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MTN8 Final: Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 20 September 2014 Time: 19:24

Kaizer Chiefs edged Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the Soweto Derby MTN8 Final at a rain-soaked Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday night.

Tefu Mashamaite scored the game's decisive goal in the 28th minute, glancing a header past Senzo Meyiwa from George Maluleka's inswinging set-piece from the left.

Mashamaite was left unmarked on the penalty spot and was quick to accept Pirates' invitation to score after Daine Klate failed to move up with his defensive line and played the Chiefs man onside.

Chiefs were good value for their lead having bossed much of the first half, Mandla Masango forcing the first save of the game from Meyiwa when he met Tsepo Masilela's left-wing cross on the volley after 10 minutes.

Pirates had a golden opportunity to score when Oupa Manyisa and Kermit Erasmus combined beautifully in the 22nd minute. Manyisa fed it through to the striker, who cut it back to the midfielder on the penalty spot, but his first-time shot was saved by a diving Khuzwayo.

It was Pirates' only sniff of goal in the first 45 minutes as Chiefs stroked the ball around confidently, but the game was still on a knife-edge as Pirates were enjoying 55 percent of the possession.

Vladmir Vermezovic's side came out for the second half more determined to get that goal and showed their intent when Erasmus stung the palms of Khuzwayo in the 52nd minute after Pirates' best move of the game.

The second half continued in end-to-end fashion as both sides tried to get forward at every opportunity, Chiefs relying more on transitions and counter-attacks the longer than game went on.

Stuart Baxter brought on Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala to add experience as his side showed organisation and discipline to thwart every Buccaneers attack.

Pirates substitute Lehlohonolo Majoro forced Man of the Match Khuzwayo into an important save 13 minutes from time when he brought the ball down on his chest and fired it towards the near post.

Parker had a chance to put some gloss on the scoreline but Meyiwa stood firm to block his close-range shot after he cut inside his marker.

But Khuzwayo earned his clean sheet in the 88th minute as Erasmus fired off a powerful effort from outside the box, but the Chiefs stand-in dived smartly to his left to keep it out.

Chiefs held on to win their 15th top eight title, their second as the MTN8, and made it 10 straight competitive wins this season.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four three three

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-09-20 18:51:51

i love it 4 the pie rats..lekhozi eee

Proo Rhino
posted: 2014-09-20 18:56:47

We are going to win it for the 15 times Today NOMAKANJANI. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-09-20 18:57:51

Sir Baxter l thank u for not making noise!!!

posted: 2014-09-20 18:59:01

Including Vivian

posted: 2014-09-20 19:02:49

Thank u khosi

Triple KKK
posted: 2014-09-20 19:02:58

So far so good. ....well done boys.

posted: 2014-09-20 19:03:16

Where is Errorsmouse? Vivian pls bring those 4-5 balls to be taken to Naturena Museum

posted: 2014-09-20 19:05:15

Nowhere to be found.... khosified

posted: 2014-09-20 19:06:32

ash fuck u chiefs

posted: 2014-09-20 19:07:20

Do you want to see him?

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-09-20 19:07:29

It could hv been 3-0 nw eish Masango if only he could've passd yeye

Juda Scaliot
posted: 2014-09-20 19:07:41

They told us abt Ntshumayelo & Sarr

posted: 2014-09-20 19:09:19

pirates already won gud ppl

posted: 2014-09-20 19:10:37


The Great Khosi
posted: 2014-09-20 19:11:06

They gona feel the same pain the other teams felt in league games

I am Forever Fearless

posted: 2014-09-20 19:12:06

where is majoro

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-09-20 19:12:44

No Stress. The final score will be Pirates 5 - Makhosikazi 1. Majoro will score a brace.

Mark my words

Up the Bucs

Now's the time to moer these Zebras!

Sober mind Analyst
posted: 2014-09-20 19:13:27

I have said it before and im gonna say it again, Chiefs does nt defend high lines like downs did, exposing the goalkeeper.

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-09-20 19:13:55

Katsande yhooo

posted: 2014-09-20 19:14:00

Marked my words the game wıll end pırates 2 - chıefs 1.

Subs of bucs are goıng to kıll the game.

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