Referee Abongile Tom during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows FC at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on January 03, 2023 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Orlando Pirates hero Sipho Chaine praises referee Abongile Tom

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Sipho Chaine has praised referee Abongile Tom for his handling of the MTN8 cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban at the weekend.

Orlando Pirates celebrate winning during the MTN8 final match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 07, 2023 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Dar

Penalties are not a lottery these days - Jose Riveiro

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro credited the club’s goalkeeping department along with their MTN8 hero in shot stopper Sipho Chaine following their 3-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns via penalties.

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Sipho Chaine explains crazy experience in joining Orlando Pirates

Sipho Chaine admits he still can't quite believe he made the switch from Chippa United to Orlando Pirates.

Mamelodi Sundowns Head Coach Rulani Mokwena arriving at Orlando Stadium ahead of the Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns match

Mokwena: Chaine made a difference for Pirates

Orlando Pirates fans were anxious seeing goalkeeper Sipho Chaine get a lot more of the ball during their DStv Premiership clash against Mamelodi Sundowns, but the approach has been praised by opposition coach Rulani Mokwena.