Kaizer Chiefs lead at 1-0 vs Orlando Pirates at HT

A header from Tefu Mashamaite is enough to see the glamour boys lead against their rivals.

FILE: For Pirates their best chance fell to Oupa Manyisa after a great run for Kermit Erasmus but stand in Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo did well to deny 'Ace' a certain goal. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

DURBAN, KwaZulu-Natal - Kaizer Chiefs lead 1-0 at halftime against Orlando Pirates in the final of the MTN8 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

A header from Tefu Mashamaite is enough to see the glamour boys lead against their rivals.

The gold and black has started the game the stronger of the two, with Mandla Masango forcing Senzo Meyiwa into a save early in the half.

While Kingston Nkhatha's long range effort also threatened the Buccaneers' number 1, for Pirates their best chance fell to Oupa Manyisa after a great run for Kermit Erasmus but stand-in Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo did well to deny 'Ace' a certain goal.

That save would prove critical as a few minutes later Chiefs went up the field to give themselves a 1-0 advantage.