Yusuf Bunting helped Kaizer Chiefs secure their place in the final of the Diski Challenge. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs fans finally got something to smile about as they reserve side rolled past Bloemfontein Celtic to reach the final of the MultiChoice Diski shield. 

Amakhosi defeated Celtic 2-0 in the semi final played at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont. 

Chiefs will face Mamelodi Sundowns in final next weekend at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa. 

Amakhosi fans endured a disastrous week as they senior side suffered back to back defeats at the expense of Free State Stars and Lamontville Golden Arrows. 

They were thumped 2-0 by Stars in the semi final of the Nedbank Cup at Moses Mabhida Stadium and were demolished 3-1 by Abafana Bes'thende in an Absa Premiership clash at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu. 

The defeat at Moses Mabhida led to violence as fans vented their anger by vandalising the stadium. 

So after making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Chiefs needed something to make their supporters happy and the young boy did exactly that with a precious victory. 

Chiefs signaled their intention from the word go as they found the back of the net after two minutes the game commenced. 

The ever energetic Yusuf Bunting put Chiefs in front. 

Amakhosi were more comfortable on the ball and enjoyed the bulk of the possession.

Katlego Ntsabeleng missed a glorious opportunity to increase the lead for Amakhosi, instead of tapping the ball in net, he shot straight to Mokone Mere who made an important goal line clearance.

Chiefs should have wrapped up the game before half time. Itumeleng Shopane also missed a sitter just minutes before the interval.

Brylon Peterson was hardly troubled between the posts for Amakhosi. 

Shopane made it up for his earlier miss as he slotted the ball past Sipho Chaine after receiving a gift from Mereko who intended to pass the ball to his keeper but the Chiefs forward showed a great sense of anticipation to intercept the pass and put his side 2-0 up. 

From there on it was all Chiefs. The senior haven't won a trophy in three seasons now and the reserve will be get an opportunity to show their big brothers how it is done when they take on Sundowns in the final. 


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