Chiefs through to MTN8 Final


A solitary goal from George Lebese was enough for Kaizer Chiefs to beat Bloemfontein Celtic by 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate), sending the MTN8 defending champions, into the MTN8 final. 


Chiefs came into the game with an advantage after scoring an away goal in the first leg played two weeks ago in Bloemfontein. The first leg ended one all.

It was no surprise when Celtic started the game the better team, showing a bit of urgency with Keagen Buchanan and Musa Nyatama passing the ball around confidently but without creating much clear cut chances.

The best chance of the match came in the 19th minute when Buchanan was put through, one-on-one with Itumeleng Khune but his effort went narrowly wide.

In the 42nd minute, George Lebese played one-two with Siphelele Mthembu before beating Patrick Tignyemb, who was routed to the spot.

In the second half, Celtic failed to breakdown the Chiefs defence. The defence that was enjoying protection from Willard Katsande and later on Ivan Bukenya who came on for Lebese with 12 minutes left.

Chiefs could have added at least two more goals if it was not for Tignyemb’s heroics. He produced great saves to deny George Maluleka and man of the match, Siboniso Gaxa.

At the end, Lebese’s goal was enough to send Chiefs into the final, giving them an opportunity to defend the MTN8 Cup.