Carling Black Label Cup: Orlando Pirates Defeats Kaizer Chiefs in Second Semifinal

Carling Black Label Cup: Orlando Pirates Defeats Kaizer Chiefs in Second Semifinal

Keba Mothoagae
  • Orlando Pirates has made it through to final of the 2022 Carling Cup final after winning their semi-final at Soccer City
  • They defeated their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs on penalties after what was another forgettable Soweto Derby in poor weather
  • A rampant Mamelodi Sundowns, who were imperious in their semi-final against AmaZulu, now await the Buccaneers in the final

Orlando Pirates is through to the Carling Black Label Cup final.

In a drab second semi-final at Soccer City, they defeated their Soweto arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs 6-5 on penalties in matching weather on Saturday. The match had ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw.

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Paseka Mako and Keagan Dolly jostle for the ball in the second Carling Black Label Cup semi-final. Image source: @orlandopirates.
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They will now take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the final, while the losers will meet AmaZulu in the earlier 3rd/4th place play-off match. Chances were few and far between as both teams - yet again - cancelled each other out.

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Vincent Pule sank the dagger into the Amakhosi's hearts with the winning penalty, with S'fiso Hlanthi having missed his spot kick. Earlier, the Amakhosi were denied a legitimate goal after the linesman and referee wrongly called an offside.

Both teams struggled for ascendancy in the encounter, with barely an open opportunity for both attackers.

Kgaugelo Sekgotha bore down on goals with just Siyabonga Mpontshane just to beat, but a last-ditch tackle from Bandile Shandu denied him the opportunity to pull the trigger.

Earlier, the Brazilians swatted aside Usuthu 3-0 in the morning kick-off, with the men from Tshwane signalling their intent in their first-ever appearance in the four-team tournament.

Chiefs vs Pirates: the teams

Kaizer Chiefs:

1. Brandon Petersen 2. Eric Mathoho 3. Njabulo Ngcobo 4. S'fiso Hlanti 5. Phathutshedzo Nange 6. Kgaogelo Sekgota 7. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo 8. Yusuf Maart 9. Edmilson Dove 10. Keagan Dolly 11. Khama Billiat

Orlando Pirates:

1. Siyabonga Mpontshane 2. Paseka Mako 3. Tapelo Xoki 4. Bandile Shandu 5. Sandile Mthetwa 6. Fortune Makaringe 7. Miguel Timm 8. Ben Motshwari 9. Ndabayithethwa Ndlondo 10. Kermit Erasmus 11. Monnapule Saleng

Mamelodi Sundowns easily smashes AmaZulu

Mamelodi Sundowns effortlessly booked their place in the final of the Carling Black Label Cup.

As reported by Sports Brief, the Brazilians overwhelmed AmaZulu 3-0 in the first semi-final of the competition at Soccer City.

Sundowns now await the last hurdle against Orlando Pirates, while AmaZulu will go into the 3rd/4th place play-off against Kaizer Chiefs.