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Telkom Knockout quarter-final Kaizer Chiefs Platinum Stars

Posted: 26 October 2014 Time: 14:09

Holders Platinum Stars advanced to the Telkom Knockout semi-finals by edging Kaizer Chiefs 5-3 on penalties following a goalless 120 minutes of football at FNB Stadium on Sunday.

Chiefs dominated the contest but paid the price for poor finishing, as Luvolwethu Mpeta slotted the winning kick after substitute George Lebese was denied in the shootout by the impressive Siyabonga Mpontshane.

Dikwena will host Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the last-four, while Orlando Pirates will entertain SuperSport United.

Stuart Baxter's men started the tie strongly, and had a great chance to score in the 12th minute, but striker Kingston Nkhatha rattled the side-netting from close range after being played through by Mandla Masango. A minute earlier Stars' Thabiso Semenya drilled a long-range effort straight at the perfectly placed Brilliant Khuzwayo, who made no mistake.

Nkhatha threatened again on 30 minutes, as he flashed a shot across the face of goal from a tight angle in the box.

At the other end, Dikwena forward Ndumiso Mabena drew a smart save from Khuzwayo with a curling free-kick in the 39th minute.

Amakhosi then had two opportunities just before the interval, but Bernard Parker's first-time strike was straight at the alert Mpontshane, as was Nkhatha's brave diving header.

Nkhatha nearly caught out Mpontshane 10 minutes after the recess, but the keeper did well to backtrack and tip over a lofted effort from the industrious Zimbabwean.

Mpontshane made two further fine stops around the hour-mark, as he acrobatially gathered a reaction strike from Masango before dropping down smartly to foil a shot from Parker.

The Glamour Boys continued to press, as Man of the Match Siboniso Gaxa powered a free header over from a Parker delivery in the 72nd minute, with Nkhatha doing the same a minute later off a right-wing cross by 'Pa'.

Parker nearly decided affairs in stoppage time, but he glanced a Masango corner just wide of the target.

The first half of extra time saw Eleazar Rodgers balloon a wayward shot for Dikwena, while the opposing Siphiwe Tshabalala looped a header harmlessly over before substitute Siphelele Mthembu scuffed a deft flick-on in the area by 'Shabba'.

Tefu Mashamaite headed the ball home in the 106th minute, but the stand-in Chiefs skipper's effort was correctly disallowed for offside.

Shabba tried his luck in the 116th minute but his low shot on the angle could find no way past Mpontshane at the near post.

Allan Freese's charges went on to win the shoot-out, with Lebese the only man to miss from the spot. Stars scored via their captain Vuyo Mere, Rodgers, Mogakolodi Ngele, Tshepo Gumede and Mpeta, while Tshabalala, Masango and Kgotso Moleko were also successful with their attempts.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Platinum Stars

Coach: Allan Freese
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Triple KKK
posted: 2014-10-26 12:13:54

Can't complain, go boys go.

cmash
posted: 2014-10-26 12:19:36

lets go boys we can do this

MasCorry
posted: 2014-10-26 12:22:19

I think he should hv replaced George with Dladla, otherwise we might not make it.

Dee FanatiK
posted: 2014-10-26 12:23:19

The battle of The average and The weak, yet again.

The question is: Who will emerge victorious?

IstillBringIt
posted: 2014-10-26 12:23:42

Goog lineup Chiefs. I dont see a problem from any player in the Stars team but we must guard against complacency and silly mistakes. I challenge the boys to up their game and take the chances they missed against Swallows then we should be okay. Sorry Freese we need a win as much as ur team does.

Ze_Prince
posted: 2014-10-26 12:25:20

For a moment I thought you had brain cells

stuffmen
posted: 2014-10-26 12:27:25

Good lineup coach pls partner mthembu with parker on the second half to wrap up the match in style...cheifs vs downs on the semis

mosooo
posted: 2014-10-26 12:27:53

Maluleke off mxxa 

mosooo
posted: 2014-10-26 12:28:21

P.stars kill them 

Ze_Prince
posted: 2014-10-26 12:29:01

Goerge is injured

Sgelekeqe
posted: 2014-10-26 12:31:31

Where is Mathoho? Sorry i dont trust this Gould thing...

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-10-26 12:32:00

@dee fanatik

Fotsek san

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-26 12:35:31

Sgelekeqe (F@ck Senior Bloggers)  mathoho got a knock against swallows,, he will be back for the derby


Sgelekeqe
posted: 2014-10-26 12:37:21

Thanks Bro...

KCExcel®SINCE1989™
posted: 2014-10-26 12:38:40

Sgelekeqe (F@ck Senior Bloggers) How can u not trust Gould? u are the type that doesn't watch soccer neh? He saved the team big time against ajax, almost got man of the match but u busy tjatjaraging here. #Khosi4ever

jay the citizen
posted: 2014-10-26 12:38:49

hehehe Morgan Goat is set to start ... i see a brace from Sir Mabena 

KCExcel®SINCE1989™
posted: 2014-10-26 12:39:23

jay the citizen Shit in the toilet, not in this blog

VanPercy Khosination
posted: 2014-10-26 12:40:35

For a moment I thought u were talking about Signdowns and Amazulu

The matured one
posted: 2014-10-26 12:40:49

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Bobby & Steve must futsek! Tumour
posted: 2014-10-26 12:41:25

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