22 May 2011

Orlando Pirates win South African league title

9:01 am on 22 May 2011

Orlando Pirates snatched away the South African football league title from Ajax Cape Town on the final day of the season, winning the championship on goal difference.

A goal six minutes from the time handed Pirates, coached by former Dutch World Cup captain Ruud Krol, a 2-1 home win over Lamontville Golden Arrows while Ajax were held to a 2-2 draw by Maritzburg United.

Ajax would have won the title with a home win.