Pirates squeeze into MTN8 final despite defeat

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The Buccaneers will defend their title in the final against Mamelodi Sundowns.

There was also a great opportunity for the away side to grab the lead after a long ball aimed for striker Iqraam Rayners, but defender Sandile Mthethwa cleared the danger. minute, the Cape side finally managed to take the lead after a powerful shot by Rayners was deflected into the back of the net by Zakhele Lepasa.

The goal injected some confidence in the Stellies players with the team playing some positive football with the hope of going to the final.minute with a well taken free-kick, but Sage Stephens was equal to the task making a fine save. The game went into the break with Pirates putting more pressure on the Stellenbosch defenders with Monnapule Saleng shouting for a penalty after falling into the box, but the scoreline remained the same going into half-time.

Just before the hour mark, some beautiful skill from Deon Hotto presented the Namibian with a chance to level matters, but it wasn’t to be.That saw them fail to capitalise on any chances created, as they kept on losing balls.With less than 10 minutes remaining, some nice ball control by Lepasa saw him almost getting a goal for Pirates, but Stephens managed to tip the ball over the bar.

The Capetonians tried hard to to score the second as they pushed more players forward, but things were not going their way.

 

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