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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...

Anonymous
posted: 06:30 pm
Ziwa mo, another big team by the name of Zebra is down, another black team will be going down in the second round, watch the space!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:30 pm
I think its de right time for VV to make his exit from Naturena.He failed to win de league now he fails to defend TKO,its very clear he wont win de legue again.So why is he staying?
Anonymous
posted: 06:31 pm
Bad day for Nike Football. Yesterday, my team was beaten by their former drunkard player and today Chimps were beaten by their former pimpled player.
LTKZ #22
posted: 06:37 pm
This is gonna be a bad week for some of us.Zebras will be in a foul mood this week.

pathetic team
Anonymous
posted: 06:40 pm
Noma singaphuma kwi next round. The fact is chimps Failed to defend their useless cup. Now we are forced to win it ukuthi lingaphumi eSoweto. Nxaaa jou moer skond.
law42452
posted: 06:41 pm
Sundowns out, Chiefs out, damn this looks gud for MaBhakaniya.
Anonymous
posted: 06:43 pm
Fhatu:2011-10-23 18:31

Bad day for Nike Football. Yesterday, my team was beaten by their former drunkard player and today Chimps were beaten by their former pimpled player
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nyc one, you cracked me up. Thuso Phala likes scoring against us, I'm sure he's gonna celebrate at ZAR..lol
And Did u see that celebration by Lerato yesterday?
Anonymous
posted: 06:48 pm
@ Maphuthi, lol. I think those nike jackets are too heavy ask Man UTD.
Anonymous
posted: 06:52 pm
Poor zebras!! Sory chip. I want 2 b a zimba chips
Anonymous
posted: 06:53 pm
Who was that guy who disturbed Jessica with a phone call & ended up annoying the whole team to stop playing!
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 06:53 pm
Eish I wud hve luvd 2 c chiefs progressing in dis tournament so dat my beautiful birds cud hve a chance 2 pay revenge soon. Bt at least we hve pirates dat we cn gve a hiding on da 2nd of november @ orlando n also on dis Telkom KO competition on our road 2 glory. Pirates, da 2nd is jst around da corner so start preparing 4 da big game. Swallws wl prepare 4 dat gme at da expense of Ajax on da 28th. Dnt envy me, envy da Birds
Anonymous
posted: 06:56 pm
macufe cup kings.
Anonymous
posted: 06:58 pm
Shame poor zebra,difending champz were knockout in last 16 shame,majoro is a COW.BUCS BY NATURE
Anonymous
posted: 07:01 pm
I wish bucs to meet Ajax in the second round, we shall see from there going forward!
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 07:02 pm
Eish I wud hve luvd 2 c chiefs progressing in dis tournament so dat my beautiful birds cud hve a chance 2 pay revenge soon. Bt at least we hve pirates dat we cn gve a hiding on da 2nd of november @ orlando n also on dis Telkom KO competition on our road 2 glory. Pirates, da 2nd is jst around da corner so start preparing 4 da big game. Swallws wl prepare 4 dat gme at da expense of Ajax on da 28th. Dnt envy me, envy da Birds
Anonymous
posted: 07:03 pm
@Totalfootball I think uJes bekakhuluma noKaizer Snr. He was telling her ukuthi ayikho imali ye Bribe. Jes had to convince him with no luck.
Anonymous
posted: 07:03 pm
We warned this loud mouth strech marks tht they will loose,do they ever listen NO but they r gud at insultung us forgeting tht their team it the most avearage of them all.

Much Sithole,Gqubule n Hlungwane try as much as they can this cheaters fc will win NADA until the test of time.

Nna am not suprised cos i knew tht Chubaba fc will loose cos they refused to buy tht warn out Chubaba daddy even the cheapest night/sunscream frm the PnP no name brands.

Tsipaaaa,,,,ichuuuuuuu wanthungela papa Motlokoa le Dikwena tsa ko Rusty!!

Hahahahaha,,,,,kekekekekek
Baross
posted: 07:12 pm
It seems that all the weekend results have gone according to the script. There are no surprises, its a pity I did not bet anywhere as all these results were easy to predict. Any better teams than the ones left in the competition?
coach2coach
posted: 07:15 pm
Rise khosi rise, where.Sundowns out, Magoshakazi out so its obvious where TKO is goinG. heard majoro, tshabalala they are the one who teach players how jive
Anonymous
posted: 07:20 pm
piecity fans r full of themself, it is not over. the lig is going to chifs cos they dont play for nedbank
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