Absa Premiership

Chiefs edge Pirates in shootout

Soweto Derby (Gallo Images)
Soweto Derby (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs reached the Telkom Knockout final after beating Orlando Pirates in a penalty shootout at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

As it happened: Chiefs v Pirates

The match finished 0-0 in regulation time and after 30 minutes of extra time nothing could separate the sides.

The penalty shootout was also a tight affair, before Chiefs edged it 6-5 when Siyabonga Sangweni hit the crossbar with the decisive spot-kick.

Amakhosi goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo made a few telling saves and was awarded with the man-of-the-match accolade.

In the final, Chiefs will face Mamelodi Sundowns, who beat SuperSport United 3-1 in the later game.

Chiefs will play in their first Telkom Knockout final since the 2010/2011 season and will subsequently have a chance to add a record 14th League Cup crown to their trophy cabinet.

Penalty shootout sequence:

Tshabalala scores; Matlaba scores (1-1)

Katsande scores; Masuku scores (2-2) 

Letsholonyane scores; Majoro scores (3-3)

Gordinho scores; Ntshumayelo misses (4-3) 

Mthembu misses; Motupa scores (4-4)

Masilela scores; Sarr scores (5-5)

Baloyi scores; Sangweni misses (6-5)

Teams:

Kaizer Chiefs

Khuzwayo, Gaxa, Mathoho, Bukenya, Masilela, Katsande, Baloyi, Ekstein, Tshabalala, Lebese, Abraw

Orlando Pirates

Mpontshane, Nyauza, Gcaba, Sangweni, Matlaba, Rakhale, Ntshumayelo, Sarr, Makola, Erasmus, Gabuza

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