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Carling Knockout Semi-Final Draw Confirmed

The 2023 Carling Knockout Cup semi-finals have been confirmed after the draw took place on Wednesday evening.

In an incredible twist, the last four will not contain the traditional big three of Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, who have all been knocked out.

Amakhosi and Sundowns were dumped out in the first round to AmaZulu and TS Galaxy, respectively – both of whom progressed from the quarter-finals, too.

While the “Cup Kings”, Pirates, were eliminated this weekend by unfancied Richards Bay on penalties.

The Natal Richboyz, led by Kaitano Tembo may be floundering in the DStv Premiership with a relegation scrap on their hands, but they join the final four with Stellenbosch, who are now tipped as favourites – which would represent their first-ever domestic title.

Carling Knockout draw in full:

Richards Bay vs Stellenbosch FC

AmaZulu vs TS Galaxy

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.