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Zwane reveals what Chiefs need to do against Pirates in Nedbank semi-final 

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has revealed what they need to do when they face Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup semi-final.

Chiefs overcame Royal AM 2-1 after extra time to progress to the last four of the tournament at Chatsworth Stadium.

This is the first time they reach the Nedbank Cup semi-final since 2019 when they went on to lose to Dan Malesela’s TS Galaxy.

Their win on Sunday set up a Soweto derby semi after their crosstown rivals Orlando Pirates sweated to eliminate a third tier side Dondol Stars.

READ:Nedbank Cup Prediction: Who will go through to the semis?

They only own the match after a penalty shootout. 

“It’s not going to be easy as everyone thinks because cup games are totally different to league matches.

“But as I said, we’ll treat every game with respect and unfortunately this one is not like any other games – there is a lot at stake,” Zwane said.

He went on to reveal what it would take to book a final place at the expense of the Buccaneers.

“If we want to beat Pirates, we are expected to be on top of them and make sure that we win the game.

“I think the excitement comes from knowing that we are playing Pirates and they are also doing well, that will be good for South African football as well, because we are also finding our way up.

“I think it is going to be one game that is very good to watch.”

Nedbank Cup Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates.

Interestingly, under Zwane this season, Chiefs have had an edge over Pirates.

But he admits the cup game will be a different ball game altogether.

“Cup games you are going to go flat out because you want to score goals as soon as possible, as early as possible in the game.

“With the league games, sometimes you play mind games, you play a little bit more conservative. You don’t want to throw in numbers, you always wait for the right moment.”    

In another semifinal, Sekhukhune United will clash with Stellenbosch FC in what should be an exciting duel.

Stellies beat defending Nedbank champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday while Sekhukhune accounted for Chippa.

The two teams will be eager to progress to the final as they look to cap off the season in style.

They are both in the running for top eight places and a final berth would be icing on the cake for either of them.

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