SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic settled for a 1-1 draw in their MTN8 first leg semifinal clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors began the match stronger, and it was a move against the run of play by Celtic which yielded the breakthrough early in the encounter with captain Ndumiso Mabena scoring the opening goal in the 15th minute.
But Matsatsantsa piled on the pressure late in the first half and were rewarded for their persistence with an equaliser early in the second stanza through a Ghampani Lungu goal just after the 50th-minute mark.
Both sides searched for the winning goal and chances fell to both Siwelele and the Tshwane outfit but eventually, they both had to settle for a draw.
It is advantage Celtic as they managed to score a vital away goal. The second leg of the semifinal will be played on Saturday, 7 November at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium.
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By FARPost Reporter