Chiefs, Pirates meet in cup semis
After seeing his side draw Orlando Pirates in the semi-finals of the MTN8 knockout competition, Kaizer Chiefs boss Stuart Baxter says his team will, once again, be relishing the challenge of taking on their most fierce rivals. The teams met last month in the Carling Black Label Cup, where Chiefs walked away with a 1-0 victory and, with the MTN8 semi-final decided over two legs, Chiefs and Pirates would do battle three times in the space of a month. Meanwhile, Pirates coach Roger De Sa said the pressure of playing the defending league champions would always be a factor, but added the same could be said for Baxter and the prospect of taking on the Sea Robbers.
Turning his attention to Chiefs, De Sa said the support from the Pirates' fans would be crucial as he predicted a gruelling encounter against a strong opponent. Unlike previous years, the two-legged semi-final fixtures will be played in the same week.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online