MTN 8: Early advantage to Soweto sides
Two second half goals from Orlando Pirates set up an impressive first leg lead.
JOHANNESBURG - Two second half goals from Orlando Pirates set up an impressive first leg lead in the MTN8 semifinals at the Bidvest Stadium.
Coming up against the Clever Boys, the Buccaneers were forced to wait close to an hour to break the deadlock.
Siyabonga Sangweni opened the scoring in the 56th minute before Thabo Matlaba made it 2-0 17 minutes from time to hand Vladimir Vermezovic's men a handy two goal advantage going into next weekend's second leg.
Kaizer Chiefs defeated Platinum Stars 2-0 yesterday in their MTN8 semi-final 1st leg tie yesterday at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Two goals from George Maluleka gave Chiefs the win over Stars, who will meet for the second leg at FNB Stadium next week Sunday.
The winner of the tie will face either Bidvest Wits or Orlando Pirates in next month's final.