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Platinum Stars beat Kaizer Chiefs in Telkom Knockout

Posted: 23 October 2011 Time: 17:32

Defending Telkom Knockout Cup champions Kaizer Chiefs were dumped out of the competition by a former player of theirs Thusa Phala handed Platinum Stars a 2-1 extra-time victory.

While Chiefs were probably the better of the two sides, failure to convert their pressure and dominance into goals cost them dearly.

In the ninth minute Joseph Molangoane should really have given the home side the lead when Elias Ngwepe played him through on goal after a superb run down the left, but the attacker fired over from 12 yards out.

After that, however, it was all Chiefs, who controlled the game with their fluid passing, but lack of imagination in the final third saw them shoot from long range but with little effect.

One such attempt came from Lucky Baloyi in the 28th minute after he beat a couple of defenders and unleashed a powerful shot from 22 yards out, but it went narrowly wide.

Then, in the 37th minute, very much against the run of play, the home side took the lead when they hit on a swift counter-attack. Sibusiso Msomi broke down the right and supplied the perfect cross to find Henrico Botes, who made no mistake with a clinical volley from six-yards out.

The second half was more of the same as Chiefs pressed forward in their numbers, and finally they were able to breach the Stars goal line in the 62nd minute.

Siphiwe Tshabalala created the goal when he drove down the right, beating a couple of defenders before unselfishly laying the ball off to an unmarked Sthembiso Ngcobo, who calmly passed the ball into the back of the net.

Neither side really pressed forward following the equalising goal and it made for a dull final half-hour and the game moved into extra-time.

Extra-time was also a rather boring affair as both teams looked exhausted, but one man had enough energy to right his name in the headlines when Phala scored the winning goal in the 104th minute.

Substitute Terrance Mandaza put Phala behind the Chiefs defence with a great through-ball. Phala though, still had plenty of work to do as he drove towards goal from about 40 yards out and as he made his way into the box, Bartman came off his line and the Stars man powered the ball past him to win the match.

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Previous comments on this story...

Thiambi
posted: 06:14 pm
chiefs must change their kit if they want to do well this season... macufe champions kwaks : Shame poor mugabe FC ...Rice Cowsie Rice
Anonymous
posted: 06:14 pm
Shaba and Khune's wings are growing bigger for them. Its clear Shaba doesnt like Katsande. Player division looms.
Anonymous
posted: 06:15 pm
I'm worried with this loss.its going make our players to be complacent thinking the road ahead is easy!
But this Zebra team is a disgrace to its fans.they don't have the nerve of steel,their fighting spirit is almost non-existent.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 06:15 pm
All PSL Mfene
Anonymous
posted: 06:18 pm
Brown envelop fc, Gqubule fc, Zebra force akuxosha uVv wont help. Get rid of those overrated cows of yours nizoba mnandi.
xakekile.com
posted: 06:18 pm
mhh Abaka nokuthula no xoli!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:18 pm
as long VV is still our coach we'll not win anything. Wats happening with JD? He decides 2 field dimotivated Nale & Lebese. Our coach has ego.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 06:21 pm
So VV is now the worst coach?
Anonymous
posted: 06:22 pm
we warned them n said we r drunk so who is drunk nw? Khambani niyofa zinja ndini! Once a pirates always a champion
Anonymous
posted: 06:22 pm
Thibos

True, the man has over stayed his welcome. He attack players left right and centre. Is Motaung so Broke that he can't even buy this Vick Vaporub out of his contract?

I think pirates(note for the 1st tym I spelled the name correct..lol) stand a very good chance of winning this cup, after yesterday's performance. The only team that can stop them is SS united if they qualify.

To VV - How can you replace a defender with a defender when the team is 1-0 down?
I so Ace was against it but VV(coz he thinks with his bolls) did it anyways. He now killed the confidence of the young Lauwer. He won't select him for the next game until injuries/suspensions
Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
Y u people so suprise abt today result, last nyt was a shocker, today waz a obvious result. Chivs is poorer, vv is a gud coach if u luk at de poorer squad he had to work with, who de hell are majoro, katsande, sweswe, jambo, parker. Dose players won't make it at plat stars. So vv is de best coach in de psl and chivs fans are the dumiest in de psl
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 06:25 pm
Bucs wil win this one 4 the fun of it
4 TERRY
posted: 06:25 pm
the editor forgets to say ngqobo calmly convrted a clear offside goal ,bunch of worthless losers...seems like its going to be a trophie less season for zebra and another historic one for the mighty bucs. I bet Sangweni is happy he ddnt sign for those zebras.
Anonymous
posted: 06:25 pm
I which we cn meet this platinum so we cn show LEZINJA on hw 2 beat a smaller team
Anonymous
posted: 06:26 pm
mrs Koek! I was hurt ukukubona ugijima like a headless chicken uthi uhambisa thee Brown E... Bowenzani? Bowuyaphi?
Anonymous
posted: 06:26 pm
Xenophobia at Chiefs
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
This is typical of this retarded cheaters fc hooligans,,,,when this one ball(lerete)coach wins he is the best thing since sliced bread but when they get the better of this average team he must go,,,,hantle wat do u want lona lousy noisy morons?hmm,,,Nxa le ska tlo tefa lana nena mafenku ndini!

Eish SA wil be quite n a lovely country to live in afta the Big Sized mouths were shut by Dikwena tsa ko Rusty Dusty,but am afraid Mash-donga want take this one lying down hence all happy people shud be careful n aware of Home Manufactured electricity frm the North direction.

Tsipaaa until this cheating hooligans stop bribing thier way to evry cup in SA.

Ichuuuu dikwena le papa Motlokoa leya nthungela ichuuuuuu.
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
Ag maan,its not fair,even when referees try to ba zamela,as they score with an off-side.
Platinum really deserved this win,they played better than this Zebras.
Tza
posted: 06:28 pm
thank u dikwena, we cn nw hv peaceful slips for d whole season. Up The Bucs!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 pm
The only thing they r good at, is 2 talk shi......t abt the The galaxy of stars! Futsek zebras, masendenu man!!
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