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RESULT: Kabelo Dlamini nets double as Orlando Pirates sail into Nedbank Cup remaining

Tapelo Xoki of Orlando Pirates celebrates a goal during 2024 Nedbank Cup Semi Final match between Chippa United FC and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Kabelo Dlamini netted a first-half brace as Orlando Pirates superior to the Nedbank Cup remaining after a dominant 3-1 victory over Chippa United on Saturday.

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Dlamini opened the scoring as early because the fifth minute when he curled house a free kick that left house goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali flat-footed.

The Chilli Boys then had a sustained interval of stress after conceding as early as they did however the hosts couldn’t capitalise and switch the dominance into an equaliser.

As a substitute, it was the Buccaneers that took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break when Patrick Maswanganyi did nicely on the proper wing and squared for Dlamini to complete.

The Chippa defence solely had themselves guilty although as they stopped enjoying and had been caught static after they thought Maswanganyi had misplaced the ball and it went out of play on the touchline.

The house facet wanted a fast begin after the interval and so they had been again within the contest on the hour mark when substitute Elmo Kambindu bundled in a cross.

The final 4 conflict was on a knife-edge with the capability crowd on the venue in Gqeberha ramping up the environment.

Pirates coach Jose Riveiro wanted to disrupt the circulate of the house facet because the match was coming into the ultimate 10 minutes and it was defender Tapelo Xoki who discovered the web to seal the sport.

The Chippa defence was as soon as once more discovered wanting as they allowed a free kick to drift into the back-post and Xoki snuck in to use the end.

There was late drama when former Pirates ahead Bienvenu Eva Nga was proven a second yellow card and given his marching orders by the referee to go away the Chilli Boys to play the dying phases of the match with 10 males.

Pirates will watch for the opposite semifinal conflict between Stellenbosch and Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday to see who they may play within the showpiece match on the finish of the season.

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