Kaizer Chiefs Bowl Out Of MTN8! Kaizer Chiefs were ousted from the MTN8 after a 0-0 draw with AmaZulu in the second leg at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday.
Usuthu won the game on away goals after the second leg of the semifinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium finished in a stalemate. The first leg concluded in a 1-1 tie, with Usuthu scoring a critical away goal that proved decisive in the end.
The Durban side will face Orlando Pirates in the final at the same stadium early next month. It was evident that the Chiefs were the more desperate of the two teams, which resulted in a few errors.
They hastened their moves, which caused them to lose rhythm. And as the game progressed, they became ever more desperate.
Amakhosi had a few chances in the first half, but nothing came off. AmaZulu has the potential to seize the lead early on. Augustine Kwem and Siphesihle Maduna both had promising opportunities but blew them.
Amakhosi picked up the pace in the second half in an effort to get the goal that would advance them to the final and bring an end to their protracted trophy drought.
Caleb Bimenyimana, a surprise starter, was forced to leave the game midway through the second half due to an injury, and things appeared grim for them.
He failed a late fitness test to make the lineup, but he had not appeared at ease the entire game.
His injury once more brought attention to how thin Amakhosi’s front line is. Khama Billiat, who took his place, appeared out of place, and Ashely Du Preez had to be removed after demonstrating his lack of effectiveness.
AmaZulu appeared menacing on the counter as she stood firmly in the rear. Chiefs were forced to attempt long shots as a result, but nothing truly paid off.
Amakhosi will now aim to make up in the Soweto derby against Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. However, they face another challenging match because the Pirates are in excellent form and are full of confidence following their 3-0 thrashing of Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 semifinals on Saturday.