Chiefs, Sundowns eye TKO final spots

Chiefs, Sundowns eye TKO final spots
Mamelodi Sundowns players during the 2019 Telkom Knockout Mamelodi Sundowns media day at Chloorkop, Johannesburg, on 20 November 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Nov 21, 2019. 12:01

All eyes will be on the 2019 Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final matches in South Africa this weekend.

Both matches to kick-off at 15h00 CAT.

The first encounter will be between Lamontville Golden Arrows and coach Pitso Mosimane’s Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

The match is scheduled to take place at Arrows’ home ground, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in the city of Durban.

Arrows reached the last four after stunning SuperSport United in the quarter-finals, while reigning Absa Premiership champions Sundowns eliminated Chippa United.

Coach Steve Komphela’s Arrows are hoping to reach the final for the first time, while Sundowns are hoping to go all the way and clinch their fourth Telkom Knockout title this year.

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs are set to host Maritzburg United at the Mbombela Stadium in the second semi-final match on Sunday.

Chiefs secured their place in the semi-finals after overcoming their Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in the last eight, while United edged out Highlands Park.

Coach Ernst Middendorp’s Chiefs are the most decorated team in the history of the tournament with 13 titles, but the last time they won the trophy was in 2010.

Just like Arrows, coach Eric Tinkler’s United are looking to reach the final for the first time.

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