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Kaizer Chiefs win Nedbank Cup Final against SuperSport United

Posted: 25 May 2013 Time: 13:48

The 90 minutes were nothing to write home about, but extra-time was a different ball-game as Kaizer Chiefs beat SuperSport United 1-0 to win the Nedbank Cup on Saturday at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The full house was treated to a feisty start of the 2013 Final as tackles were flying in all over the place, resulting in Bevan Fransman being booked in the 11th minute for a foul on Siphiwe Tshabalala.

From the resultant set-piece, ‘Shabba’ put the ball in the box and Fransman, in turn, headed to safety.

The Tshwane side had a half-chance in the 20th minute after Franklin Cale took a free-kick from the right and Kermit Erasmus flicked it over with a header, but Itumeleng Khune was alert and easily collected.

In the 32nd minute George Lebese was booked for a foul on Sibusiso Zuma and Cale’s free-kick was headed over the bar by Edwin Gyimah, who was having a solid game in defence.

However, the best chance of the half came in the 39th minute, and George Maluleka should have done better. The midfielder played a one-two with Erasmus and beat two defenders, but then shot over the bar from inside the box.

So, at the break, Amakhosi and Matsatsantsa were deadlocked.

After the interval, both teams started off playing a more open game, but for ten agonising minutes there were no real chances on either side until Erasmus tried to force his way while being closed down by two Chiefs defenders in the 55th minute. The nippy striker managed to shoot, but his attempt went wide.

Two minutes later Mulomowandau Mathoho was booked for a foul and Erasmus’ free-kick was curled over.

In the 65th minute, a seemingly relaxed Gyimah was dispossessed by Lebese, who didn’t waste much time as he laid the ball on for Parker in attack, but the latter’s shot was brilliantly saved by Williams for a corner.

 Four minutes later and Maluleka appeared to be shoved by Chiefs defenders in the box and ended up on the ground, but referee Zolile Mthetho booked the former Ajax Cape Town man for diving.

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt decided he had seen enough and took off Maluleka who was immediately replaced by Ashley Hartog. Chiefs responded with their own substitute in the 73rd when Siyabonga Nkosi replaced Lebese.

With six minutes of regulation time remaining, Katsande tried his luck to break the deadlock with an ambitious strike from 20-yards out but his attempt was slightly over.

There was a penalty shout at the death after Fransman appeared to block Mathoho’s shot with his hands, but the referee waved play on to end the match deadlocked and so it went to extra-time.

The next 30 minutes were a different ball-game.

It took barely four minutes for Chiefs to get the first goal of the match, with Bernard Parker finishing superbly at the right corner to send the Amakhosi fans into a frenzy.

After the first half of extra-time, Sthembiso Ngcobo, who replaced Lehlohonolo Majoro, could have finished it off as a contest, but he dragged his shot wide with Williams to beat.

With three minutes to go, Tshabalala combined with Letsholonyane but Shabba’s shot was blocked by Gyimah for a corner. The Ghanaian was named Man of the Match for his efforts.

However, Chiefs had done enough and as the final whistle blew they celebrated in style as they completed a League and Cup double.

Previous comments on this story...

LOL
posted: 09:15 am
Tower vs Masha Those r my lovely twins at the back.i feel at ease whnever chiefs play.i noted most goals wer netted to our own goalpost tru counter attacks bcos our defense,especialy RB nd LB are very mobile.However,i gve thumbs up to the two.Mathoho is gud,bt to me not gud as Masha.Mathoho makes silly mistakes at tyms..bt Masha 4 me in his day strikers dnt dare challenge him lyk we often see thm challenging Tower.Masha makes any defender fit in very well alongsyd him.
Shabba is the best!
posted: 09:39 am
Chiefs players left me breathless, those guys are real soldiers. As for Siyabonga Nkosi, Maaaaaan the guy is talented jealous down.
Shabba is the best!
posted: 09:50 am
Some people should stop talking about soccer because they don't know it and they don't watch PSL games, all they do is talk talk talk and talk.

Some are saying Katsande, Gaxa and Lebese should be offloaded because they are cows. Those bloggers are so foolish and I'm so ashamed to blog with such empty headed individuals who have no clue about soccer.
new khosi on da block
posted: 11:17 am
I agree wit u khosis, we cnt offload katsande wen he s at his best lyk ths, we wondered hu wud fit in nengomashe s position wen he lft so ths is a perfect replacement so I don't thnk sum of us here hv been watchin da games.
Sir Dafuncky RTG
posted: 11:49 am
Shabba is the best! posted:
Some people should stop talking about soccer because they don't know it and they don't watch PSL games, all they do is talk talk
talk and talk. Some are saying Katsande, Gaxa and Lebese
should be offloaded because they are cows. Those bloggers are so foolish and I'm so ashamed to blog with such empty headed
individuals who have no clue about soccer.
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true tht Khosi, i been watchin frm the stands nd yoh its so disturbin to read thru those childish comments
Touch ace
posted: 11:58 am
even though Chiefs have managed to win the double i am still not convinced by baxter system of playing two left footed players at the same time.we don"t create any scoring opportunity when Simphiwe is playing on the right hand side and Lebese performance is getting worse every game he is the weakest link in the Chiefs line up. Mr Baxter next season can u please bench Lebese and play Masango on the right flank and take shabba back to his normal position(left flank) because thats where he is so effective.we are not getting anything positive from lebese this boy he is so ineffective every game he starts
Wow!!!Chiefs!!!
posted: 10:26 pm
Hey wena Mvelase , i will give u a free clearance card to go and support iRugby if you believe Salt & Vinegar Katsande should be fired or sold . Awulazi ibhola my man . Katsande was apillar of strength in our team . U are like those that say Nkatha must must go . Nkatha may not be scoring many goals but i like him , he gives defenders hard time . For me only Lebese must be given free transfer ,ufile man . Useless player . Lebese has been with Chiefs for 7 years now , when is he going to improve ? Poor boy is not a Chiefs material klaar
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