Pirates, Downs to battle for remaining semi spot

Chiefs' sights on reserve league title

Arthur Zwane coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Multichoice Diski Challenge match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs on 26 January 2020 at Giant Stadium.
Arthur Zwane coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Multichoice Diski Challenge match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs on 26 January 2020 at Giant Stadium.
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After qualifying for the semifinal stages with a game to spare, Kaizer Chiefs have set their sights on winning the DStv Diski Challenge Rewired title.

The Amakhosi reserve league team has emerged as the team to beat in the competition after winning five games in a row.

Arthur Zwane's charges sealed their qualification to the knockout stages with a 3-1 win over Swallows at FNB Stadium on Sunday.

Zwane said he would give his fringe players the much-needed game time in their final mini-league game away to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in their final league game on Saturday.

Chiefs top the log table in stream two with 15 points from six matches, followed by Pirates in second place with 12 points, while Mamelodi Sundowns are in third place with 10 points.

With one game to go, Pirates and Sundowns will battle it out for the remaining semifinal spot at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane on Saturday at 10am.

Cape Town City are on top of stream one with 13 points, followed by AmaZulu on 12 points with one game remaining.

Zwane was full of praise for his charges and felt that they could have beaten Swallows by a bigger margin. “We started slowly as we did not prepare for two days and that killed our momentum and affected our fitness level.

"After we went a goal down, we started to press them and increased our tempo and it paid off. We should have won the game by eight goals as we played well in the second half," said Zwane.

Results

Chiefs 3, Swallows 1; TTM 0, Sundowns 6; Arrows 1, TS Galaxy 2; Chippa 3, SuperSport 2; AmaZulu 2, Stellenbosch 1; Pirates 4, Baroka 1; Celtic 2, Leopards 0; Maritzburg 1, Cape Town City 2.

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