Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Orlando Pirates vs Wits: The Dramatic Nedbank Cup upset in pictures

Wits secured their place in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup with a thrilling 3-2 penalty shootout win over Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Sunday.

Goals from Bienvenu Eva Nga and Deon Hotto put the visitors ahead at half time. After the break, Bucs fought back, with Thembinkosi Lorch and Zakhele Lepasa both scoring in six minutes to take force the fixture into extra time.

 Lepasa put Pirates ahead in the first half of extra time while Wits went a man down after referee Victor Gomes sent off Elias Pelembe for protesting. The referee also gave Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer a yellow card during the match.

With only ten men and a one-goal deficit, the visitors threw the kitchen sink at Pirates and Gift Motupa found the goal that forced the fixture into the spot-kick decider.

Wits secured the win through a dramatic penalty shootout to book their spot in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup.

Nedbank Cup Last 32 in pictures: Orlando Pirates vs Wits

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Zakhele Lepasa of Orlando Pirates celebrates during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match against Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Orlando Pirates coach, Josef Zinnbauer, is booked by referee Victor Gomes during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match against Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Happy Jele of Orlando Pirates celebrates during the Nedbank Cup last 32 match against Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Josef Zinnbauer coach of Orlando Pirates reacts on the touchline during his team’s cup match against Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Bienvenu Eva Nga of Wits celebrates a goal their Nedbank Cup last 32 match against Orlando Pirates. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Deon Hotto of Wits is challenged by Ntsikelelo Nyauza of Orlando Pirates. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Gift Motupa celebrates during the Nedbank Cup last 32 match between Orlando Pirates and Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Vincent Pule of Orlando Pirates sits in the field, disappointed after the Buccaneers lost on penalties against Wits in the last 32 Nedbank Cup match. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Football 2020 Nedbank Cup Last 32 Orlando Pirates V Bidvest Wits Orlando Stadium Soweto

Picture: Orlando Pirates players react in disappointment during the Nedbank Cup last 32 match against Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix