Late goals headline MTN8 semi-final weekend

Late goals headline MTN8 semi-final weekend
Khuliso Mudau of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal during the 2023 MTN8 Semi Final 1st Leg match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns on the 02 September 2023 at FNB Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Sep 03, 2023. 17:40

The likes of Deon Hotto and Khuliso Mudau were the stars of the MTN8 semi-finals this weekend, as Orlando Pirates beat Stellenbosch in Cape Town while Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs drew at the FNB Stadium.

Beginning in Johannesburg, Sundowns worked hard to earn a stalemate at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the first MTN8 semi-final clash of the weekend. Continuing his fine start to the season, Edson Castillo opened the scoring soon after the hour mark, which was cancelled out by Mudau’s late equalizer in the 93rd minute.

Over in Cape Town, Pirates needed to come from a goal down to beat Stellenbosch at Athlone Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

With Ismael Toure heading home in the 51st minute of the game, Zakhele Lepasa replied with a header of his own in the 66th minute. While Pirates dominated play throughout the second-half, it was Hotto’s glancing header in the 94th minute that separated the two teams in the Mother City.

The Buccaneers will now host Stellies at the Orlando Stadium on the 24th of September, while the Brazilians will welcome Amakhosi at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on the 23rd in what is cooking up to be keenly anticipated second-legs of the competition.


Saturday, September 2

Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

Sunday, September 3

Stellenbosch FC 1-1 Orlando Pirates

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