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...

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:25:08

What time wasting?

khozatin
posted: 2014-08-24 13:25:58

deezle wandile against chiefs 

Deezle
posted: 2014-08-24 13:26:26

Mfiki mfiki mfiki this ref neeed a vuvuzelaa on his head...he give p stars players warningss but chiefs players he just gibe em yellow cards,if cheifs win I hope he aint gona be the ref in the final

hdsethoba1
posted: 2014-08-24 13:26:42

We need jst a goal to silence this rats.

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:26:51

We need that hero who sorted out Mfiki last time

Deezle
posted: 2014-08-24 13:27:07

That was time wasting..why he didn't throw the ball while the ref told him to do so

Black4ever
posted: 2014-08-24 13:28:17

Mthembu is another waste KC should just play their graduates grin junior ranks

Black4ever
posted: 2014-08-24 13:28:40

It's Velibanti

hdsethoba1
posted: 2014-08-24 13:28:49

I saw that hero here at the stadium. Mfiki must b very careful. Sh*t.

Deezle
posted: 2014-08-24 13:28:58

Nvm my spellings

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-24 13:30:06

GM12!!!!!!awesomeness

khozatin
posted: 2014-08-24 13:30:17

maluleke mlambya ha nkhensa hosi  

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:30:39

Lol you think?..Veli make it happen..Awe

Black4ever
posted: 2014-08-24 13:31:18

Great strike useless keeper

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:31:18

Muyisa loyi wa mbeya

Solkezner
posted: 2014-08-24 13:31:53

Why doesnt Lwandile Mfiki score for P Stars?  This Guys hate Chiefs with a Passion......Another Loanee from Sundowns????

Deezle
posted: 2014-08-24 13:33:14

Shaba and parker will ruin the party for maluleka when they come back with their wayward free kicks

Black4ever
posted: 2014-08-24 13:33:15

That Swaziboy is used to fighting with a knobkeer and he thought the vuvuzela was one

Black4ever
posted: 2014-08-24 13:35:15

Calm down you are winning the same must apply to the technical team It was very silly what George did

Solkezner
posted: 2014-08-24 13:39:14

Black4ever Your Team is not involved...wait for your turn.

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