Kaizer Chiefs emerged victorious, securing their spot in the semifinals of the MTN 8 tournament. The match, held at a packed Athlone Stadium, saw the Chiefs defeat Cape Town City with a nail-biting 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Cape Town City’s MV Heerden opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, much to the delight of their fans. The early goal set the tone for an intense battle between the two teams. However, the Chiefs quickly responded when Du Preez found the back of the net in the 36th minute, leveling the score.
The first half ended with both teams displaying impressive attacking prowess but failing to find the breakthrough.
As the game progressed into the second half, the tension heightened, with both sides eager to secure a semifinal spot. With time running out and extra time seeming inevitable, the new signing for Kaizer Chiefs, Castillo, became the hero of the afternoon.
In the dying moments of the game, Castillo delivered a stunning winning goal in the 94th minute, sending the Chiefs fans into a frenzy of celebration.
Kaizer Chiefs’ hard-fought victory earned them a place in the semifinals alongside Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. Pirates had shown their dominance earlier in the tournament, demolishing Sekhukhune United 5-0 on Saturday night.
The Buccaneers displayed an awe-inspiring performance, leaving their opponents stunned and securing their place in the next round.
Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Moroka Swallows in a fiercely contested match on Saturday afternoon.
Looking ahead, the MTN 8 tournament promises to deliver more captivating football action. On Sunday evening, Supersport United will take on Stellenbosch FC in what is expected to be an enthralling clash. Football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate this encounter, as both teams possess exceptional talent and a burning desire to progress to the next stage of the competition.
Fans from all corners of the country are eagerly awaiting the semifinals, which guarantee exhilarating matchups and fierce competition. Will Kaizer Chiefs continue their winning momentum? Can the Orlando Pirates maintain their dominance? Will Mamelodi Sundowns win the tournament? And what surprises will Supersport United and Stellenbosch FC bring to the table?