Chenene gives MTN8 final prediction

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Former Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic star Bennett Chenene says the Soweto giants will win Saturday's MTN8 final by a solitary strike.

Celtic and Pirates will lock horns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in the much-anticipated final, with the Soweto giants eager to end their six-year trophy drought.

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While the unbeaten Buccaneers come into the clash as favourites, Chenene feels the final won't produce a lot of goal.

"I think Pirates will win 1-0," Chenene tells Kickoff.com.

"Why am I saying so, I checked Celtic's performance, remember [John] Maduka is my guy . It's not gonna be easy for Pirates but I know Pirates got an advantage because they've got goals in them. But Celtic, I know they will struggle to score but the game will be balanced. But I know Pirates will get that one goal.

"They can't win by 2, 3 no. Yes they can score a goal but I'm not sure they can score second or third goal because it's gonna be tight. As for Celtic they can only win on penalties. But the score will be 1 - 0 if not, Pirates will lose in the penalty shoot -outs. Small teams always have luck during shoot - outs because they don't have pressure."

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Chenene says his only concern with the 'Sea Robbers' is Richard Ofori after his recent error in the draw with Baroka FC.

"Eish the goalkeeper man, I'm not happy with the goalkeeper. His mistakes alone hhayi, last week he did a bambayeka (couldn't handle the ball), today he was beaten by a swing. Remember this guy was signed, he is not just a player. So I don't know, if they can just fix their goalkeeper. He is right but he should correct his mistakes, we don't need such mistakes."

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