Pirates, Celtic In MTN8 Final As Chiefs And Supersport Lick Their Wounds

Supersport, Pirates Ready For MTN8 Second Leg

Pirates, Celtic in MTN8 final as Chiefs and Supersport lick their wounds

By Daniel Itai

It was another daunting weekend for Kaizer Chiefs and the defending MTN8 champions, Supersport United, as a result of failing to outmaneuver their opponents.

Last weekend’s 1 – 1 draw proved vital in Bloemfontein Celtic’s second semifinal encounter against Supersport as they did one better by scoring another goal and not conceding ultimately resulting in an overall aggregate of 2 – 1 much to the jubilation of Celtic’s head coach, John Maduka.

“We are happy with the performance especially in the second half, we are happy we are in the finals and this one is for the fans,” said Maduka.

However, for Supersport United’s head coach Kaitano Tembo, it was back to the drawing board, “they deserve to be in the final I can’t fault the players we tried but it wasn’t our day with the FIFA break coming we need to regroup and recuperate.”

Gavin Hunt, Kaizer Chiefs’ head coach who succumbed to an overall aggregate loss of 5 – 0 following their back-to-back defeats against Orlando Pirates also shared the same sentiments as Tembo.

“First half we very much dominated but failed to score but moving forward we just have to work on the team and prepare for the next matches,” said Hunt.

However, Josef Zinnbauer, Pirates’ head coach said he was now setting his sight on the final, “it was a good game we were calm and good in defending am happy about the outcome and congratulations to the team. The final is for the fans and we hoping to do it for them.”

Regardless of losing, Chiefs, Supersport as well as the other MTN8 competitors will get a consolation price money of R800 000 with the ultimate champions between Pirates or Celtic on the 12th of December bagging themselves a hefty R8 million.


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