Chiefs claim first victory over Pirates in 5 years
Kaizer Chiefs celebrated their first victory over Orlando Pirates in five years with a 4-2 penalty shootout win in the Telkom Knock-Out Cup quarterfinal clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Amakhosi progressed to the next round as Ben Motswari and Abel Mabaso missed their penalties for Pirates after the match ended two-all after extra time.
It was a repeat of last year’s semi-final where Pirates came out tops. While Chiefs would have set their objectives on continuing their good run this season, it would have also meant more to end their rivals dominance over them.
The highly anticipated match lived up to expectation producing a drama-filled first half. However Chiefs fans would have felt hard done with two incidents that did not go their way.
Amakhosi were denied a Samir Nurkuvic goal when Zakhele Siwele raised his flag for an offside.
Although replay suggests that the Serbian was put on-side by the two Pirates players, Siwela felt that he was perhaps ahead of the defenders.
Minutes later Thembinkosi Lorch survived a red card for an offence that warranted a straight send off. Moments later he provided an assist to Fortune Makaringe for the Buccaneers to take the lead. [Read More]