Chiefs, Pirates resume rivalry
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – SUPERCHARGED Kaizer Chiefs massacred visiting Platinum Stars 3-0 in the second leg of the MTN8 semifinal played at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Sunday.
The victory over Platinum Stars will now pit Amakhosi against old rivals Orlando Pirates in a final that promises fireworks.
Earlier in the first leg, Kaizer Chiefs had thrashed Platinum Stars 2-0 at Royal Bafikeng Stadium in Rustenburg, a development that completed a 5-0 aggregate routing of Dikwena.
Though the match started at a faster pace, there were no goals in the first half in which Platinum Stars dominated the entire 45 minutes, but poor finishing upfront was their biggest let down.
However, Amakhosi head coach Stuart Baxter appeared to have barked tough instructions to his
players as they approached the second half with vigour, attacking with precision as they bombarded their opponents from left, right and centre in search of goals.
It came as no surprise when midfielder George Maluleka, Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Katlego Mphela scored the three goals each for the Soweto giant to kill any Platinum Stars hopes of ever coming back into the game.
Had it not been for the brilliant goalkeeping by Platinum Stars goalminder Kabelo Dambe, Amakhosi could have won the match by a wider margin.
– CAJ News
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