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Kaizer Chiefs win Carling Black Label Cup

Posted: 27 July 2013 Time: 17:35

Kaizer Chiefs have for the first time won the Carling Black Label Cup, on their third try, beating their archrivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

The goal was scored by Lehlohonolo Majoro in the first-half.

From the first whistle, Pirates took the match to Chiefs at a packed Soccer City Stadium, and as early as the third minute, Happy Jele combined with Tlou Segolela, but the former’s shot was well off target.

A minute later, Tsepo Masilela was dispossessed in Pirates’ half and Segolela was on his way down the right wing. Masilela caught up, but fell down trying to make a tackle, giving Segolela more space to attack. ‘Gautrain’s’ cross was disappointing though as Itumeleng Khune made an easy save.

Ezimnyama Ngenkani had their first corner in the sixth minute with Sifiso Myeni taking the set-piece to the far post, but Lucky Lekgwathi could not make a full connection with his header and his effort went over the bar.

The Phefeni Glamour Boys eventually managed an attack of their own in the ninth minute, with Siphiwe Tshabalala chipping the ball into Pirates’ box. Instead of opting for safety Rooi Mahamutsa chest-trapped the ball, but lost control and it fell kindly to George Lebese. The left footed winger found it difficult to control with his right and the Buccaneers regrouped to clear the danger.

Chiefs were back on the attack in the 13th minute. Bernard Parker was brought down by Jele outside the box but his free-kick was over the bar.

At the other end, Khune made a rare distribution error in the 23rd minute and the ball fell to Myeni, who rushed his shot and failed to hit the target.

Eight minutes later, Segolela put in an inviting cross from the left but none of his teammates were there to finish.

Chiefs could have taken the lead in the 36th minute, but Tefu Mashamaite’s powerful header from a cross by Tshabalala was cleared off the line by Andile Jali.

There was no denying Chiefs, however, when four minutes later Lebese did superbly to evade Jele and set up a fine cross for Parker, whose header came off the bar and fell to Majoro, who needed no second invitation as he fired home to put Chiefs 1-0 up.

Collins Mbesuma almost got Bucs on level terms with three minutes of the half remaining after breaking free from Chiefs’ defenders, but Reneilwe Letsholonyane made a timely block to deny the Zambian international.

So off it went to the break with Amakhosi in the lead.

The second stanza was a tactical affair, with both sides playing cautiously. After the 50th minute mark, the fans made their call as each side made a substitution.

Pirates winger Myeni was replaced by Daine Klate, while the Chiefs faithful opted to take off the goalscorer Majoro, who made way for Knowledge Musona.

At this point chances were few and far between, so it came as no surprise when in the 58th minute Bucs coach Roger de Sa threw caution to the wind with a double substitution.

New boys Kermit Erasmus and Lennox Bacela came on for Ndumiso Mabena and Mbesuma, respectively.

Chiefs had a chance in the 69th minute, but Musona slipped in at the far post and, although he still managed to have a crack at goal, after receiving a cross from Siboniso Gaxa, his attempt was way over the bar.

Willard Katsande, who had come on for Josta Dladla, was lucky to escape a sending off in the 76th minute. The tough tackling Zimbabwean was already sitting on a yellow card when he fouled Erasmus, but Victor Gomes just gave him a talking to.

With eight minutes of regulation time remaining, Chiefs caught Pirates on the counter attack. Musona beat his man in the box and laid it on for Lebese, but the latter did not react quick enough and Pirates recovered.

At the death, Erasmus had a great shot saved by ‘Spiderkid’ and, despite the referee adding seven minutes of injury time, Pirates could not find the equaliser.

So 1-0 to Amakhosi it ended at the FNB Stadium.

Pirates starting XI: Meyiwa – Jele, Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Matlaba (Phungwayo 83) – Myeni (Klate 52), Jali (Ntshumayelo 85), Manyisa, Segolela (Thwala 66) – Mbesuma (Bacela 57), Mabena

Chiefs starting XI: Khune – Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Masilela – Dladla (Katsande 55), Letsholonyane (Gould 86), Lebese, Tshabalala – Majoro (Musona 52), Parker

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:23 pm
The chef seem 2 know what he is doing and even my stubborn head admits he is good. His system of integrating mzantsi and modern football seem 2 work very well & it is still going create trouble 4 other teams. Remember last season was only his 1st in mzantsi & look what he has achieved , and if u know football the way i do u will agree with me when i say we are still going 2 see the best of amakhosi. What we saw and enjoyed last season was only a shadow of what is yet 2 comes. 2 golden fingers up... plz khosi nation welcome me, I'm new in this
Return weKhosi
posted: 10:41 pm
"Musona beat his man in the box " i like it for lekcowti
Lase ka Limba
posted: 05:46 am
Oh what a good display of wining combination,Lebese skillfuly living the bucs player for dead,telling cross that found Sir Parker who out smarted $ outjumped bucs defenders,only to be outdone the posts with bucs keeper nowhere to be found,an alert Major tellepathic with his teamates finished by banging the net with 90% of the soccer loving masses celebrating a well taken goal!!!! FastFoward off the pitch 10% fan cry $ complain as if made any effort to uotscore the Glamour Boys
posted: 07:59 am
What a off-side goal.
posted: 08:00 am
I told you Musona is rusty.
posted: 08:21 am
My twelve year old son asked me : "Why most of the time BAD REFERRING DECISIONS favour Chiefs- whether they play big or small teams?" Unfortunately I couldn't answer him
Tico MP
posted: 08:36 am
simakhosi 4 life
posted: 09:16 am
congratulation chiefs for scoring an off side ball lets just hope that the refs won't do that again because even if a rebound is not an off side there is an exception that if the player was in an off side position before the ball kicked then he is off side
posted: 09:44 am
what else can one expect from Pie Rats supporters like sh (p)antylino? Offside goal,offside goal,offside goal,offside goal,offside goal,offside goal,offside goal,offside goal.wat more can we say?if i was a zebra i wudb ashamed.by hey congrats guys u dnt deserve this...im out(of your mind as usual)!
posted: 10:04 am
I know that pirate fans will never say well done to chiefs they will always complain about everything, come guys we beat u not with penalties but 90min
posted: 10:09 am
Yes! Its was an offised goal, but Zebras played well.
posted: 10:25 am
This tournament is a bore.....can any1 explain y the scraped the telkom charity cup...i bliv kaizer anf khoza r making lots of money from this boring tournament....pathetic and selfish
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