Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final draw: Baroka FC welcome Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs to face Orlando Pirates

The Soweto giants will clash in this year's Telkom Knockout semi-finals, while the Clever Boys will meet Bakgaga in the competition yet again

Kaizer Chiefs were pitted against Orlando Pirates in the 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final draw on Sunday afternoon.

The draw was conducted at the Moses Mabhida Stadium where Chiefs had edged out SuperSport United 1-0 in a tightly contested quarter-final encounter.

As a result, Amakhosi completed the semi-final line-up as they joined Pirates, Baroka FC as well as Bidvest Wits in the last four.

Chiefs will be seeking redemption when they host Pirates, who defeated AmaZulu 3-1 away in extra-time in a quarter-final clash on Saturday.

Amakhosi succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to their Soweto rivals in a massive Premier Soccer League (PSL) last weekend.

The last time the two local giants clashed in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals was in November 2015.

Chiefs beat Pirates 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw, but they went on to lose to Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

The other semi-final tie will see Baroka hosting the defending champions Bidvest Wits.

Bakgaga secured their place in the semi-finals after stunning Sundowns 2-0 at home in an entertaining quarter-final encounter on Saturday.

On the other hand, Wits had to overcome Maritzburg United 1-0 away in their quarter-final clash in order to keep their hopes of defending their title alive.

The Clever Boys eliminated Bakgaga in the quarter-finals on their way to the final last year.

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Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final draw

Baroka vs. Bidvest Wits

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates