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Posted: 28 March 2010 Time: 17:16

Kaizer Chiefs beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout Cup on Sunday.

Chiefs made heavy weather of beating a defensive Sundowns at a jam-packed Super Stadium to reach the semifinals.

On the run of play Chiefs could easily have embarrassed Downs by a much bigger winning margin.

The only goal was scored by Mandla Masango in the 83rd minute.

Chiefs missed countless chances and could have won 6-0 had they take their chances.

Downs were a huge disappointment to their fans in the capacity 28 000-strong crowd, and failed to force Arthur Bartman into a save.

At the other end, the Brazilians' veteran keeper Brain Baloyi was one of the busiest players on the pitch.

Downs also had Mabhuti Khenyeza sent off in the dying minutes by referee Buyile Gqubule for a second bookable offence.

Amakhosi wasted a number of chances against a hesitant Downs side and when they did manage to find the back of the net in the 42nd minute George Lebese's header was ruled offside.

Downs caretaker coach Trott Moloto opted for a conservative approach using a lone striker in Khenyeza who was ineffective, but received little support from midfield.

Chiefs had a shout for a penalty denied in the third minute when Elias Pelembe appeared to pull down Knowledge Musona inside his penalty area.

But referee Gqubule waved play on.

Baloyi had a busy first half. He did well to turn Abia Nale's dangerous shot for a corner in the 11th minute and stopped a close range shot from Musona, before fisting away a goal-bound free-kick from Mandla Masango.

But the miss of the match went to Lebese in the 28th minute when, after rounding Baloyi, he hesitated and allowed the keeper to recover and clear the danger.

Masondo fired another shot over the crossbar in the 36th minute and then came Lebese's disallowed goal three minutes from the break.

While Chiefs were on top they failed to capitalise because of their powder-puff attack and weakness at free kicks.

Downs defender Luvhengo Mungomeni came to Baloyi and his team's rescue in the 52nd minute when he did well to boot Musonda's shot off his goal-line as Amakhosi kept up the pressure.

Masango finally got it right when he latched onto a Nale through-ball and slotted home seven minutes from time much to the relief of the Chiefs fans in the capacity crowd.

But more disaster struck Downs when Khenyeza, who struggled all afternoon against the well-marshalled Chiefs defence, got his marching orders in the 90th minute for a second bookable offence.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:35 pm
posted: 05:38 pm
Let me be the first 2 comment or shud i let Wonder, Skye, Stonza, Sweyts, Busani, witchdoctor, Mashobana, West Indian Chick and the rest of the Circus clowns 2 congratulate us hehehehe

Shapa Khosi shapa..u made my weekend, im ready 2 pop my champagne...awe awe awe *excited*

2 my khosi family..we in dis alright, Pirates r gud as out..Khosi 4 life
posted: 05:39 pm
Totally outthought, terribly outplayed and thoroughly beaten, well done Ch!mps for beating us fair and square.
posted: 05:42 pm

Lol..cmon u cant backdown like dat..lets talk abt dis..what went wrong??? Tltlt
posted: 05:45 pm
Moloto le Motsepe ke dipudi! They run our team like a spaza. Now this no name is loud!
Does he have any strategic goals this motsepe? As for Moloto, he must just keep to his day job of kissing backside. Useless!
What a tactless approach to a game!
posted: 05:45 pm
As odd as this sounds, but the best team on the day won! Or is it the best coach that won it? Either way, Chiefs were superb.

Wow indeed, it's totally unbeleivable let alone unconceivable that we would be outplayed and outwitted like that...much respect bafethu, ngigcwele!

Trott se moer!
posted: 05:47 pm
Motsepe and his psychophant management must be happy with the way Trott has proceeded with destroying our once very well oiled machine in less than 2 games. While i'm extremely sad to loose, to Ch!mps especially, i'm on the other hand glad that i and many organisors have been vindicated. Being outplayed by a team with so many inexperienced that just a month or so ago we outplayed with their best players is a disgrace. Once again, thanks 4 nothing Patrice and Crew!
posted: 05:50 pm
Wonder, you are an honourable man. Gracious in defeat. Keep it up. We'll redeem ourselves. Congratulations chiefs on your win. I must state though, you won against Moloto.
posted: 05:50 pm
Outplayed,outclassed nd outsmarted dey say 2heads r better than 1 bt even 3heads cannot beat 1head of V.V Shapa Khosi shapa!
posted: 05:50 pm
Wat real went rong? But we missed so many chances, pls lts convert whn we play pie rats...shapa! Khosi
posted: 05:50 pm
Pearl and your crew, congrats and that was thoroughly deserved!
posted: 05:52 pm
Pearl your comment is sweet as music in my ears. I just the Billionair will not fire Trappatoni. We will walk all over Piecity SononoZooMaa. Lets the games begin. As they say Ziwa Mo & Mo. Chiefs by smart choice.
posted: 05:56 pm
posted: 05:57 pm
Ag shame sunflops kuzolunga 1day. Shaya khosi shaya! Ayeye Pie rats u r next. Ayeye bomakhala njalo here comes da 3rd of april. Shaya khosi!
posted: 05:57 pm
Pearl : 2010-03-28 17:38 [ Report ]

I'm in total shock mabebeza, I ca'nt comprehend that we were worse than horrible. I mean the Downs bench was clueless for the whole game, ANGIKHOLWA it was the same Imbabala!

Well your Impepho worked better than Jub Jub`s, lol! u-Trott was bewitched vandag! there's no any other reason why he would coach like that! tl. tl.

Yho! it hurts so bad! Much worse than all the fraudelent loses against Chiefs put together! 'Weeping unconsolably'! Hhi! hhi! hhi! .....Enjoy it whilst it lasts Pearly, it will never happen again! Hhi! hhi! crying!
posted: 05:58 pm
amakhosi everyday! u dig? zuma fc is next.
posted: 05:59 pm
Ndivhowo, I hop u can now c te diference btwin chiefs & flops lyk u.
posted: 06:04 pm
@swetys and pearl u have neva sound so sweet than 2day.i lyk your comments,keep them coming. amakhosi 4 cups!
posted: 06:04 pm
Sweyts, don't bet against this perfomance not happening again, unless we fire the entire management and the president, this was their loss these shortsited blood midgets called Sundowns management. I still can not believe that they would opt for a good relation with the PSL than our teams development, i hate all those midgets including the president!
posted: 06:06 pm
Sory fake brasilians. 44passes kip on coutin those pases bas. Ke itse le ba jwetse kea tla.
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