DURBAN – The five year of loneliness are over for Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby as they marched on to the semi finals of the Telkom Knockout, dumping out their rivals Orlando Pirates 4-3 on penalties.
The highly contested showdown ended 2-2 after 120 minutes and penalties were required to separate the Soweto giants.
Chiefs were winless against the Buccaneers across all the competitions in the last five years but that barren run was ended yesterday against the 10 men, Pirates at the packed Moses Mabhida.
Amakhosi are now itching closer to end their run of four years without a silverware. They are now two games from being crowned the champions.
Chiefs started on the front foot and played at a frenetic pace. Ernst Middendorp sticked to his usually 4-3-3 that has been working wonders for Amakhosi so far this season. Leonardo Castro caused few problems for the Buccaneers operating as focal point. His runs through the channels were troubling Pirates. Both sides were using the same formation.