MATCH CENTRE

SAT 12 AUGUST 2017, 20:15, MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

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SuperSport edge Chiefs to seal MTN8 semifinal spot

by Bertin Basson

Sat August 12, 22:44

Jeremy Brockie's sixth minute strike proved to be the difference between SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs, as Matsatsantsa sealed their place in the 2017 MTN8 semifinals with a 1-0 win at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening.

Different season, same problems for the Amakhosi who failed to capitalize on a catalogue of chances throughout the 90 as another chance at silverware for Steve Komphela goes abegging.

SuperSport join Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City in the next round with Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United to do battle on Sunday.

Eric Tinkler's influence was noticeable as early as the sixth minute as a superb counter-attack goal opened the scoring on the night.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bradley Grobler and Brockie linking up for a wonderful goal; capped off by the New Zealand international who skipped past Lorenzo Gordinho before firing past Itumeleng Khune, 0-1.

The goal breathed some urgency into Chiefs who hit the post in the 23rd minute through a deflected shot from Siphiwe Tshabalala.

Ronwen Williams was then called into action to deny Bernard Parker as the Glamour Boys headed into the break on top, but a goal down.

A similar pattern would follow in the second with Chiefs dominating both possession and territory.

Parker and Hendrick Ekstein would also hit the woodwork on a night where luck wasn't on the Glamour Boys side with SuperSport made to absorb wave-after-wave of attack.

Tinkler's men would not buckle under the amount of relentless pressure and successfully held on to book their place in the final four.


Kaizer Chiefs (0) 0

SuperSport United (1) 1 (Brockie 6')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Mphahlele (Jayiya 82'), Gordinho, Mathoho, Masilela - Maluleka, Katsande, Ekstein, Tshabalala - Parker (Malongoane 73'), Paez

SuperSport United: Williams; Kekana, Gould, Daniels (Mashamaite 80'), Modiba - Furman, Letsholonyane, Alexander (Phala 46') - Wome (Nhlapo 68'), Grobler, Brockie

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
QUARTER FINALS MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
11. Jeremy Brockie (6')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
3
Defender
88'
16
26
Defender
80'
20
Defender
82'
2
Defender
20
Defender
24
Defender
29
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
46'
17
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
61'
8
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
67'
31
6
Forward/Striker
73'
25
Forward/Striker
29'
7
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
6'
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Joseph Malongoane
Forward/Striker
73'
23
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
46'
13
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
82'
0
Tefu Mashamaite
Defender
80'
0
CARDS
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
67'
31
Bradley Grobler
Forward/Striker
29'
7
Dean Furman
Midfielder
61'
8
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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