Kaizer Chiefs sealed their place in the MTN8 semi-finals after grinding out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cape Town City on Sunday.
EXCITING DISPLAY OF ATTACKING FOOTBALL FROM BOTH TEAMS
Both teams started brightly, showing attacking intent and creating several scoring chances throughout the match. It was an end-to-end affair, with both teams putting in a good shift and contesting every ball.
CAPE TOWN CITY TAKE THE LEAD
Cape Town City took the lead in the 25th minute through a well-taken set piece that saw defender Marc van Heerden head the ball into the back of the net. However, Kaizer Chiefs didn’t take long to respond, with Mdantsane and Du Preez linking up brilliantly to draw level just 13 minutes later.
NAIL – BITING SECOND HALF ACTION
The second half saw Kaizer Chiefs looking to take control of the game. Their persistence paid off, and they eventually claimed the win thanks to a late goal by Edson Castillo in the 93rd minute.
Cape Town City also made some good attempts in the dying minutes, but the resolute defence of Kaizer Chiefs held firm, securing their place in the semi-finals of the tournament.
COACH NTSEKI’S THOUGHTS ON THE ENCOUNTER
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki was delighted with his team’s display, stating that “It was a good result, and the team deserved the win.” He praised his players for their resilience and tenacity, adding that the team’s character was on full display.
KAIZER CHIEFS TO FACE MAMELODI SUNDOWNS
Amakhosi are set to face The Brazilians, in the semifinals , date and venue TBA.