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Wasteful Pirates sunk by Ajax in cup final

Ajax Cape Town Cape Town or Capetown, city (1991 pop. 854,616), legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It was the capital of Cape Province before that province's subdivision in 1994.  survived a stoppage-time scare to edge Orlando Pirates 2-1 Saturday and win the South African League Cup a second time.

Substitute Bennett Chenene Bennett Jerry Chenene (born February 2 1984) is a South African football (soccer) midfielder for Premier Soccer League club Orlando Pirates and South Africa.
  • Joined Pirates: 2007
  • Previous clubs: AmaZulu, Winners Park, Sasolburg Juventus
 squandered squan·der  
tr.v. squan·dered, squan·der·ing, squan·ders
1. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste.

2.
 a glorious chance to take a match watched by a capacity 22,000 crowd into extra time when firing well wide with only goalkeper Andre Petim Andre Petim (born August 03 1985) is a South African football (soccer) goalkeeper for Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town.

Ajax Cape Town  (current squad) 
 to beat.

The result left former African champions Pirates without a major domestic cup success since 1996 while the previous League Cup victory of Ajax eight years ago also came against the 'Buccaneers'.

Striker Mabhuti Khenyeza scored twice within 16 minutes of the kick-off on a balmy night at Chatsworth Stadium Kings Park Soccer Stadium was a multi-use stadium in Durban, South Africa. It was formerly used mostly for football matches. The stadium had a capacity of 35,000 people.

The stadium was demolished in 2006 to make way for the Moses Mabidha Stadium.
 in this Indian Ocean city as Pirates defence battled to contain livewire opponents.

The tide gradually turned during the second half in favour of a Pirates team coached by former Dutch star Ruud Krol and substitute Siphelele Mthembu reduced arrears on 74 minutes.

But as Chenene blundered, his team-mates could only curse their bad luck as Benson Mhlongo, Zimbabwean Gilbert Mushangazhike and Dikgang Malalane were foiled by the woodwork.
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