“There is no reason for me to be agitated, I believe we did what we had to do but unfortunately we did not get the result we wanted,” said the Sundowns joint head coach. 
“There is this youngster we have… what’s his name again?,” said Hunt trying to remember. Njabulo Blom is one of the young players at Kaizer Chiefs who have thrown their hands up to indicate their availability to be a part of the team that coach Gavin Hunt is trying to build at Naturena.
The two sides will have to play both legs of the semifinal behind closed doors, but the encounter should still provide great excitement for fans of both Soweto giants.
Victor Letsoalo pops up with a second half header to send Celtic into the semifinals and leave Rulani Mokwena, Manqoba Mngqithi and Steve Komphela with egg on their faces.
“I thought in the first half we were all over the show. We were really poor and they did well and pressed us. They played balls behind us which we couldn’t deal with. And then we changed one or two things and I thought in the second half we were much better.,” said the Chiefs coach.
Yagan Sasman is the unlikely hero for Amakhosi with his two goals turning the game on its head after Thabiso Kutumela had given Maritzburg Unted a 1-0 first half lead.

local soccer ‘We are desperate to add MTN8 medal to our collection’, says Sundowns defender Lebusa

Sunday’s match against Bloemfontein Celtic is Sundowns’ first under new head coaching duo Rulani Mowekna and Manqoba Ngqithi

local soccer Match-winner Dzvukamanja happy to make the most of his Pirates debut

The Zimbabwean striker finds the back of the net in the first half as Pirates move into the last four of the MTN8 with a 1-0 win over Cape Town City.

local soccer Dreary Pirates scrape through to MTN8 semifinals after slender win over ten-man City

A strike from debutant Terrence Dzvukumanja is enough to see the Buccaneers into the last four, as City have Fagrie Lakay sent off for a poor tackle.

local soccer TTM coach Masutha apologises for not having enough players in MTN8 quarterfinal

The Limpopo side, in their first game of the 2020/21 season, were only able to put out three substitutes as they lost 3-2 to SuperSport at Thohoyandou Stadium.

local soccer SuperSport hold on to edge out tenacious TTM

Matsatsantsa looked to be cruising at 3-0 up, but Mogakolodi Ngele’s double and a spirited second half display almost got the Limpopo side back into a thrilling opening to the 2020/21 season.

local soccer TTM farce continues as they have a squad of just 14 players for MTN8 quarterfinal

Joel Masutha is forced to name only a substitute goalkeeper and two outfield players on the bench against SuperSport as TTM fail to get players registered in time for Saturday’s game.

local soccer Five things to look out for in the MTN8 this weekend

Who rules the roost at Sundowns? Will Khune get an extended run in the Chiefs team? Jonty Mark gives his views ahead of this weekend’s MTN8 quarterfinals.

local soccer How Orlando Pirates could line-up against Cape Town City

The Buccaneers are set to face the Citizens in the first round of the MTN8 at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

local soccer City coach backing Lakay, Morris to fill void left by Erasmus

Erasmus signed a deal with Mamelodi Sundowns and departed for Chloorkop last month.

local soccer Tinkler wary of Hunt’s Chiefs ahead of Cup clash

Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinker is expecting a fired up Kaizer Chiefs when the sides meet in the MTN8 match on Sunday.

local soccer MTN8 Last 8 dates and fixtures confirmed

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the 2020/21 MTN8 quarterfinal fixtures, dates and kick-off times.

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Lockdown series: The Top five defenders in the 2019/20 PSL so far

local soccer Lockdown series: The Top five defenders in the 2019/20 PSL so far

The season might still be suspended, but over the 2019/20 season we have seen some sterling performances from defenders. As we still wait to hear when football will resume in the country, Tshepo Ntsoelengoe looks back to see the five that have stood above the rest. 

MTN 8 News Liverpool mayor fears ‘farcical’ scenes if Premier League resumes

The mayor of Liverpool fears restarting the Premier League could lead to the “farcical” situation of fans congregating in large groups outside Anfield despite the coronavirus crisis.

local soccer Gabuza given leave after missing son’s funeral for MTN8 final

Gabuza shocked many when he told his teammates and coach that he had missed the funeral of his son in order to prepare for last Saturday’s MTN8 final against Highlands Park.


 

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