Mbesuma scores twice for Pirates to beat TP Mazembe

Collins Mbesuma

Collins Mbesuma

Zambian striker Collins Mbesuma this evening, April 20, 2013 scored twice to secure 3-1 victory for his club Orlando Pirates against TP Mazembe of Congo DR in the first leg of the CAF Champions league match played in Johannesburg.

The Pirates opened their first in second minute through Onyekachi Okonkwo. But TP Mazembe came in to level the score line through striker Patou Kabangu. At halftime it was 1 – 1.

In the 57th minute Mbesuma who was on high form saw the back of the net to put his club ahead. The Zambian striker recorded his second goal through a penalty after he was brought down by TP Mazembe Goalkeeper just in extra time.

Orlando Pirates dominated the game against TP Mazembe which has six of Zambian players in the team. Midfielder Rainford Kalaba and defender Hichani Himonde played the whole 90 minutes while Nathan Sinkala, a midfielder came in as a substitute in the 66th minute.

The results today means that Pirates will just need a draw when they play return match in two weeks time to qualify and exit TP Mazembe from the tournament.