The Diski team have secured their place in the 2018/19 final of the Diski Shield after beating Orlando Pirates this afternoon at Kanyamazane Stadium.
The first half of the game saw neither team managing to find the back of the net. Orlando Pirates seemed to have decided to spend the first 45 defending their goals and hoping to tire us out in the heat. We did well to get behind the defence, with Jingxi doing some exceptional work to get some pin-point crosses into the box.
Non of the opportunities could be capitalised on, although there were some close calls. Conco had a blistering shot at goals that hit the bar and Sabelo was denied after his attempt was tipped over the bar.
Coming back after the break, Pirates seemed to have changed their game plan and used their possession in more attacking play.
We were denied a penalty appeal after Nkomo took Conco down in the box, however we were on the end of a favourable decision in the 76th minute when he committed the same offence. Conco sent the keeper the wrong way and opened the scoring.
Minutes later, Sabelo tapped in for the second after running onto a ball put through into the box by Maphumulo. In the end, as well deserved win for the team.
We will now go through to the final of the competition on the 12 May at King Zwelithini Stadium where we will meet Mamelodi Sundowns to fight for the glory.