Baroka FC stun Kaizer Chiefs in Nedbank Cup
Posted: 24 April 2011 Time: 17:18
Vodacom League side Baroka FC caused a major upset on Sunday beating Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 to reach the Nedbank Cup semifinals.
Baroka’s win at the Peter Mokaba stadium will certainly go down as one of the biggest upsets in the history of South African football, after Thobani Mncwango scored at the death to record a famous win for the Ga-Mphahlele outfit.
Amakhosi started the better side but Baroka fought back with Mncwango forcing a save out of Itumeleng Khune in the 26th minute when after some great interchange of passes between him and Katlego Mashego, Mncwango shot powerfully from some distance and Khune tipped it over the bar.
However, Chiefs drew first blood when Knowledge Musona put Chiefs ahead in the 36th minute to break Baroka’s resistance. Skipper Jimmy Tau paced down the right and crossed for Musona, whose left footed clinical strike hit the roof of the net.
Baroka refused to throw in the towel and were back in it on the stroke of halftime, when veteran Sam Ndlovu headed in from a corner to equalise.
Chiefs could have put Baroka to the sword in the second half, but wasted some great opportunities in the second half.
Sthembiso Ngcobo, who had stepped in for Stanton Lewis on the stroke of halftime, shot over the bar in the 56th minute when it seemed easier to score than to miss.
Chiefs continued to fluff their opportunities and were made to pay for it at the death, when Mncwango scored from a rebound after a corner to stun the Soweto giants.