MTN8 Semi-final report: Kaizer Chiefs against SuperSport United, 01 September 2018



MTN8 Semi-final

Result: Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 SuperSport United (SuperSport won 2-3 on agg.)

Date: 01 September 2018

Place: FNB Stadium

The first trophy offered for Kaizer Chiefs was wiped out when they crashed off the MTN8 after they were lost to SuperSport United in their second leg draw.

Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas wasted no time making changes after the fall of Wednesday against Bloemfontein Celtic, when Teenage Hadebe and the new signing Godfrey Walusimbi came in for Daniel Cardoso and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.

Matsatsantsa started the game at a high pace, looking for an early goal, but they could not get chances to harass goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Clayton Daniels had bad luck not to have opened United's score in the 15th minute when his header hit the right wing, with Khune well-defeated.

Chiefs showed a good pairing game in their recent league clash, but the gentlemen like Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro were not on the same page in the first half.

A minute before the break, Willard Katsande almost broke the deadlock for Amakhosi with a shot from the edge of the sixteen, but he missed the target when the half-pigeon goalkeeper chose the Soweto-giants.

Chiefs had the upper hand in the opening 10 minutes of the second stanza, although clearly cut chances were hard to come by.

However, Bradley Grobler found the breakthrough for Matsatsantsa two minutes before the hour passed to Teenage Hadebe in the box to send a low ride home to the bottom corner.

SuperSport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams held his game in the 64th minute and made a double save to deny Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Willard Katsande, who both had clear chances at short distance.

Siphelele Ntshangase made almost equal for the hosts 13 minutes before time with a shot from the edge of the sixteen, but his attempt sailed agonizingly wide.

Solinas threw in Ryan Moon and Benard Parker in the final phase of the half in an attempt to take an equalizer, but SuperSport hung through and claimed the win, winning the score 3-2.

This is how they line up:

Chiefs: 32. Khune, 2. Mphahele, 30. Ngezana, 20. Hadebe, 29. Walusimbi, 31. Katsande, 10. Ntshangase, 38. Meyiwa, 11. Billiat, 28. Zuma, 8. Castro.

Subs: 16. Vries, 25. Parker, 3. Mathoho, 7. Moon, 22. Zulu, 36. Ntiya-Ntiya, 35. Malope.

SuperSport: 30.W illiams, 20. Kekana, 4. Daniels, 3. Khumalo, 16. Modiba, 8. Furman, 6. Letsholonyane, 28. Mokoena, 13. Phala, 19. Rusike, 7. Grobler.

Subs: 33. Pule, 23. Gould, 2. Boateng, 11. Keene, 21. Ntshangase, 15. Lakay, 17. Lungu.


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MTN8 Semi-final report: Kaizer Chiefs against SuperSport United, 01 September 2018



MTN8 Semi-final

Result: Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 SuperSport United (SuperSport won 2-3 on agg.)

Date: 01 September 2018

Place: FNB Stadium

The first trophy offered for Kaizer Chiefs was wiped out when they crashed off the MTN8 after they were lost to SuperSport United in their second leg draw.

Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas wasted no time making changes after the fall of Wednesday against Bloemfontein Celtic, when Teenage Hadebe and the new signing Godfrey Walusimbi came in for Daniel Cardoso and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.

Matsatsantsa started the game at a high pace, looking for an early goal, but they could not get chances to harass goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Clayton Daniels had bad luck not to have opened United's score in the 15th minute when his header hit the right wing, with Khune well-defeated.

Chiefs showed a good pairing game in their recent league clash, but the gentlemen like Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro were not on the same page in the first half.

A minute before the break, Willard Katsande almost broke the deadlock for Amakhosi with a shot from the edge of the sixteen, but he missed the target when the half-pigeon goalkeeper chose the Soweto-giants.

Chiefs had the upper hand in the opening 10 minutes of the second stanza, although clearly cut chances were hard to come by.

However, Bradley Grobler found the breakthrough for Matsatsantsa two minutes before the hour passed to Teenage Hadebe in the box to send a low ride home to the bottom corner.

SuperSport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams held his game in the 64th minute and made a double save to deny Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Willard Katsande, who both had clear chances at short distance.

Siphelele Ntshangase made almost equal for the hosts 13 minutes before time with a shot from the edge of the sixteen, but his attempt sailed agonizingly wide.

Solinas threw in Ryan Moon and Benard Parker in the final phase of the half in an attempt to take an equalizer, but SuperSport hung through and claimed the win, winning the score 3-2.

This is how they line up:

Chiefs: 32. Khune, 2. Mphahele, 30. Ngezana, 20. Hadebe, 29. Walusimbi, 31. Katsande, 10. Ntshangase, 38. Meyiwa, 11. Billiat, 28. Zuma, 8. Castro.

Subs: 16. Vries, 25. Parker, 3. Mathoho, 7. Moon, 22. Zulu, 36. Ntiya-Ntiya, 35. Malope.

SuperSport: 30.W illiams, 20. Kekana, 4. Daniels, 3. Khumalo, 16. Modiba, 8. Furman, 6. Letsholonyane, 28. Mokoena, 13. Phala, 19. Rusike, 7. Grobler.

Subs: 33. Pule, 23. Gould, 2. Boateng, 11. Keene, 21. Ntshangase, 15. Lakay, 17. Lungu.


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