JOHANNESBURG — Kaizer Chiefs booked their place in the semi-finals of the MTN8 with a convincing 3-0 win over Pretoria University at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Goals either side of half-time from centre-back pairing Tefu Mashamaite and Eric Mathoho put Chiefs in the driving seat before Siphiwe Tshabalala sealed the result 20 minutes from time.
Tuks, however, would start the game the better of the two sides and nearly took the lead through Obadiah Tarumbwa in the second minute only to be denied by an excellent block by Mashamaite.
Charly Moussono-Moussono then threatened down the right and looked to find Tarumbwa in the centre but the Zimbabwean was again denied, this time by Matoho.
Mashamaite then put Chiefs in front, hammering home a loose ball after Tuks failed to deal with Tshabalala’s corner and the Glamour Boys were 1-0 up.
The home side continued to press and nearly doubled their advantage just before half-time, but Knowledge Musona could only blast his effort into the side-netting and Chiefs went into the break a goal to the good.
After the interval, Tuks looked to get themselves back into the game but were wasteful as Ayanda Lubelo failed to latch onto Thabo Mosadi’s from point blank range with the goal gaping.
And they were made to pay for their missed chances just after the hour-mark as Amakhosi doubled their advantage through a brilliant header from Mathoho following a Tshabalala corner kick.
Tshabalala then found the net six minutes later to seal the win and put Chiefs into the semi-finals.
Platinum Stars progressed to the MTN8 semi-finals with an emphatic 3-0 win over Free State Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Benson Mhlongo opened the scoring early on in the first half before Siphelele Mthembu and Mogakolodi Ngele added another two in the second to complete the rout.