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MTN 8 Champions Orlando Pirates to Face DStv Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns in Cup Final
- Orlando Pirates booked their place in the final of the MTN 8 against Mamelodi Sundowns
- Pirates beat Stellenbosch thanks to the away goal rule, as the tie was level 2-2 after two legs
- Sundowns overcame Kaizer Chiefs in the first semi-final thanks to a brace from Peter Shalulile
Orlando Pirates have booked their place in the final of the MTN 8.
The defending champions will look to retain their cup title as they face off against Mamelodi Sundowns in the upcoming final.
The Buccaneers booked their place in the final despite losing to Stellenbosch FC in the second leg of the second semi-final.
Pirates took a 2-1 advantage into the game, but were stunned in the 22nd minute when an Iqraam Rayners shot was deflected into the back of the net.
The goal was credited as a Zakhele Lepasa own goal, but it didn’t do any lasting damage to the Sea Robber’s chances.
The goal meant that the tie was 2-2 on aggregate, but the Buccaneer’s two goals in the first leg gave them the advantage as they won despite losing. It was also the second time that Stellies have beaten the Buccaneers this season.
Sundowns await in the final
Defending DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns also booked their place in the final after they beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 on aggregate.
The Brazilians won the second leg 2-1 thanks to a Peter Shalulile brace. The Namibian took just 10 seconds to open the scoring for his side as he charged down Brandon Peterson and finished from a tight angle, News24 reported.
The game was not without drama as Chiefs had a late penalty shout waived away by the referee.
Peter Shalulile makes MTN 8 history
Peter Shalulile is no stranger to equalling records or breaking them.
The Namibian striker has once again made headlines in local football as he scored against Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN 8.
Shalulile needed just 10 seconds to net the opening goal of the game against the Amakhosi in the MTN 8, Sports Brief reported.