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Baroka FC conceded no goals on their way to meet Orlando Pirates in the 2018 Telkom Knockout Final at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.

Bakgaga takes on Pirates on Saturday, 8 December in Port Elizabeth.

Wedson Nyirenda’s men knocked out two Absa Premiership strong challengers, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits without conceding a single goal on their way to their first ever cup final.

Here, Futaa looks at the Limpopo side’s route to the Nelson Mandela Stadium.

Round of 16 (October 20): Baroka 2-0 Golden Arrows

Collins Magkaka scored his first & only goal of the season, before Tebogo Sodi’s strike made it 2-0 to ensure victory at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Quarter-Finals (November 3): Baroka 2-0 Sundowns

Bakgaga stunned Sundowns in a game where coach Nyirenda was absent while attending his mother’s funeral in Zambia. Midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane opened the scoring from the penalty spot after a very lucky decision from referee Victor Gomes. The fatal blow came via an own goal when Sundowns goalkeeper steered the ball into his own net while trying to clear.

Semi-Finals (25 November): Baroka 1-0 Bidvest Wits

Matome Mabeba’s superb freekick was enough to ensure a narrow victory that sent the Limpopo side to the TKO final.

Bakgaga reach their first major final in South Africa’s Premier Division since gaining promotion in 2015/16.

2018 Telkom Knockout Final

  • Orlando Pirates vs Baroka FC
  • Saturday 8, December 2018
  • Nelson Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

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