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Free State Stars beat Kaizer Chiefs in Nedbank Cup

Posted: 14 April 2012 Time: 22:14

Kaizer Chiefs' post Vladimir Vermezovic era began in defeat on Saturday night as they were dumped out of the Nedbank Cup by Free State Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Ea Lla Koto, who claimed the scalp of Orlando Pirates in the previous round, put paid to the hopes of another Soweto giant with a 1-0 win thanks to Dove Wome’s second half header and move into the semifinals.

After a quiet start the first chance arrived on 25 minutes, as Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande pushed forward into the penalty area and got away a low shot that forced Stars goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene into a comfortable save low to his left.

Five minutes later it was Ea Lla Koto’s turn to threaten in attack, as a snap shot from striker Edward Manqele deflected off Jimmy Jambo toward the bottom corner of the net, but Arthur Bartman did well to turn the ball away for a corner kick.

Ten minutes before the interval Mweene was called into action, making a good reaction stop to keep out a Sthembiso Ngcobo header after the lanky striker had beaten his marker to Jimmy Tau’s teasing cross from the right flank.

In the 42nd minute Stars defender Ayanda Gcaba had probably the best chance of the half, getting a free header from Mpho Makola’s fine cross, but he only succeeded in putting his effort high over the target.

Seven minutes after the break Ngcobo should have put Chiefs ahead, running onto a pass from Siphiwe Tshabalala to be faced with only Mweene to beat, but the striker was unable to beat his former Stars teammate.

A short while later the hosts were unjustly denied a penalty: Ngcobo was fouled just inside the 18-yard area but referee Charl Theron inexplicably awarded a free kick to Chiefs just outside the box. Tshabalala very nearly scored from the set piece, sending a shot just over the crossbar, but he should have been going for goal from the spot.

Just before the hour mark Mzikayise Mashaba skinned Tau to be faced with a sight of goal, albeit from a tight angle, and he forced Bartman into an excellent save with his legs. Just a minute later Stars finally broke the deadlock, with Dove Wome getting onto the end of a fine cross from Gcaba to head home from close range.

The Amakhosi struggled to create chances to bring themselves level, though on 76 minutes Tshabalala latched onto a loose ball in the Stars penalty area and lashed a fierce shot just wide of goal – Mweene wouldn’t have had a chance if the shot was on target.

Chiefs: Bartman; Tau (Motaung Jnr 83’), Zvasiya, Mashamaite, Jambo, Nale (Dladla 63’), Katsande (Yende 75’), Nengomasha, Tshabalala, Majoro, Ngcobo

Stars: Mweene; Makola, Sadate, Mhamha, Gcaba, Mashaba, Wiltwer, Masehe, Mashego, Wome (Coetzee 74’), Manqele (Sekgobela 90+2’)

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
No trophy this season and for the next coming 10 years. Abashweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
Halaaaaaaala Free State , I love u, no matter wt zebras no cup this season sooooooryyyyyyyy, beat sundowns maybe we will give u 1 cup (Nothing Cup), zip u r OUT. Bucs 4 sure, proudly Bhakhaniya
deBuc
posted: 10:46 pm
Rise kwae Rise!! Ha ba qhanyelwe dintja tsee
Fela
posted: 10:47 pm
With this kind of performance Khosi come the end of the league will you even qualify for the top 8?

I agree VV would have won this game. Mr probability now should know that soccer is not a playstation as you do on supersport 4 criticising other coaches and referees with a remote in your hand.
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
THIS IS A FAMILY BUSINESS THE CHAIRMAN IS OUR FATHER TO THOSE WHO WISH ME AWAY LET THEM KNOW I WAS NOT VOTED BY THE ANC OR THE IFP
Loction
posted: 10:47 pm
Who was the coach tonite? the boys2 men.
The Ghost
posted: 10:49 pm
Someone said Chiembabwe FC now that is hilarious gents - really.
deBuc
posted: 10:49 pm
VV is laughing his lungs out! We gonna send these FOOLS to go n beat dose chokers from de capital. Up de Bucs until chips win a treble in a row
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
CHIEFS SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OVER THEY CAN START VOTING FOR THE CARLING CUP NO COACH IS NEEDED THERE
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
Chivs is ordinary and it not funny. Wit al de support their getting from all dose retards it a shame. Gucciman beno Feelo should led ukhukhulela ngoqo westeleka obheke emahhovisi e-IFP bacenge umntwana wakwaphindangene athenge leliqembu.

De game was dull and abia nale will never be de same after he lost 250 litres of tears during VV era. Sthembiso Ngcobo look like a lost hobbo and I'm sure usazichamela lohobbo uma elele.

De bench is more lyk isgqiki sey'wula. As for bobby, he is a pork giant russian

Katsande is getting uglier by de seconds
Inkomo
posted: 10:52 pm
hambani niyolala zidakwa zePirates niyeke indaba zabantu.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 10:52 pm
hahahahhahahahhahahhhahahhahahah,kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaakwaaaaaaaaakwaaaaaaaaaa,lol

The morons were bankin the Nedbank cup lmao,kikikikikikkikikikii
Inkomo
posted: 10:52 pm
goood game , planning for 2014.
magebhula1937
posted: 10:52 pm
"We can still win a double". Kuphi khona? Shapaa Stars Shapaa. Thina sasenzeni? We are both out of Nedbank Cup now but at least we have 2 trophies in our cabinet.Happy to be a buccaneer
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 pm
I don't thinck the chiefs couchs had a plan all they did was play all the players that VV was fired for not playing. Hau cha u cheche leave the league and cup to the big teams, chiefs must focus on a top eight finish. Yelo for ever and ever amen
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 pm
Are you still alive Zebras?Now,this is your biggest challenge,when we lost to FSS we thrashed them the following week.Will you do that?
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 pm
Tonight Chimps were very average and you could see that Khuse and Khumalo are quickly trying to change the system which VV has being using.
Wrong move,you don't change players from what they were doing all their lives so suddenly otherwise you will be bound to completely fail.
An engine can be overhaul overnite and not human beings.bo DK must learn better otherwise they won't even make the top 8!
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 pm
Congratulations to FS Stars ......deserves to be in the semifinals. Anybody who still think we've got enough quality in our team ?
Kgadima
posted: 10:53 pm
I have said countless times that we will not win anything until we sort out the mess in our central defence. The only useful one is Sweswe. None of Svasiya,Mashamaite nor Isaacs can head the ball & they should all be let go.
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
Dr and Ace are going backwards if they still playing Yende, the guy is useless. Chiefs players cant even put 5 passes 2geda. Stop dis nonsense of 2days bcoz Ace has bin with the team for mo dan 2 seasons so he knows all dis players. No cup for Chiefs
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