All eyes are at Orlando Stadium, as the spiritual home of South African football welcomes back the Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, with the two teams contesting the first MTN 8 semifinal.
Chiefs came back from behind against Maritzburg United to book their spot in the last four, while Pirates held on to their slim lead to eliminate 2018 champions Cape Town City.
Soweto Derby takes centre stage
The two Soweto giants were drawn against one another after all last-four spots were decided, setting up a first-leg meeting at Orlando Stadium, with the second match in the tie set to be held at FNB Stadium.
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🏆 #MTN8 Semifinal (1st Leg)
⚽️ @orlandopirates vs @KaizerChiefs
📆 Today, 31 October 2020
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All eyes will be locked on this Saturday’s clash as the two fierce rivals look to get the ascendancy early on, with a spot in the final lying in wait.
In over five years, neither team has managed to secure silverware, and the MTN 8 presents an opportunity to get that particular monkey off the back.
Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs: MTN 8 live updates
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MTN 8 starting XIs
Orlando Pirates: 31. Ofori, 14. Hlatshwayo, 5. Nyauza, 17. Jooste, 23. Maela, 6. Motshwari, 16. Monare, 45. Pule, 3. Lorch, 27. Dzvukamanja, 25. Lepasa. Subs: 30. Sandilands, 32. Mntambo, 29. Mako, 21. Zungu, 15. Makaringe, 12. Makgaka, 11. Hotto, 8. Ndlovu, 4. Jele.
Kaizer Chiefs: 40. Akpeyi, 2. Mphahlele, 4. Cardoso, 30. Ngezana, 22. Zulu, 6. Baccus, 45. Blom, 37. Ngcobo, 21. Manyama , 11. Billiat, 8. Castro.
Subs: 32. Khune, 25. Parker, 31. Katsande, 3. Mathoho, 20. Sasman, 19. Mashiane, 10. Ntshangase, 46. Sifama, 47. Lesako.