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Kaizer Chiefs through to Nedbank Cup Final after beating United FC

Posted: 4 May 2013 Time: 22:13

Kaizer Chiefs booked their place in the 2013 Nedbank Cup Final with a 2-1 win over a spirited United FC side at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Premiership leaders stayed on course to win the double this season thanks to first half goals from Lehlohonolo Majoro and George Lebese. United FC’s goal was scored from the penalty spot by Walter Maponyane.

United FC attempted to unsettle Amakhosi early on but instead conceded a goal in the fifth minute of the match.

Bernard Parker got on the end of a great through ball over the top of the Vultures’ defence from Siphiwe Tshabalala before squaring the ball to Majoro who tapped in from close range.

Amakhosi extended their lead 19 minutes later when Majoro’s shot from just outside the area rattled the crossbar and the post before falling favourably for Lebese, who nodded home past Bongani Mpandle.

United nearly pulled one back in the 32nd minute, when Thabo Makgothi was disposessed brilliantly by Itumeleng Khune before Willard Katsande cleared a Siyabulela Shai effort off the line.

Chiefs deservedly went into the break two goals to the good. The Soweto giants created the better chances of the half despite United enjoying the lion’s share of the possession.

Majoro had a great opportunity to complete his brace in the 54th minute of the game, when he got on the end of a through ball from Parker but could not hit the target with only the keeper to beat.

Vultures captain Maponyane scored from the penalty spot in the 81st minute of the game after Tefu Mashamaite was adjudged to have pulled a United FC player’s shirt inside the area. Maponyane converted confidently from the spot to make for a high pressure final few minutes.

However, Amakhosi’s defence stood tall, and they will face either Platinum Stars or SuperSport United in the Final.

Dikwena and Matsatsantsa clash in Rustenburg on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Gaxa, Zvasiya, Masilela, Katsande, Mashamaite, Letsholonyane (Nkosi 71), Tshabalala, Majoro, Lebese (Nkhatha 79), Parker

United FC: Mpandle, Ledwaba, Lichaba, Komane, Maponyane, Wambi (Madolo 67), Bereng, Shai, Mvelase (Mahlaba 82), Lekata, Makgothi (Makudubela 61)

Previous comments on this story...

Marop wa le Downs
posted: 10:15 pm
United FC, now that's a classic example of how not to play soccer! Possession football, barcelona arsenal style! No goals!
NO STRESS AMAKHOSI ATHUKUTHELE ABT TAU
posted: 10:16 pm
Chiefs won but im not happy the way they played.
maminzela must shut up...pirates r no longer champions
posted: 10:17 pm
what a lazy perfomance by the guys
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 10:17 pm
United FC always wallop Maluti FET 4-0.

Dat means United FC could have walloped Pierats 8-0

K4L : let's hear
msentizo85
posted: 10:17 pm
RTG khosination we rise
TENNY.
posted: 10:17 pm
Uyabo! Wena my editor, doze kids cn beat RATZ hands down! They just play damn it maan!!
Champ Joe Banana
posted: 10:19 pm
the bottom line is we are in the final! at this stage of the season all that matters wins.
mx08
posted: 10:19 pm
We are marching on! Well done United! Lesson to remember, possession in ur own half does not equate to success! But otherwise well done boys
Lacoste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 10:20 pm
Soccer lesson 101 play possession football and you get panished. These boys played in our advantage maybe they forget Barca had Messi who punish sloppy teams. Well done Khosi.
Champ Joe Banana
posted: 10:20 pm
...all that matters is wins not good football...
Bongszn@gmail.com
posted: 10:20 pm
Boring game by Chiefs, well done to United FC. They only need to work on their finishing. Not sure if our guys are tired or what.

Let's not celebrate kak performance makhosi we can do way better.

KHOSI TODAY, TOMORROW, AND ALWAYS
Bongszn@gmail.com
posted: 10:20 pm
Boring game by Chiefs, well done to United FC. They only need to work on their finishing. Not sure if our guys are tired or what.

Let's not celebrate kak performance makhosi we can do way better.

KHOSI TODAY, TOMORROW, AND ALWAYS
Gold
posted: 10:21 pm
The double is On, we are not faced about Baxters sending off, now those are external factors zeca!

We are reclaiming this Glory!
Gold is what we are reclaiming!!!
mbangwanesburg
posted: 10:21 pm
Possesion football is for cowards who are scared 2 loose the ball to the opposion cause they don't wanna loose by big margins. I mean what did united f.c get for their possesion cause the hardly troubled khune. Nxa stupid strategy
Tibos [Khosi-FOUR-Life]
posted: 10:22 pm
Our guys are lazy and its not a good way of finishing off the season....FC were all over us and with this performance its going to be hard to win the final if they can win.... Bravo to FC they fought hard and well done to my team best of luck to the final they will need it
Champ Joe Banana
posted: 10:22 pm
United FC, now that's a classic example of
how not to play soccer! Possession football,
barcelona arsenal style! No goals
...................................................................
classic example?
masese4khosi
posted: 10:22 pm
What a scrapy performance by the guys. This was the worst performance I've seen from the boyz since Middendorp era. Anyways happy with a win even though it could have been better. Khosi 4 life.
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 10:22 pm
We stopped playing, I am mot happy with the performance from the 60th minute, It looks like our players were already celebrating nxa. Something is wrong here, we were supposed to score 6 goals.
Raul Gonzales Martinez
posted: 10:23 pm
@ Marop wa le Downs, How did a team (Barcelona) with "no goals" manage to win more than 10 trophies in the last 5 years?
Juda de damn killer
posted: 10:23 pm
Who's next SS? Tomorrow is the end of the road
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