The match proved to be a rollercoaster ride, with Stellenbosch dominating the first half and creating several goal scoring opportunities.
However, it was Kaizer Chiefs who turned the tide in the second half, clinching victory with impressive goals from Pule Mmodi and Christian Saile.
FIRST HALF DOMINANCE
The initial period belonged to Stellenbosch, as they put Kaizer Chiefs under immense pressure with numerous attacking manoeuvres.
The home side created plenty of chances, causing a scare for Chiefs in the 25th minute when a dangerous ball flew across the face of the goal.
While Kaizer Chiefs had their fair share of chances, they failed to convert them, leaving the score line level at halftime.
STELLENBOSCH’S REGRET AND KAIZER CHIEFS’ TURNAROUND
As the second half commenced, Stellenbosch found themselves ruing missed scoring opportunities from the first half. The game intensified, and it was Kaizer Chiefs who took the lead in the 51st minute thanks to an exceptional strike from Pule Mmodi.
Just four minutes later, Stellenbosch suffered a setback when Devin Titus received a second yellow card, reducing them to ten men. Kaizer Chiefs capitalized on their advantage, with Christian Saile sealing the victory with his first goal of the season in the 89th minute.
PLAYER PRAISE FROM MAN OF THE MATCH
Brandon Peterson, named Man of the Match, applauded his teammates for their determination and fighting spirit.
He emphasized the team’s desire to succeed, stating, “Today, we applied ourselves, and I could see the desire and fighting spirit in the team.”
Head Coach Molefi Ntseki echoed Peterson’s sentiments, praising the team’s resilience, and emphasizing the importance of securing the win.
Ntseki commended Peterson’s outstanding performance, highlighting the crucial role played by talented players in building a formidable team.
“It was very important for us to win, I must say Brandon Peterson also did every well”
“You can’t make a good team if you don’t have good players” he said.
Amakhosi’s goal tally for the season now stands at five, setting the stage for an exciting semi-final clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon