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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: 2014-09-22 05:27:28
twalop 5ptsFeatured
1 minute ago

Hay Rats sinixolele ngokukhuluma igame ingekadlali,ngoba inxeba lendoda alihlekwa.Qhake nifundile ukuba ukukhuluma phambi komdlalo akulunganga,noba awona ma makhosikazi nini,indoda ayithethi iyenza so nina niyakhuluma nenza njengabafazi so abafazi nini,ngoba sinibhebhile satarday.Khosi Forr Life

posted: 2014-09-22 06:15:50

Fumigator  LOL!!! They really talked a lot

posted: 2014-09-22 06:17:42

KhosiNyce 01  And Senzo said our keeper on the day will be too scared coz of stage freight

posted: 2014-09-22 08:23:05

hello rats

posted: 2014-09-22 09:12:10

The pied piper Tefo lured the village rats to the bottom of the ocean...

Glamour boy Noble # jealousy kills.
posted: 2014-09-22 09:53:02

The Chiefs  train is in full motion again. Simply the best.

posted: 2014-09-22 10:21:16

 Boknight Ratanda bucs Buc-champ 14 what happen on SAT guys ??? if VV started with Qalinge , Majoro & Masuku am sure Pirates could have done something better ...but give credit to Chiefs Labafana BA HOT ...Brilliant Khuzwayo is fighting Khune battle with Senzo coz now many people are questioning SENZO MEYIWA Bafana -Bafana future many say if KHUNE doesn't get fit early then our country won't qualify ....MA BUCCANEER kwenze njani?????/ 

posted: 2014-09-23 10:52:06

Pedro2192  Boknight Ratanda bucs  Buc-champ 14 Masuku is a pure amatture dont even mention him

posted: 2014-09-23 11:00:37

JakyMarakalala Tlou is the best player he just need a couch who will advice him and improve on his crossis.Not VV who need ready made players and take the glory like last cup against Wits

posted: 2014-09-23 11:43:48

oupa24512532  Boknight Ratanda bucs  Buc-champ 14  I really don't care much about what Pirates does but I was mentioning names that maybe could have done better than diving son Klate

posted: 2014-09-26 06:30:47

They stole my phone just before the game started same as they did last year in the Carling Cup... anyway I don't care! Just wanted to come in here and say #OperationVatAlles is in full motion...

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