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Kaizer Chiefs win 5 - 0 on aggregate
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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...

Koning
posted: 2014-08-24 21:03:28

A kick-ass perfomance by the very same players dropped by Shakes which makes me wonder.It was good to see Shabba back and menacingly so.This team is a well oiled machine,we are playing Maybach Football...Forerver Fearless!

siyaG
posted: 2014-08-24 21:16:33

playing this type of enterprising brand of football, 15 teams in PSL asazothwala kanzima...Khosi Til Death

Dooba
posted: 2014-08-24 21:54:13

The matured one Glory1180 i don't see anything special with ur profile pic, but shud i complain about it... i mean Mahamutsa is the cow among goats, a two-legged donkey, but did u hear a single gorilla complaining about him? Please man...

Dooba
posted: 2014-08-24 21:56:10

Bucs4eva It wud be nice if i can be president of south africa just for a day, oh wishes

Uzoma rose
posted: 2014-08-24 22:21:03

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MjeyB
posted: 2014-08-25 04:38:07

Where are all the rats and flops who were barking non-stop hoping for an upset?

Solkezner
posted: 2014-08-25 04:40:09

Rats supporter wanted an upset cause they scared to face the Red-Hot Chiefs....

Uzoma rose
posted: 2014-08-25 06:06:36

 NIGERIA CUSTOM UNREGISTERED AUCTION CARS ARE NOW ON SALE!!! They sell all kind of tokunbo vehicles at a cheaper rate e.g toyota camry tiny light 2.2=350,000, toyota sienna=450,000,nissan murano=500,000,nissan pathfinder=600,000, toyota highlander=750,000, toyota prado=700,000, toyota rav4=500,000, camry 2012=450,000, toyota yaris=350,000, toyota matrix400,000, coaster bus 32 seater=600,000,Range rover=1.5, Golf 4=300,000, Golf 3=200,000,Golf 2=150,000,Golf 1=100,000 toyota avalon=400,000,toyota hiace hummer bus=350,000, toyota corolla=400,000, honda accord=400,000,toyota venza=350,000 toyota camry=400,000 and lots more xclusive ones just contact ..CUSTOM EMMANUEL THE DEPUTY COMPTROLLA on (08147280146).

XolaniMahlobo
posted: 2014-08-25 06:40:43

Come the 20th wafa wafa liyeza I bhakaniya.

Zima
posted: 2014-08-25 06:56:05

Pirates has played the best teams in the continent without a good coach. Now Pirates has a good coach. Watch the space. Zebras have improved but are still in the lower league.

Thibolicious
posted: 2014-08-25 07:03:41

VV once said, take me to final because i know how to win the final. We in the fifth consecutive cup final (two under VV). We are serial finalists.  

NgwanaAusi
posted: 2014-08-25 07:09:17

bucaneer 4 lyf There is always the first time, ask Platinum Stars

Khosi_by_Nature
posted: 2014-08-25 07:24:17

Did P/stars stop going to church ? b'cos the way they were hammered they didn't look like abazalwane... But after hearing Tintswalo Tshabalala singing on Marawa's TNL show I doubt they still going to church.

Anyway, next Maluleka's victim plsssss !


Forever we'll remain Fearless !!!!!!!!!

TinyikoB75
posted: 2014-08-25 07:39:59

It's derby again since from carling black label. I know that some might be writing Pirates off, however Pirates never kneel down to KC. I'm glad that Musona issue is resolved so we have to talk about the material available to both teams. Come Finals we'll see who will be crown Mtn8 2014 winners. It wont be an easy game to both teams

BongzMcngethe
posted: 2014-08-25 07:41:51

Now, thats how you eliminate crocodiles

benmasampe
posted: 2014-08-25 10:02:40

Mphela!

Njapino waleKhosi
posted: 2014-08-25 10:20:20

So where is the derby going 2 be palyed @ Moses Mabida or fnb?

leilo
posted: 2014-08-25 11:52:28

Adding to what u have said khosi lam when Masha n tower goes forward they always left salt to make sure that, when ever our opponents make a counter, we have a back-up on him n his doing a great job

MR TJ CAF Champ 2nd STAR loading
posted: 2014-08-26 14:16:33

Platinum star is wearing Bafana Bafana Puma and SAFA logo on tights

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