Johannesburg - Although Bloemfontein Celtic dominated the first half, a
goal by Kaizer Chiefs’ George Lebese was enough beat the Free State side 1-0 in
the MTN8 Cup semi final second leg at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
The victory means Steve Komphela’s men are through to the
final and will wait for the winner between Bidvest Wits and Ajax Cape Town on
Amakhosi enjoyed possession in some stages of the first half
but the likes of Mthokozisi Dube and Musa Bilankulu were solid at the back.
However, it was a great combination by Celtic’s men down the right flank that
called Itumeleng Khune into action and he did well to save.
In the 19th minute, Siwelele could’ve changed the game when
Keagan Buchanan was set up by Musa Nyatama, however, he missed with only Khune
But towards half time, Lebese exchanges passes with Mthembu
which allowed him to take a shot and beat Tignyemb to open the scoring for the
Amakhosi came back stronger in the second stanza as they
kept Siwelele under pressure but Willard Katsande missed the target in an
attempt to increase the scoreline.
Three minutes later, Phunya Sele Sele could’ve scored when
Nyatama broke free only to fire a weak shot on goal.
The hosts kept the visitors under constant pressure and with
just under twenty minutes to go, Tsepo Masilela's header was saved by Tignyemb.