Stars & Supersport in TKO final

The Buccaneers were hoping for an inspirational performance but failed against Igesund’s men.

The Telkom Knockout trophy. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates were unable to produce a fairytale result after they lost to Supersport United 2-0 in their Telkom Knockout semi-final.

In their first outing since their late captain's passing, the Buccaneers were hoping for an inspirational performance, but instead, they failed to inspire against Gordon Igesund's men.

First half goals from Lebogang Manyama and Dove Wome helped Matsatsantsa book their spot in the final, continuing with the most remarkable turn around since the arrival of the former Bafana Bafana coach.

They'll face Platinum Stars in the final after the reigning champions picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns.

Eleazar Rodgers' strike in the 50th minute proved to be the winner as the Brazilians failed to find the back of the net.

The final is scheduled for 29 November at a venue yet to be announced.