MAMELODI Sundowns became the last team to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout.
They downed Chippa United 4-3 on penalties after their quarter-final played at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, yesterday ended 2-2 in regulation time.
They will now face Golden Arrows while Kazier Chiefs entertain Maritzburg United in the last four of the Ziwa Mo.
The Chilli Boys, who have struggled in the Absa Premiership, appear to be a different animal altogether in the cup competition.
They gave Downs a run for their money, taking the lead twice only to be pegged back on both occasions.
Their 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the last 16 was the Chilli Boys’ only win of the season.
Chilli Boys mentor Norman Mapeza would like his outfit to replicate their cup form in the league, where they are rooted to the bottom of the standings.
Meanwhile, Sundowns are back to winning ways after their setback against Chiefs in the league.
They showed good fighting spirit to come from behind twice and seasl a spot in the semis.
Gasyon Sirino produced another impressive performance, netting both of Downs’ goals in the second half.
Augustine Kwem gave Chipa an early lead in the first half before Sirino equalised in the second half from the spot.
Silas Maziya put Chippa back in the lead in the 58th minute before that man again, Sirino, popped up with the equaliser after Patrick Tignyemb spilled the ball right on his path.
Downs turn their attention to the Premiership where they will face Baroka at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday while Chippa welcome Chiefs.
Both matches kick-off at 7.30