It was an eventful weekend that saw the finalists of the Telkom Knockout Cup decided from the clash of two derbies. First on the cards was the ‘Soweto Derby’, which gave Kaizer Chiefs the chance to right their wrongs and get their revenge from last weeks defeat to Orlando Pirates. Both teams made little of their opponents midweek, with the Glamour Boys handing Golden Arrows their marching orders with a 3-1 defeat and the Buccaneers defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-1 on Wednesday night.
As one of Chiefs lethal strikers of late, George Lebese had a torrid time during the weekend as he was man marked throughout the whole match and had little to say about the result after being taken off in regular time. Orlando Pirates on the other hand did make use their ball possession as they squandered a chance to register a finalist spot in another cup competition. Needless to say, Kaizer Chiefs won the match in sudden-death on penalty shoot-out with a 6-5 difference against Pirates to secure a spot in the Telkom Knockout final.
Shortly after the winner in the ‘Soweto Derby’ was confirmed, the ‘Tswane Derby’ commenced. Pitso Mosimane’s men drew first blood through the boots of Leonardo Castro. The Brazilians’ jubilation was short lived as Supersport United equalised three minutes later through David Mathebula. Goals from Thabo Nthethe and Bongani Zungu put the result beyond Matsatsantsa’s reach in the second half and Downs secured the a trip to the Telkom Knockout final. Despite not featuring for Downs in the match, Teko Modise still poses a threat for the Brazilians and told Kickoff.com that it is the result that matters.
“Look we have been doing well as a team and that is what is important. When I am not playing I support the guys that are playing because we are all for a common goal. When one player wins, we all win” expressed an excited Modise.