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...

posted: 2014-08-24 13:40:09

Mfiki is hurt

posted: 2014-08-24 13:40:26

score update please!!!

posted: 2014-08-24 13:40:58

Be careful what you ask for laitie

posted: 2014-08-24 13:41:51

Chiefs 1-0 Crocodiles

posted: 2014-08-24 13:42:19

"Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object which was thrown from the crowd at a league match in Algeria on Saturday"....I'm suprised to read about this on Skysports but not on Kickoff. Kickoff is letting us down!

posted: 2014-08-24 13:42:55

Black4ever Why ask if we are already in the Final? Your pants are already full thinking about facing Chiefs.

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-08-24 13:46:27

That is very sad

martho wa makhosi
posted: 2014-08-24 13:47:23

Pls baxter do something nkatha is better than mthembu

posted: 2014-08-24 13:52:26

Mphela in for Mthembu!

posted: 2014-08-24 13:52:31

It doesn’t make any difference. Plat. Stars still need to score 3 goals like it was the case b4 the game started

posted: 2014-08-24 13:53:01

1 - 0 to Chiefs.

posted: 2014-08-24 13:53:15

Lera Lol, in your dreams!

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-08-24 13:54:45

How i wish that we had a team playing like platinum stars in our semifinal second leg, we would've walloped them by now. Zebras have them right where they want them and should finish them off in the second half, they act like they are not going out of the tie. Jerrr its a very boring approach by stars, they are doing nothing to show that they want to try defending their title. Based on star's lack for attack, I'm smelling a dullby. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-08-24 13:56:32

Solkezner Black4ever relax rattie, clowns will add to your misery

posted: 2014-08-24 13:57:51

charliejacobs99 Solkezner Black4ever He is busy minying here....They still need to record their first win of the League...

deleted_35268192_nkombose kababa
posted: 2014-08-24 13:58:00

Half time score: chiefs 1-0 mfiki

I'm expecting nkatha in for sphelele and shabba in for masango


deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-24 13:59:07

Mfiki is an ass, Mara I still say WOZA NABANGANI BAKHO!

posted: 2014-08-24 13:59:44

And this is a team that always abuse u lol

posted: 2014-08-24 14:01:10

U are such a negative human being. Just wait and see...u must appreciate the presence of Shabba and Parker. That is called "depth"...Maluleka can't carry the Zebras for the whole season.

posted: 2014-08-24 14:03:23

Mfiki is only booking zebra playas.Ngambi has been rough,bt no card.that's the man wo denied Amazulu a legitimate penalty on wednesday.

I hope we won't see a zebra fan getting into de field with a vuvuzela

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