After Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 in the PSL last weekend, the Amakhosi got revenge in the Telkom KO semi-final this Saturday.
After two minutes Bucs’ Mpho Makola’s cross was headed straight at goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo by Thamsanqa Gabuza.
Then George Lebese forced Siyabonga Mpontshane into a good save from a difficult angle.
In the 17th minute Pirates’ Ntsikelelo Nyauza’s strike didn’t trouble Khuzwayo.
Then on 37 minutes Kermit Erasmus’ free-kick was headed by Nyauza but that too was saved by Khuzwayo.
In the second half Makola’s deflected free-kick was parried by Khuzwayo. Erasmus then had a good chance and Amakhosi’s second choice keeper was proving to be a handful. Itu Khune picked up a knee injury before the game and was ruled out.
With five minutes to go, Siphelele Mthembu burst through for Chiefs but didn’t trouble Mpontshane.
Masuku then did well to dribble past Tsepo Masilela and this time Khuzwayo made a brilliant save.
In extra time Lebese’s close range attempted was saved by Mpontshane. That was the only key moment until the 120 minutes was up.
In penalties Siyabonga Sangweni and Thandani Ntshumayelo missed for Pirates, so Chiefs won the shootout 6-5.