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Kaizer Chiefs are the Telkom Knockout Cup champions

Posted: 4 December 2010 Time: 22:14

Sthembiso Ngcobo was the hero as Kaizer Chiefs hammered Orlando Pirates 3-0 to win the Telkom Knockout on Saturday night at the FNB Stadium.

The former Free State Stars marksman warned sent an early warning to the jittery Pirates defence. It was as early as the second minute when Ngcobo broke free wide on the right and crossed and Bucs' sloppy defence allowed Josta Dladla space in the box to shoot, but his mistimed attempt went past the upright.

However, in the 11th minute Ngcobo was back in the picture and this time Bucs' defence was punished.

Moeneeb Josephs received a sloppy back pass from Robyn Johannes and dilly-dallied before trying to clear while slipping and the ball fell to Ngcobo on the edge of the box and the latter drew first blood with a low shot to put Amakhosi 1-0 ahead.

The error prone Bucs defence again almost gifted Amakhosi a second in the 27th minute, when Rooi Mahamutsa attempted to dribble in the box and lost possession, but Chiefs couldn't capitalize. To compound Pirates' woes Mahamutsa was booked for a foul on Knowledge Musona in Chiefs' own half, which infuriated the Bucs fans.

There was some hope for Bucs, though, when Happy Jele's powerful header appeared to beat Itumeleng Khune in the 38th minute, but ‘Spiderkid' produced an acrobatic save to deny Pirates. Josta Dladla, who was instrumental for Chiefs, showed he could match Jele's header on the stroke of halftime, but he too saw his attempt hit the roof of the net ending the first half 1-0 to Chiefs.

Siphiwe Tshabalala picked up where Chiefs left off when his shot in the 50th minute, from the left, was blocked by Jele for a corner.

Krol then gave in to Bucs fans' call for substitutions when he brought in Katlego Mashego in the 56th minute for an ineffectual Ezenwa Otorogu, who was up against the brilliant Chiefs defence, manned by Valery Nahayo, who was excellent and four minutes later Tlou Segolela entered the fray and Andile Jali was out.

Unsurprisingly, the Amakhosi fans were delighted with Krol's decision, perhaps a hint Krol had made the wrong move.

In the 64th minute Ngcobo justified his team's supporters mocking of Krol when his header beat Josephs from a Punch Masenamela cross and there was no way back for the Buccaneers.

Siphiwe Tshabalala hammered the final nail into Bucs' coffin smashing a shot from the left and the 91 727 fans, mostly draped in Chiefs colours, were up on their feet as they saluted their team's emphatic win.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:39 pm
Another derby another massacre
posted: 10:40 pm
Srry pie rate. Yeeh yeeh ichief indlala ngo musona kuphi khona
shapa khosi shapa
posted: 10:42 pm
It could have been worse. Pierats are a useless team with a useless coack.period
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 10:43 pm
As for Mbuyane, least said the better, that is a cow that belongs in the Vodacom League.
posted: 10:45 pm
The blaming game has begun....
Pirates should realise that their team is boring to watch, and please be consistent wit your criticism, krol was the messiah not so long ago, mbuyani was the juju man not so long ago, klate exceeded all expectations (Hahahahaha), tlou was the super-sub, pirates was bucselona- there was nothing wrong wit being predictable but manje sekwenzenjani? where was jali? you see what happens when you over exaggerate average performance?
Anyways chiefs was only better because they managed to score either than that, another boring game gone by.
posted: 10:45 pm
That was a beat down. We will do our talking in the pitch. An avarage team la phapha bothata, 1 man team, la phapha vee, Khaphela Ncobo ke nkomo, la phapha worse. La phapha maan!
posted: 10:48 pm
Nywe! nywe! nywe! iKC iyaboza sizoyitrapa kuphi khona? Where was KLATE vandaag? I told them earlier dis szn dat KC iz here 2 rock dis tym, we are not scared of big names dat they have dis szn, iyasha induku dis tym, 2 b fair why Krol decided 2 kept out an experience player like LUCKY at the back, in the middle umkhipheleni uJali? uKrol unibulele guyz.
posted: 10:50 pm
Super performance by Chiefs. Musona's hassling of Moeneeb paid off handsomely. Ngobe really brimmed with confidence after the goal and his second was a beauty. Tshabalala really likes that side of the field and it was really wonderful to see that strike. Chiefs all round better unit than Pirates. Well done Chiefs.
The Ghost
posted: 10:50 pm
Eish Sizwe, just shut the F$%k up man ... jou ma se gQAt man!!!
posted: 10:54 pm
What kind of a game plan was that( don't alow Musona to touch the ball, all defenders must mark him)? Babolaye Dladla
posted: 10:55 pm
Aish sorry! Mapholoba hd 2 pholorize Moeneeb nd brak the bones 2 ashs u n bt shapa makhosi
posted: 10:56 pm
I said it earlier tht i hate strategic planning but will always suport bucs,

