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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...

posted: 02:25 am
Well play amakhosi
posted: 02:25 am
Point of correction,please have your facts first before commenting.
It took Pirates 7 years to win a cup.Remember Pirates won a league title in 2003 under Roy Barreto.Be warned your team is also heading towards the same direction when last did you win the league?Lastly congratulations on winning the Nedbank Cup by beating Pirates by 4-0
posted: 02:31 am
1996/97 - Manning Rangers
1997/98 - Mamelodi Sundowns
1998/99 - Mamelodi Sundowns
1999/00 - Mamelodi Sundowns
2000/01 - Orlando Pirates
2001/02 - Santos
2002/03 - Orlando Pirates
2003/04 - Kaizer Chiefs
2004/05 - Kaizer Chiefs
2005/06 - Mamelodi Sundowns
2006/07 - Mamelodi Sundowns
2007/08 - SuperSport United
2008/09 - SuperSport United
2009/10 - SuperSport United
2010/11 - Orlando Pirates
Is this 10 years???????????????????
posted: 04:09 am
Nyc play khosi hope dis goals whr scored playng on a lig bt wel dan. Rise khosi rice dis is d spirit of lv n peace.
posted: 05:47 am
Krol takes over as pirates coach with immediate effect
posted: 05:55 am
I heared the newws Chiefs killed BLeopards by four shots. They are two suspects in this massarca.That are Majoro and Tshabalala.
According to the witnesses (old man Bugs and Dunusa) said "we were preparing to sleep when heared a big scream and shouting of loud voices. Help, Help!. Crying badly I couldn't do anything as you see that I'm to old. 1937 that nt easy. I called my nearbuogh Dunusa, and he said he couldn't come from his hiding places he also afraid". Police are still investigating a case of murder with the of Bugs and Dunusa (eyewitnesses)
posted: 06:09 am
its eye open 2 lgin here it shw hw sum ppl r so stpid n hw sm r cleva damn thats reality of lyf thnx kickoff
posted: 06:17 am
majoro majoro majoro majorooooo!!!!!! Shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
posted: 06:19 am
just wanna say sorry to all Orlando Leopards fans,we know u didnt sleep well,till nxt time.
posted: 06:42 am
Rats nd sunflp fols said we stand no chance b4 thr game majoro prvd dam wrng nd we wil brk thr hrts wn we take ndbnk nd thr lig under thr nose bt vv should go dr nd ace mst b in charge nxt seasn
posted: 07:03 am
Go Big Mfana we all that you got ball wena makes us proud man. shaya shaya shaya
posted: 07:20 am
Zebras took 10 years without league trophy and media never mentioned this. I've started counting and already the're running 5 yrs without league title. It is because they waste goals in games where 1 goal is enough. Keep on putting da goals in da dustbin sister majoro! Midweek u wil wonder where the goal went, 4getin dat u drop dem in da bin. Once and always since 1937! Up the Bucs!
posted: 07:27 am
Dankie majoro 4 scored 4 balz last nite!! Vermezovic ishlama skamqeqeshi i wonder why never give Amuid a match izolo
posted: 07:36 am
bucselona is really an idiot
posted: 07:38 am
Well said my brother as we speak they are sitting on 8 years without a league trophy and the media doesn't mention it.Once & always since 1937.
posted: 07:44 am
I have said this before,when a person's mind stops functioning properly he reverts to vulgar,swearing at people calling them names or calling them idiots.Remember, we are all idiots but our level of idiotism is not the same.Let us discuss soccer and stop displaying our shebeen upbringing.Bucs forever.
posted: 07:48 am
Welldone Amakhosi,good game but we still lack killer instinct,we should have buried Leopards but no we didn't .
posted: 07:51 am
Pls VV dont temper wth de winning TEAM. As 4 Major keep on Rising as we say Rise Khosi Rise!
posted: 07:52 am
It was Mr. Balls day yesterday I see. Come wednesday, He'll miss claer chances and the goals he scored today will mean nothing. Phezule ngeTreble champs phantsi ngeSingle Zebras. Who is going to win the Treble this season? UP THE BUCS!!!
posted: 07:53 am
Its good to see that when we win the game we celebrate win Pierats and if loose again they also follow us. Which means they can't shut the odour stinking mouths.Khosi for life
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