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Chiefs are MTN8 champions with 1-0 win over Pirates

Stand-in keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo pulled of a string of stunning saves to see his side claim R8 million.

FILE: Not even the introduction of former Chiefs player Lehlohonolo Majoro could help Pirates find an equaliser. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs are MTN8 champions following a 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

A goal from Tefu Mashamaite in the first half was enough for the glamour boys to claim victory.

All credit however for the trophy must go to stand-in keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo who pulled of a string of stunning saves to see his side claim the R8 million prize money.

Chiefs had started the game the stronger of the two sides, with efforts from Mandla Masango and Kingston Nkhatha testing Senzo Meyiwa in goal. While for Pirates, Oupa Manyisa had their best effort in the first 45 but Khuzwayo stood tall to deny Ace.

Chiefs' goal came after a foul from Pirates' Meyiwa. The resulting corner saw Mashamaite rise highest to put his team up.

The score remained 1-0 heading into halftime.

In the second half Pirates came out guns blazing but they would find themselves consistently denied by Khuzwayo.

Not even the introduction of former Chiefs player Lehlohonolo Majoro could help Pirates find an equaliser as after 90 minutes, the referee blew the whistle to confirm Kaizer Chiefs as the winner of the MTN8.

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