey off their back.”

Here’s the list of 10 games:

11 August 2018 – SuperSport United 2-2 Orlando Pirates: SuperSport win 4-3 on penalties

11 April 2018 – SuperSport United 0-0 Orlando Pirates

5 December 2017 – SuperSport United 0-0 Orlando Pirates

24 June 2017 – SuperSport United 4-1 Orlando Pirates

7 March 2017 – SuperSport United 1-1 Orlando Pirates

26 November 2016 – SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando Pirates

1 November 2016 – SuperSport United 6-1 Orlando Pirates

28 May 2016 – SuperSport United 3-2 Orlando Pirates

21 May 2016 – SuperSport United 2-2 Orlando Pirates

12 August 2015 – SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando Pirates

 

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