Soweto Derby still on the cards after MTN8 semifinals draw

2014-08-04 14:04

Defending MTN8 champions Platinum Stars were drawn to face Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinals of the top eight competition, and Orlando Pirates and Wits will square off in the second semifinal, to be played over two legs.

The draw ensures the Soweto Derby is still on the cards, should Chiefs and Pirates advance through to the final.

Chiefs were the last team to book their spot in the last four, comfortably beating Mpumalanga Black Aces 4-0 yesterday.

On Friday, Wits kicked off the tournament with a penalty shootout victory over Bloemfontein Celtic in Johannesburg.

On Saturday, Pirates beat SuperSport United 2-1, after Stars shocked defending league champions Mamelodi Sundowns by the same scoreline earlier in the day.

The quartet make up an exact replica of last season’s last four, with Stars and Pirates going on to challenge for the trophy, which Dikwena eventually lifted, courtesy of a penalty shootout.

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