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Kaizer Chiefs beat Pirates to win Carling Black Label Cup

Brandon Petersen is Kaizer Chiefs new hero!

The bragging rights in the first Soweto derby of the season belong to Kaizer Chiefs.

And they have their new keeper Brandon Petersen to thank for that as he announced himself in style.

The former Bidvest Wits goalie stopped two penalties to help his new side to a 4-3 win over their bitter rivals in the Carling Black Label Cup encounter played at Orlando Stadium on Sunday.

Petersen was one of a number of debutants for Amakhosi on the day and he caught the eye with his cameo appearance.

He is expected to challenge Itumeleng Khune, Daniel Akpeyi and Bruce Bvuma for the number one spot.

Chiefs, who have not had the best of times in this competition, closed the gap as they clinched their fourth title, one behind Pirates.

The supporters made their voices heard, picking their preferred line ups they believed would get the job done.

The Amakhosi faithful entrusted youngsters Sabelo Radebe and Lebohang Lesako with a berth in the starting line up alongside their more trusted soldiers.

The young duo did their chances of earning a permanent spot in the team no harm with Radebe in particular, raising his hand high.

Pirates supporters on the other hand, went with their tried and tested team which included the likes of Gabadinho Mhango, Thembinkosi Lorch and Deon Hotto.

It was the Glamour Boys, however, who started the brightest with Pirates only growing into the game midway through the first half.

Amakhosi had a golden opportunity to open the scoring from the penalty spot but Richard Ofori produced an impressive save to stop Cradoso’s effort.

Khune, who recently put pen to paper on a new two-year-deal, was also kept busy on the other hand and he was equal to the task.

Phathutshedzo Nange, Kgaogelo Sekgota, Cole Alexander and Sifiso Hlanti also got to make their non-competitive debuts for Amakhosi.

For the Bucs, the returning Tebogo Tlolane, who spent the past two seasons on loan at Maritzburg United got a run along with youngster Boitumelo Radiopane.


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