At the other end three minutes later, Pirates keeper Brighton Mhlongo was forced into a low save by Polokwane striker Thobani Mncwango.
Polokwane forward Rodney Ramagalela beat his marker in the right in the 29th minute before playing a powerful low cross which was well saved by Mhlongo.
In the 39th minute, Makola set up his Pirates teammate Thabiso Kutumela who unleashed a thunderous shot which hit the upright with Chigova looking on.
Ramagalela's ambitious attempt from range almost caught Pirates keeper Mhlongo off his line on the stroke of half-time, but the ball went just over the crossbar.
Pirates head coach Muhsin Ertugral responded by pulling out Abbubaker Mobara for another Ntsikelelo Nyauza on the hour-mark.
Mhlongo made two wonderful saves to deny Simphiwe Hlongwane and Tlolane in the 64th minute as Polokwane looked to double their lead.
|SOUTH AFRICA: Premier League|
|10:30||Finished||Polokwane||1 - 1||Orlando Pirates||(0 - 0)|
|10:30||Finished||Supersport Utd||4 - 1||Highlands||(2 - 1)|