By Tebogo Molekoa
The first leg of the mtn8 semi finals produced 1 all draws both in Cape atown and and Bloemfontein leaving the spots for the final wide open.
On Saturday 15-08-2015 Ajax welcomed Bidvest Wits to the venue they last used in 2009, it wasn’t the hospitality that the visitors enjoyed as it was raining and the field didn’t have to drainage system and the day before the venue was used for athletics, the game went on and against the run of play the home side were the first to take the lead in the first stanza only for the Students to equalise late in the second half to end the game in a 1 all draw.
On Sunday 16-08-2015 Siwelele Sama Sele welcomed Amakhosi to the Free State Stadium after they knocked out Sundowns in the quarter finals on penalties. Both teams went to the game coming from disappointing results in their first league games, Celtics were the first to break the deadlock from a wonderful strike of the foot of Helder Pelembe to beat khune hands down giving the home side a lead, few minutes later chiefs was awarded a penalty after Bevan Fransman softly pulled Siphelele Mthembu and he went down in the box then Parker stepped forward only to scoop the ball over Tingyemb’s goalposts, second half chiefs were fighting hard for an equaliser and it paid off 15 minutes into the half from another beautiful same time strike from Parker outside the box shooting the ball to the roof of the net leaving Celtics keeper down, the game produced attacks from then however it all ended in those beautiful goals that might even be goals of the tournament. Jo’burg will host the 2nd leg on the 29 and 30 august, and its all to play for however goalless draws from both games gives wits n chiefs a win via the away goal rule. It’s all to play for in Wafa Wafa