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Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news & preview

10:00 SAST 2018/09/01
Ghampani Lungu of SuperSport United & Dumisani Zuma of Kaizer Chiefs, August 2018
Giovanni Solinas' men are not under too much pressure to win this encounter having bagged two away goals in the first leg

Kaizer Chiefs  needed a goalless or a 1-1 draw to seal their place in the MTN8 final, but given their winless streak under Giovanni Solinas in recent weeks, they will want to go all out and win the game. 

In the first leg, Chiefs and SuperSport United played out to a 2-2 draw in Tshwane.

And while that may have felt like a defeat to many, it wasn't a bad result at all because of the rules of the competition at this stage. 

The onus is on SuperSport to go all out and win the match at the FNB Stadium.

Should Kaitano Tembo's men score, it will probably force Solinas to change his tactics and take the game to Matsatsantsa.   

Game Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United
Date Saturday, September 01
Time 8:15 pm SA Time

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch


In South Africa, the game will be shown live on SuperSport 4 and SABC 1. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com

Live Match Centre TV Channel
Goal.com SS4 & SABC 1

Squads & Team News


Position Missing players
Goalkeepers Virgil Vries (injured)
Defenders Teenage Hadebe (injured)
Midfielders George Maluleka (injured), Joseph Molangoane (injured), Dax (signing complications), Lebogang Manyama (fitness)

Itumeleng Khune is expected to return for Amakhosi after missing midweek's 2-2 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic as Solinas took a gamble to rotate his squad. 

Defensively, Amakhosi are still looking shaky, and with Teenage Hadebe still out injured and Daniel Cardoso not at his best, the Italian mentor may reshuffle his back four once again. 

He has Erick Mathoho and Mario Booysen at this disposal, but whether or not he would he drop Cardoso given the outcry from the fans, remains to be seen. 

Lebogang Manyama is still not fit, according to Solinas while George Maluleka hasn't shaken off his injury, meaning Amakhosi's midfield is likely to stay the same. 

Potential Chiefs XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Ntiya-Ntiya, Cardoso, Ngezana, Katsande, Ntshangase, Zuma, Billiat, Parker and Castro.   

SuperSport United could be without Grant Kekana due to injury, but in Ghampani Lungu, Tembo has a gem and a solid defender to take care of the likes of Billiat. 

The Zimbabwean-born coach was part of the techical team that won the trophy last season, and he knows exactly what it takes to win it. 

The secret is to keep faith in those who have been doing well, and one may expect Tembo to field the same team that faced Chiefs last week.  

Potential SuperSport United XI: Williams, Lungu, Ntshangase, Daniels, Khumalo, Modiba, Furman, Letsholonyane, Lakay, Rusike and Grobler.  


Match Preview


This will be the 36th meeting between the two sides, but the 35 previous encounters have proved to be tough for either side.

Chiefs and SuperSport have won 13 games each, with nine games ending in draws, including last weekend's first leg in Tshwane.

While Matsatsantsa are the defending champions, it worth noting that Chiefs remain the most successful team in the history of the tournament with 15 titles to their name. 

They are also one of the only two teams to have won the trophy under MTN in the last 10 years - Solinas will fancy his side's chances going into this one.  

Last season, SuperSport knocked Chiefs out of the competition, thanks to their 1-0 win in the quarter-final stages.