3 - 0
(0 - 0)
FNB Stadium
24/08/2014 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs win 5 - 0 on aggregate
Referee: Lwandile Mfiki

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MTN8 semi-finals Kaizer Chiefs Platinum Stars

Posted: 24 August 2014 Time: 14:03

Kaizer Chiefs joined Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 Final after outclassing Platinum Stars 3-0 (5-0 on aggregate) at Soccer City on Sunday afternoon.

READ: Pirates to 'host' MTN8 Final

Amakhosi got the goals through Man of the Match Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Katlego Mphela and George Maluleka, with the latter netting a brace in his team's 2-0 victory in the first leg of the semi-final.

Pirates reached their fifth successive final - to be contested on September 20 at a venue yet to be announced - with a 5-1 demolition of Bidvest Wits in their last-four tie.

Chiefs started strongly, and nearly struck 18 minutes in but Stars goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe did superbly to tip a strike from Letsholonyane onto the woodwork and out. 'Yeye' showed quick feet in the box to fashion the space for the shot.

Dikwena, who won the tournament last year, threatened five minutes later through Ndumiso Mabena, whose low attempt on the angle triggered a useful stop from the alert Itumeleng Khune.

The hosts, though, opened the scoring in the 29th minute, as Maluleka netted with a curling free-kick from the edge of the area after Letladi Madubanya backed into the leaping Mulomowandau Mathoho.

Stars almost hit back in the 37th minute, but Tsepo Masilela made a last-gasp goal-line clearance after Mduduzi Nyanda's blistering shot forced its way through Khune's hands.

Nyanda sustained a thigh injury soon after, prompting the introduction of Marothi Diale just before the recess.

The Glamour Boys effectively sealed the result in the 59th minute when an unmarked Letsholonyane calmy slotted in a square ball from overlapping left-back Masilela.

Soon after Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter opted to give striker Mphela a run, as well as defender Morgan Gould at the expense of Mthembu and Mathoho respectively.

Mphela almost got away in the latter stages of the match, but Tshepo Gumede tracked back and effected a timely challenge to deny the former Bafana Bafana star a chance to pull the trigger.

Baxter then threw on Siphiwe Tshabalala for his first appearance of the season in the 82nd minute for Maluleka. 'Shabba' looked lively, as he drilled a free-kick on target before dragging a shot narrowly wide of the post.

George Lebese nearly made it 3-0 in the dying stages, but his header from a corner was cleared off the line by Luvolwethu Mpeta.

Mphela, however, struck in optional time as he controlled a Masilela chip into the box before stabbing the ball past Dambe.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Platinum Stars

Coach: Allan Freese
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-08-24 12:12:02

Today we going to witness the doctor (madubanya deal with yeahyeah and kaktsande, he's one hell of an opponent that must be licking his lips in eating these 2 zebras for a afternoon snack. Eish it is getting closer. Today chimps will be exposed for the useless cows they are. Zebbies you've been warned. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-08-24 12:12:51

 may the better team win...

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-24 12:13:07

Finally thank you coach for dropping Gaxa, I wonder why it took so long to realize that the dude is a complete cow. K4L!!!! My Glen Fiddish is going down very nicely..

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-24 12:17:05

Shaka Zulu starts, I was very impressed when he came in last time, I think we have a good striker there. Shabba will finish them off in the second half. Glamour Boys!!

posted: 2014-08-24 12:18:11

Hope gaxa dznt make it bck to d line up n khatha drops futher go killer Bt wen r we gonna c karuru, mgandi n erstein

posted: 2014-08-24 12:26:07

All the best Khosi .......

posted: 2014-08-24 12:32:05

Wena BuckeChomp o bua lerete la ur dad

posted: 2014-08-24 12:33:42

at the THEATRE OF GLORY(FNB),, the ruling of the Crocodiles fate will take place,, only a few come out to tell the story of trauma,,, in the past two years,, we have been the most predictable team in the psl but we have won most games than any other team,, it proves how hard it is to perform the script of victory in the actual event,,, there is something different about this season,, the performance of the boyz is far better than last season,,, there is that sense of confidence and believe within the team,, will it be the same story as last season in the final rounds,,, I don't know and I hope it won't be,,,, go out their boyz,, and perform with passion and humility as always,,,, WE 100% behind you!! #1970/Gold/Black/RoyalBlue

posted: 2014-08-24 12:39:15

Yeye please be clinical inside the box the more we will keep knoking them out

mafa mnguni
posted: 2014-08-24 12:57:14

A certain team is going to switch off, lick their wounds & go back home to sharpen their knives as usually.

posted: 2014-08-24 12:57:20

we need rats..

we need rats..

we need rats..

we need rats

days of platinum stars being our hoodo0 team are gone.

khosi 4 LIFE

wafa wafa MTN8

posted: 2014-08-24 12:57:42

Mthembu is yet to prove me wrong, now is his chance

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-24 13:05:38

In all honesty Chiefs will win P Stars does not have quality like last year

Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-08-24 13:07:10

I hope P Stars flushes this things down the drainage pipe. Siwelele I remain

posted: 2014-08-24 13:10:04

I'm a buccaneer bt chieps is gonna meet us ... Nothing for platinum

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:16:47

Mfiki needs another vuvuzela to the head

posted: 2014-08-24 13:17:49

Baxter must deal with moleko..u can't get a yellow card for time wasting at the beginning of the game..that's unprofesional

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-24 13:21:21

Eish this referee is such a pain to Chiefs, we will probably get a red card before the game is finished..he is a rat..

Khosy for life
posted: 2014-08-24 13:22:07

Moleko is a waste

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:24:15

These players need to tread lightly,they are against 12 players

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