MTN8 semifinals: Dates, venues and kick-off times confirmed

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The two legs of the MTN8 semifinals will take place on consecutive weekends, beginning on the last day of October.

Only four teams remain in the competition, with the two Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs due for back-to-back derbies, while champions Supersport United face off against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Soweto derby returns to Orlando Stadium

Following the opening weekend of the new season, where Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City were among some of the big casualties in the quarterfinals, the semifinal draw took place immediately after the final whistle had gone off in the last fixture.

Over a week later, the four remaining teams have found out where and when they will contest the MTN8 semifinals.

Pirates were drawn as hosts of the first leg of the first semifinal, and will contest the Soweto derby at Orlando Stadium for the first time in seven years. It will be the first time in history that the two titans of South African football lock horns behind closed doors.

The fixture will take place on Saturday 31 October, with the second leg hosted by Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium seven days later.

The other semifinal tie will see Bloemfontein Celtic – who stunned Mamelodi Sundowns in the first round – paying a visit to Lucas Moripe Stadium, where they will take on reigning champs, Supersport United on Sunday, 1 November.

The return leg will be at Dr Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein the following Sunday.

All four MTN8 semifinals kick off at 15:00 (SAST)

MTN8 semifinals 

First leg

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs at Orlando Stadium – 31 October, 15:00

Supersport United vs Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium – 1 November, 15:00

Second leg

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium – 7 November, 15:00

Supersport United vs Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium – 8 November, 15:00

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