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Vasco da Gama shock Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 27 November 2010 Time: 22:11

Kaizer Chiefs' focus on next week's Telkom Knockout Final cost them three League points after a 3-2 defeat to Vasco da Gama on Saturday evening.

Vasco opened the scoring as early as the ninth minute through a great solo effort from Johnny Armogram.

Chiefs levelled on the half-hour mark through Abia Nale, but the Capetonians regained the lead 10 minutes after the break through Sibusiso Zuma.

Substitute Fransman added a third and although Knowledge Musona pulled one back, it proved to little, too late.

Chiefs rested three of their star players – Siphiwe Tshabalala, Itumeleng Khune and Reneilwe Letsholonyane –for the Telkom Knockout Final against Pirates at the same venue on December 4.

Prior to this game, Tshabalala and Khune were on two yellow cards each, and Letsholonyane had a slight injury. Coach Vladimir Vermezovic indicated that he didn’t want to risk facing Pirates without the three.

The visitors were eager to stamp their authority on the home side from the first whistle, and it came as no surprise when Armogam surprised all when he dribbled past a cluster of Chiefs players before beating Arthur Bartman in Chiefs’ goal with a low shot to put his side on the driving seat in the ninth minute.

In an attempt to clear danger, Chiefs striker Ngcobo nearly scored an own goal in the 17th minute, but the former Free State Stars striker was lucky to see his clearance going inches wide.

Knowledge Musona almost scored in the 22nd minute, but the Chiefs striker was denied by the agile goalkeeping of Posnet Omony who parried the ball away for a corner.

Chiefs did carve some good openings. In the 28th minute Musona was neatly picked up by Jimmy Tau but the Zimbabwean striker directed his header over the bar, much to the disappointment of Amakhosi fans.

However, three minutes later, Musona atoned for his earlier miss when he set up Abia Nale, who made no mistake by beating Omony to give the home side equaliser.

After a long pass from the left, Sibusiso Zuma managed to beat Dominic Isaacs before scoring his side’s second goal in the 56th minute.

Vladimir Vermezovic opted for fresh legs and went for broke when he introduced Siyabulela Sonqwigi and Lucky Khune in place of Lebese and Ngcobo.

The move nearly paid dividends but once more Omony underlined his class when he denied Musona what could have been a second goal for Amakhosi in the 68th minute.

Fransman scored Vasco da Gama’s third goal in the 82nd minute, before Musona scored Chiefs’ second in the 85th minute.

The Soweto side were unable to draw level in the dying minutes of the game.

Previous comments on this story...

Finidi_(A Khosi By Choice)
posted: 02:45 am
We deserve to loose today. Our starting lineup just confirmed tht we do not respect vasco. where was Yende, Letsholonyane? None of our players were committed, their body language was all wrong. Our approach was very unproffesional, from the technical team to the players. As a Chiefs supporter its very embarrassing and disappointing. We really deserved to loose. And if we keep disrespectin teams like this we mite as well kiss our chances of winning the league goodbye, its totally unacceptable.
Anonymous
posted: 03:04 am
i realy dnt knw wt 2 say,lets w8 4 the final on the fourth ,who could hv predicted dis loss?i neva saw it cuming but its music 2 my ears.
Anonymous
posted: 05:25 am
What else can i comment_ Ashila- that's all i can say!
Anonymous
posted: 06:12 am
Football has no 'therefore', i.e. the fact that a team rested doesn't 'therefore' give them a guarantee to win the next match. Krol hinted that he will rest Moeneeb among other players but later realized that it's not worth it...anyway he won because we have depth.

