Pirates beat Chiefs to advance to MTN8 final

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Orlando Pirates booked a place in the final of the MTN8 with a comfortable 2-0 win over archrivals Kaizer Chiefs in the second leg of their semifinal at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Sunday afternoon.

The Buccaneers advanced 5-0 on aggregate after they hammered Chiefs 3-0 in the first leg at Orlando Stadium last weekend. They will meet Bloemfontein Celtic in the final.

Fortune Makaringe and Linda Mntambo netted the two goals on the day to ensure that Pirates will feature in the final to be played on 12 December away to Celtic.

Josef Zinnbauer was back in charge of the side following his return to Germany on Saturday evening.

Amakhosi certainly had chances of their own to take the advantage, with Siphelele Ntshangase hitting the crossbar in the 58th minute.

A few moments later on a counterattack, Pirates took the lead through Makaringe, who profited from Daniel Akpeyi’s mistake. Deon Hotto fired at goal and Akpeyi spilled the ball into the path of Makaringe.

Pirates continued to press and extended their lead late in the match via substitute Mntambo, who connected with Hotto’s pass to beat Akpeyi.

Well, testament to how Chiefs have performed in this tie, Lazarous Kambole had a clear shot at goal with Richard Ofori, not in the frame, but chose to blast his effort wide in the 82nd minute while Mntambo squandered a golden opportunity to net a brace as his chipped shot missed the left post in the 90th minute.

Pirates will tackle Celtic in the final on 12 December as they look to end their six-year trophy drought.

By FARPost Reporter 

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