Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns through to semifinals of MTN8

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Orlando Pirates have continued from where they left off midweek. Following a 4-2 win against Royal AM on Wednesday evening, Pirates pummelled Sekhukhune United 5-0 at Orlando Stadium in Soweto in the second match of the 2023 MTN8 competition.

The Buccaneers were leading 1-0 at halftime before turning on the heat in the second half.

Zakhele Lepasa scored a hattrick, making it five goals in two matches.

Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and Monapule Saleng scored the other two goals for the Buccaneers.

Earlier, Mamelodi Sundowns booked a place in the MTN8 semifinals by beating a 10-men Moroka Swallows 1-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

Themba Zwane scored the solitary goal.

Masandawana beat a 10-men Moroka Swallows 1-0 in the opening match of the competition at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville this afternoon.

Swallows played almost the entire match with ten players after new signing and captain Andile Jali was red-carded as early as the fifth minute of the encounter.

The only goal of the match was scored by Sundowns captain Themba Zwane early in the second half.

The home team kept on piling the pressure in the second half.

Both sides made several changes late in the second half, but that failed to change the complexion of the game.