Are they now, i mean the Chimpanzes, going to claim to have had their minds set already in the final? I doubt it because it is equally important to OPFC to win a cup that has been elluding for years, nogal.
Anonymous
posted: 06:50 am
Vasco did not shock Chiefs, they outclassed Chiefs. If Chiefs & Bucs play the garbage they been dishing out since the last derby, the final will suck.
Anonymous
posted: 07:02 am
hmm tolly u r talking sense, yabona ke buccaneer liyayidedela induku...
Anonymous
posted: 07:06 am
if makhosikazi are so willing to regain the telkom cup, why didn't they rest Musona? I am not buying this nonsense that they were beaten because they rested their best players. Thats a lame excuse! What are they saying about the other 8 players?
Anonymous
posted: 07:06 am
sizwe : 2010-11-27 22:47

I HEARD THAT IF MOTSEPE WAS TO WAKE UP ONE MORNING WITH THE MOTAUNG KINDA MOOLA HE'D JUMP STRAIGHT OUT OF THE WINDOW COMMITTING SUICIDE.

Then Motsipe is stupid, he values money than life, with kinda of moola that Kaizer has, one can live a decent life. Motsipe must remember dat U live once and the rest will be history.
maurice
posted: 07:17 am
Chiefs are too excited and confident about the final that they will also lose
Anonymous
posted: 07:20 am
We lost to Vasco its true but its good that media and brainless Rats supporter will start to make serious noise about how they gonna beat Might Chiefs. Rats supporter must celebrate now bcause come saterday I C only tears.
Anonymous
posted: 07:43 am
Mxm,we are happy bcoz now bulawayo cheaters are only 2points away from us,we are a team that posses quality,we managed to beat maritzburg united without our starz.....and i hear ntsele pota lere tearz kadi 4 dec,let me tell u something khosi lovers...that 3-1 win was a blessing in disguise 4 bucs and come saturday u'll see the buccanearz.....SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Sos
posted: 07:49 am
eish..! i think nahayo was a passport to all those three goals scored by vasco, i mean the guy is a central defender who's suppose to command his defense for Christ sake!..there was no communication whatsoever from him.. i think he should be taught how to communicate with his defense, & as for dominic you can clearly see the guy has dropped his form a bit coming from suspension...
hard-luck khosi but at-least we've got chibukus on the menu next game to put the smiles on our faces again...

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 07:52 am
Chiefs farmers,are fools,how can they celebrate a loss,they think that we will be pre-occupied and be big headed just like we did last? Well we have learnt our lesson and come saturday letlobona mohlolo,a history is about to be made....who will stop otorogu?nahayo?......musona make them happy my foot....letlotsitshwa blind.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Sos
posted: 08:04 am
sunkops last 2 goals by zothwane yesterday were supposed to have been scored by that direction-less cow called khenyeza, instead he was shooting opposite directions if not blanks..then some moemish bloggers would have a nerve of comparing him to KING MUSONA!...i mean...! it's an insult to even think of that...KING MUSONA is a total package when it comes to playing football while khenyeza the cow lacks composure as a striker...i'd like to say hard-luck mazayoni next time bazolahla labantu.
Anonymous
posted: 08:08 am
the ref tried by all means at the end for chips but vasco stood their ground.
Anonymous
posted: 08:09 am
Nice 1 Vasco ayeye!
Sos
posted: 08:12 am
the good thing is that we still maintain our #2 spot on the log while some are languishing below and come the 4/12 we donnor them so we can enjoy festive season smiling...

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 am
I picked 2 seroius weakness in Chiefs defence and I think we actually expose it in the MTN 8 second match when we beat them.To me I think Nayaho and Isaacs are slow Bucs need a pacey player like Segolela who will outwit them from the word go.And judging by last night game this team shows that its very ordinary and very beatable save your Musona,truth be told he is the league of his own but he can't do it alone coz we are going to neutralise him and they will be inactive.
Anonymous
posted: 08:38 am
Am not sure if FNB had anything to do with the empty stadium last nyt,it was disapointing to see tht mega structure so empty while this loudmouthers are noisy here,

Chimps fans are fools for believing tht they fill a stadium wherever they play,they came up with supome lame ecuses when they dismally failed to attract 6k supoters @rand stadium n the samething is hapenin @fnb,shame on fools togeta with ur arogant bobsteif.

Ichuuuuu,,,,,wa nthungela
Anonymous
posted: 09:13 am
it's worrisome that chiefs played in front of less than 2000 spectators yesterday. Pity they are supported by the Mashudu-tzozo no-stadium-going generation.
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