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Kaizer Chiefs hammer Black Leopards in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 31 March 2012 Time: 22:12

Kaizer Chiefs booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup with a resounding 4-0 win over Black Leopards at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night.

Lehlohonolo Majoro scored all four of his side’s goals: netting a 16-minute hat-trick in the first half before completing his quadruple with another strike in the early stages of the second stanza.

The Amakhosi join Free State Stars, AmaZulu, Santos, Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United in Monday’s quarterfinal draw. The final two slots will be decided in Sunday’s games between Jomo Cosmos and Platinum Stars, as well as United FC and SuperSport United.

Amakhosi opened the scoring on nine minutes, as Siphiwe Tshabalala picked up the ball in midfield before playing a great reverse pass to put Lehlohonolo Majoro in on goal – the striker coolly finished with a low left-footed finish.

Three minutes later it was 2-0, as Tshabalala again assisted for Majoro to score, playing in a square pass from the left of the penalty area that the former AmaZulu player poked home from close range.

Tshabalala played a role in Majoro’s hat-trick goal on 16 minutes, playing in a wicked in-swinging free kick that was flicked-on by Lincoln Zvasiya, half-stopped by goalkeeper Azwindini Maphaha and finally tucked home on the rebound by Majoro.

The 25-year-old striker’s treble was one of the fastest hat-tricks in South African football history and the first by a Chiefs player since his teammate Kaizer Motaung Jr scored three in a 4-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in a league game in March 2007.

After establishing a 3-0 lead so early on, Amakhosi took their foot off the pedal somewhat, though Leopards created only one clear chance: striker David Zulu dribbled his way through the Chiefs backline in injury time at the end of the first half, but he was unable to beat goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.

Majoro put the game beyond doubt with his fourth goal in the seventh minute of the second half, running onto a pass from Bernard Parker before shooting over Maphaha. The striker was substituted to a huge round of applause three minutes later, with Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic seemingly showing mercy on Leopards with the change.

Both sides had chances in the remainder of the game but no further goals were scored. Leopards will have a big task on their hands to try and regain their confidence ahead of the teams’ rematch in a league encounter on Tuesday evening.

Leopards: Maphaha; Dzaga, Khoza, Mabusela, Tshabalala, Bobe, Monama, Duiker (Banda 42’), Madimba (Sibeko 58’), Zulu, Ramagalela (Obaje 72’)

Chiefs: Bartman; Tau, Isaacs, Zvasiya, Jambo, Nale (Lebese 67’), Baloyi (Masango 83’), Katsande, Tshabalala, Majoro (Ngcobo 55’), Parker

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
Joro joro mdabuli ma-net
Anonymous
posted: 10:48 pm
Shame...bucs we cant join u.
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
Kumnadi we knocked temporaly Black Leapards fans we will reapet on Tue nite in the Lig match. I real love and enjoy this.Basazokhala omakhala njalo.Amakhosi for life. We have best coach eMzansi. Not just hire caretaker garden boy from the bush and make him coach. Amakakaniya madoda
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 10:51 pm
Formula = Major + Salt and Vinegar + Shabba

= 'BOOOOOOOM'

Well done guys you played like true champs. Forget about the negative minded individuals. They've been having a defender as a leading goal scorer for the past three seasons and they gon tell us about "Waist of goals"?

Naaaah........Rather they shut the fcuk up.
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 pm
Goad goals by majoro tuesday another four thanks god
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 pm
Latest news!al bucs players want 2 join kc.
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 pm
Muti & grass united won today there's somuch noise in this forum
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
Phezu Majoro and rub your 4ballz on their faces because they like them.
Anonymous
posted: 10:59 pm
Mr knw it al,u r stupid of couse u wnt join us (bucs) to be among winners of da cup. Fool
Anonymous
posted: 11:03 pm
orlando-leopards has lost & mzansi is quite.gud-9t bucs.
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
Well done Mr Balz, keep it up... Our league is in a dire need of regular scorers & you've been banging dem goals in lately... Keep it up!

PS: cHIVs will be knocked out in da next round though, dnt say I didn't say it...

Bucs I remain...
Anonymous
posted: 11:06 pm
Congratulations MaZebra u just won the Nedbank cup,if not I dont think u can celebrate that much whereas u know u still have Sundowns far better than u dreaming the same dream,whenever mentioning Bucs remember that team has two cups already
Anonymous
posted: 11:06 pm
Thanx Bucs sorry maan I mean 2 say Khosi.The others now r eating a humble pie,they thought we would lose but we disappointed them.So "Bhaka-leopards".Nizoswaba.
Anonymous
posted: 11:10 pm
What a waste of goals come midweek the score will be 0-0,Majoro wasted his "balz",sweyts so u say if it was mabena who scored 4goals he would hv ran out of de stadium nd never come back.U R A FOOL OF NO DESCRIPTION,UP THE BUCS SHOW
Anonymous
posted: 11:14 pm
i c many ppl r bitter n angry here n dy tryng to consolidate themselves...shame. Vv thanks for droppn masango, lebese n tinashe salt n viniger is an engine n wins evrything. Big ups to majoro chief creator(shabba) n ofcourse ever hardwrkn parker.
Anonymous
posted: 11:25 pm
Majoro is yet to do wonders in Mzansi foot ball, he's Musona number 2.no one frm pie-rats can do what he did even Benny Mac-owthy.
Anonymous
posted: 11:57 pm
Dimpsa tse
Anonymous
posted: 12:03 am
Well done Makhosi Amahle I am proud of you! Rise Khosi Rise!
Anonymous
posted: 12:09 am
@Zebra shwem 2 cups after 10yrz you should be ashame even to mentioned it kwaaaakwaaaakwaaaakwaaaa my daughter was 6 at that time now she is 16 "lol
Anonymous
posted: 01:07 am
Nommy don't expose you lack of soccer knowledge to us. Chiefs won a cup every year including last. Bucs took ten years to win a cup not Chiefs.
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