Chiefs reach Cup Final


The goal was scored in the first half by Gerald Sibeko.

They will now face the winners of Sunday’s semifinal between Mamelodi Sundowns and Free State Stars.

Chiefs were the better side for most of the game, having more possession and looking the more likely to score.

Celtic came back into the game in the last fifteen minutes but could not crack the Chiefs defence.

In the 12th minute Chiefs took the lead when a cross from the right was headed back into the goalmouth by Shaun Bartlett for Gerald Sibeko to score with a close-range left-footed shot giving keeper Shu-Aib Walters no chance.

Celtic nearly equalized when a free-kick from the left was headed narrowly past the post by John Maduka in the 23rd minute.

A minute later goalscorer Sibeko hammered a long-range shot that hit the bar and went behind for a goal kick.

Walters made a great reflex save in the 33rd minute to deny Arthur Zwane from close-range after receiving a cross from the left from Onismor Bhasera.

Just before the break Siphesihle Ngobese hammered a free-kick well over the bar from 25-yards out.

In the 56th minute keeper Itumeleng Khune was tested for the first time but made a good save from a shot by Lebogang Mothibantwa from in front of goal.

John Maduka’s free-kick went narrowly over the bar in the 65th minute.

In the 85th minute Petrus Mahlatsi came close to getting the equalizer when his shot from outside the box hit the side netting.