Orlando Pirates last night rode their luck and beat title rivals Platinum Stars 1-0 in a top-of-the-table Absa Premiership clash at the Orlando Stadium with Zambian striker Collins Mbesuma relegated to the substitute bench.
Pirates were a little brighter in the second half and scored in 52nd minutes through Daine Klate.
Mbesuma came on as a substitute in the 71st minute for Chinyama but had little impact.
Another Chipolopolo star Davis Nkausu was in action for SuperSport United in their goalless draw against Amazulu but was substituted for September in the 76th minute.
Heroic goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene surprisingly started on the bench for Free State Stars but later made the team replacing Motsoeneng in the 69th minute while his countrymate Noah Chivuta was off for Wome in the 63rd minute. Wome turned scorer for Free State Stars in the 89th minute granting the team a hard fought 1-0 win over Maritzburg United.