Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates went into half-time of their MTN8 semifinal second-leg tie at FNB Stadium on Sunday locked at 0-0.
Josef Zinnbauer was back in charge of the side following his return to Germany. After his influential display in last weekend’s derby, Thembinkosi Lorch missed out for Pirates while Reeve Frosler returned for the hosts.
The Amakhosi were dominating possession in the encounter but the Sea Robbers were looking dangerous on the break and in the 18th minute, Leonardo Castro’s flick-on was straight at Bucs goalkeeper Richard Ofori.
Kaizer Chiefs suffered a blow in the 21st minute when Reeve Frosler did what looked to be some serious damage to his knee and was replaced by Siphelele Ntshangase, who came in to midfield while Njabulo Blom dropped back in to the right-back position.
Fortune Makaringe had a difficult opportunity from an acute angle after he was played in by Zakhele Lepasa in the 33rd minute but failed to find the target as his effort flashed dangerously across goal.