Itumeleng Khune starts in goal and leads Gavin Hunt's first Kaizer Chiefs side today. It will be interesting to see if he remains the first choice goalkeeper throughout the course of the season. Daniel Akpeyi's passport has expired, so Bvuma is on the bench.
Maritzburg United XI: Mpandle, Sanoka, Allie, Kutumela, de Reuck, Mbourou, Buchanan, Claasen, Morgan, Hlongwane, Moseamedi. Subs: Barr, Ismail, Hlubi, Modise, Shandu, Bhengu
Kaizer Chiefs XI: Khune (c), Frosler, Cardoso, Mphahlele, Sasman, Baccus, Agay, Ngcobo, Billiat, Kambole, Parker. Subs: Bvuma, Castro, Moleko, Zulu, Ngezana, Mashiane, Blom, Sifama, Lesako
Maritzburg United caused major problems for Kaizer Chiefs last season, picking up two wins and a draw across three clashes in all competitions. They will be eager to upset the Glamour Boys once more.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this MTN8 quarter-final between Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium.
Referee Luxolo Badi blows his whistle and Maritzburg United get the game underway.
Bernard Parker puts in the first corner of the game. It's a poor one and Chiefs aren't able to make something happen at the near post. Goal-kick.
Sasman looks to pick out a team-mate at the far post with a cross, but he can't find his man with Billiat and Kambole lurking.
Shaun Olive raises and lowers the offside flag, but play continues. Kutumela is played in behind, but his shot is saved. Kaizer Chiefs play on. Perhaps referee Badi wanted to give Amakhosi the advantage.
Kaizer Chiefs knock the ball about and then play it long. Mpandle gathers the aerial ball. Richard Ofori is not starting today, reportedly because he is in Johannesburg ahead of an imminent move.
Maritzburg United are making life difficult for Kaizer Chiefs early on. Sasman commits a cynical foul on Claasen.
Moseamedi is flagged offside. That's a very tight call, mind you.
Wonderful cross from Claasen after he is played into space on Maritzburg's right. Hlongwane just can't get on the end of it.
Mpandle collects another aerial ball although he is clattered into by Parker.
Baccus is blown up for a studs-up challenge on former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Buchanan. He will be lucky if he avoids a booking. The cooling break arrives early.
Baccus picks up a yellow card and the game resumes.
There's another tight offside call against Maritzburg United. Kaizer Chiefs are playing a risky game at the back, but haven't been punished yet.
Yellow card for Mphahlele for his foul on Moseamedi.
GOAL, MARITZBURG, KUTUMELA! 0-1: The Team of Choice force the two-on-one after Baccus loses possession in midfield. Kutumela has Moseamedi up in support, but finishes off himself!
Chiefs look to respond immediately and Sasman forces a smart save from Mpandle.
Baccus goes for goal from outside the box, looking to atone for his earlier error, but can't get enough dip on that shot to trouble Mpandle.
Kambole looks to have a go at goal, but his effort is blocked. Morgan goes down and receives medical attention.
Khune pounces to snuff out the danger from a Moseamedi square ball in the box.
Hlongwane's strike rattles the crossbar and bounces back out! Kaizer Chiefs are lucky to still be in this game!
HALF-TIME: KAIZER CHIEFS 0-1 MARITZBURG UNITED. The Team of Choice lead at half-time thanks to Kutumela's opener. They could have put this game to bed by now and Gavin Hunt's men will look to punish them for not doing so.
Moseamedi is played in behind on Maritzburg's right again, but his cross is intercepted.
We'll have four minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
Baccus cuts back for Kambole, but Hlongwane chased back superbly and manages to make the clearance before it can reach the Zambian striker!
Off we go for the second half with Maritzburg United kicking off. Chiefs get up the other end in no time. POST! Bernard Parker strikes the woodwork! What a start to the second 45 minutes! Castro and Blom have replaced Kambole and Akumu.
Mpandle was hardly tested in the first half, but he has already suffered a major scare in the second. Chiefs knock the ball about patiently at the back.
A lengthy passing move ends with Parker going for goal from the edge of the box, but he blazes off target.
Kutumela has a glorious chance to shoot, but instead tries to lay off Claasen. The chance goes abegging!
Parker looks for Billiat at the far post, but overhits his cross from Kaizer Chiefs' right.
Billiat looks to square for Castro, but Mpandle is there to cut his ball out.
Bernard Parker has yet another go at goal, but fires wide of the target.
Buchanan picks up a yellow card for a foul on Baccus in midfield.
Billiat goes for goal from the free-kick, but fires straight at Mpandle, who manages to hold on.
Sasman's cross is unconvincingly pushed away by Mpandle. Maritzburg United's box is under siege.
Bongo Mbourou goes off for Maritzburg United to be replaced by Shandu.
CROSSBAR! A deflected Kaizer Chiefs effort comes off the woodwork! It has really been a game of two halves and Kaizer Chiefs are piling pressure on their visitors. It was Parker's strike yet again!
Mashiane is on for Kaizer Chiefs with Baccus the man to make way.
GOAL, CHIEFS, SASMAN! 1-1: Sasman bundles home a corner at the far post to level the scores! Amakhosi deserve this!
As the game stands, we are heading for extra time and possibly penalties. There has to be a winner this evening.
GOAL, CHIEFS, SASMAN! 2-1: Another Sasman goal off a corner! Just like that, the tide has turned! It was a brilliant delivery by Billiat and a superb header!
The offside flag goes up against Castro. Correct decision, it seems.
The offside flag goes up against Castro once again. This one was far closer. He had the ball in the back of the net. Chiefs have a right to feel hard done by!
At the other end, Moseamedi forces a top save from Khune, but the offside flag is up against him now!
Maritzburg United are on the front foot right now, with Chiefs holding onto their hard-earned lead.
Ngcobo makes way for Kaizer Chiefs with Zulu the man to replace him.
Maritzburg look to work the ball in behind, but Khune comes out to clear.
Billiat gets in behind at the other end, but Mpandle blocks his shot.
FULL-TIME: CHIEFS 2-1 MARITZBURG UNITED. Amakhosi have turned this game on its head to progress to the semifinals courtesy of a Yagan Sasman brace after Thabiso Kutumela's first half opener. The Glamour Boys' curse against Maritzburg United is lifted as Gavin Hunt starts off with a win.
Buchanan blazes a shot well over the bar from long range as we head into five minutes of stoppage time.
Ngezana comes on for Billiat as Chiefs look to tighten up in the last few minutes.