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Chiefs Aim For 15th Top Eight Title

Kaizer Chiefs will be hoping to overturn Orlando Pirates' 1-0 first leg lead and make it to the final of the MTN8 as they aim to add to their tally of wins.

Daine Klate's free kick was the difference in the first leg at FNB Stadium, and now Chiefs are looking to go at least one goal better in today's encounter.

Read: Bucs Grab The Advantage

The Amakhosi have been the most successful club in the Top Eight tournament through the years, under all of it’s different names, and up until now have claimed 14 trophies in the respective competitions.

Stuart Baxter’s side know that they must win by two clear goals if they are to guarantee their place in the final, while Pirates can win or draw in order to secure their place in the MTN8 showpiece.

Over the years the two Soweto giants have met in 20 different cup games, with Chiefs leading the way with 10 wins - two on penalties - while Pirates have won eight. Meanwhile, three of the games have ended in a draw.

The Glamour Boys’ 14 Top Eight victories:

1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992,1994, 2001, 2006, 2008.

Under it’s current name, the MTN8, Chiefs have played 17 games, winning six, drawing five and losing six.

By Joe Crann

Follow Joe on Twitter: @YesWeCrann


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