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Orlando Pirates secure Nedbank Cup final after beating Kaizer Chiefs #SowetoDerby

Orlando Pirates secure Nedbank Cup final after beating Kaizer Chiefs. Orlando Pirates reached this season’s Nedbank Cup final after securing a win over Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday afternoon.

The Buccaneers claimed a 2-1 win over Amakhosi in extra-time of a semi-final encounter played at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

It took 14 minutes for Kermit Erasmus to mark his return to the starting line-up with a goal as he beat goalkeeper Brandon Petersen from close range – handing Pirates the lead.

However, Chiefs fought back and they managed to level matters in the 79th minute when Dillan Solomons set up Yusuf Maart who netted from close range to make it 1-1.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw in regular time and the game went into extra-time.

Substitute Sandile Mthethwa proved to be the hero as the towering centre-back headed home by Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo in the 114th to hand Pirates a 2-1 win.

The win saw Pirates reach the Nedbank Cup final for the first time since 2017.

The Soweto giants will now face either Sekhukhune United or Stellenbosch FC in the final

Furthermore, the Buccaneers ended their five-match losing run to Chiefs across all competitions and their hopes of clinching a cup double are alive having already lifted the MTN8 title.

Chiefs, on the other hand, saw their ambitions of ending their eight-year trophy drought diminish.

Chiefs will be away to SuperSport United in Pretoria on May 13 as PSL action continues.

Pirates, on the other hand, are scheduled to play host to Sekhukhune United in Soweto on the same day.

source – Goal