Baroka FC celebrates their win at the end of Telkom's knockout semi final match between Baroka FC and Bidvest Wits at Peter Mokaba Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta / Gallo Images)
Orlando Pirates led the best of their Soweto rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, to get a little closer to winning the trophy this season.
Phakaaathi looks at five Absa Premiership discussion points this weekend:
- Pirates beat bosses again
Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in the exciting Soweto derby to reach the Telkom Knockout final. The game appeared to be ready for overtime before Justin Shonga scored the winning goal with just six minutes before the end of the game to break the heart of the faithful Amakhosi and put smiles on the faces of Bucs fans.
- Baroka reaches the first final
Baroka FC defeated defending champion Bidvest Wits 1-0 and started a final clash between Telkom Knockout and Pirates. The Wits had chances to equalize, but could not get the ball to the bottom of the net.
- Khune's emotional speech
A tousled eye Itumeleng Khune beat some of his teammates for not showing up to protect the Kaizer Chiefs badge after they lost to the Pirates for the second time this year.
- The victory goal of Matome Mabeba
The first half of Mabeba was enough for Baroka to advance to the final.
- Defenders of the chiefs watching the Shonga show
The defenders watched Shonga miss the target before rising from the ground to control the ball and put Itumeleng Khune to the winning goal.
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