Kaizer Chiefs went down 3-0 to archrivals Orlando Pirates in the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final at Orlando Stadium. Chiefs had the early chances in the first half but were unable to capitalise on them and Pirates against the run of play took the lead in the 26th minute from Zakhele Lepasa who looked to be in an offside position when heading Pirates ahead. Further goals from Vincent Pule in the 67th minute and Thembinkosi Lorch in the 81st minute swung the tie in Pirates favour.
Fact of the match:
Kaizer Chiefs four game unbeaten run against Orlando Pirates came to an end with this loss.
Number of the game 40:
Daniel Cardoso started and completed his 40th successive game in all competitions for Chiefs.
Chiefs: Akpeyi; Mphahlele, Ngezana, Cardoso, Zulu; Manyama © (Parker 51’), Baccus (Lesako 79’), Blom, Ngcobo (Mashiane 52’); Billiat, Castro (Sifama 80’)
Subs not used: Khune, Mathoho , Katsande, Sasman, Ntshangase
Pirates: Ofori; Hlatswayo (Jele 84’), Nyauza, Jooste, Maela; Motshwari (Zungu 88’), Monare (Ndlovu 70’), Pule, Lorch (Makaringe 84’); Dzvukamanja (Hotto 70’), Lepasa
Subs not used: Sandilands, Mntambo, Mako, Makgaka