This is the most lucky coach to be emloyed at bucs but the most useless too,from now i dnt care who says what or question my loyalty to bucs i will never support no like krol forcefully,,,the man is useless period.

Krol ke satane u ilo cha ko diheleng,,,this man hates bucs with all his heart,,,he is always pulling in a different direction and continue to watch a different game,,,pls krol take ur favourate useless players to hell with u,,,,

If krol can still be the coach next year i will know hore wa loya,,,,,
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:57 pm
First of all congrats to chips. Pirates never came to the party. Thanks to krol again for lack of coaching skills. Why do you in your right mind disturbalize the mid-field?? Who would supply the strickers with those killer passes?? Some coaches
posted: 11:00 pm
i hear they say ngcobo is the man of the match, but i say "THE GENERAL" Nengomasha killed them in the middle of the park...jali & ngobeni this time werer under-siege.

all psl trophies: "khosi all day and everyday..all we do is win"
i like that khosi...!

posted: 11:01 pm
He he Amakhosi is a one man team where.msg to pie-rates fans in lovin memory of pie-rates born in 1937 and Died on Dec 2010 rest in peace pie
posted: 11:02 pm
De moment de starting eleven was announced it was clear Pirates wer never gona win dis one. Worse still except 4 Tlou n Mahoota der was no one on de bench in a form of a play maker. Fact is u need a play maker lyk Chansa Modise Mayambela even de lyks of Schalwyk, a team does not have 2 be alwayz predictible bt i guess krol does not know dat.
posted: 11:02 pm
pie city is too predictable! To beat an an intelegent coach like vermezovic.....just because otorougu scored some fluke goals they thought he will do the same against chiefs!!!! As soon as i see otorougo ,mbuyane ,mabalane in the starting eleven i knew we wer going to win!....i mean otorougo didnt do anything! Wer is KING who was saying this nigerian cow is unstopable? And he was refering to him as 'bulldozer'?.....talk is cheap!.........hehehehehe i cant wait to see the latest 'kpmg' stats from king on monday!...

Nyosias,swona,wonder,goodman,matlokoa,sizwe,thabo....... You wer making a lot of noise since last week hope you wont dissapear like you always do!...

posted: 11:03 pm
Pirates, u r welcome to come and join our boozers' league, we normally play on saturdays in Birch Acres, u might need to improve your peformance though for us to accept u, What a waste of my anticipation of a tightly contested match. The only play who looked like had a modicum of idea of wat was happening was Tlou Segolela, wat a pity?
posted: 11:08 pm
he he otorogu gna kill chiefs. Eish zimdollar hs a value bras. Pirates stop lukn far north of africa, jst luk nxt 2 u zim. Shapa khosi shapa
posted: 11:11 pm
the chimpanziz realy outplayd my beloved Bucs. congrats tho, as for Krol i hv ur plane ticket. The guy is completely clueless and confusd
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