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Kaizer Chiefs are the Telkom Knockout Cup champions

Posted: 4 December 2010 Time: 22:14

Sthembiso Ngcobo was the hero as Kaizer Chiefs hammered Orlando Pirates 3-0 to win the Telkom Knockout on Saturday night at the FNB Stadium.

The former Free State Stars marksman warned sent an early warning to the jittery Pirates defence. It was as early as the second minute when Ngcobo broke free wide on the right and crossed and Bucs' sloppy defence allowed Josta Dladla space in the box to shoot, but his mistimed attempt went past the upright.

However, in the 11th minute Ngcobo was back in the picture and this time Bucs' defence was punished.

Moeneeb Josephs received a sloppy back pass from Robyn Johannes and dilly-dallied before trying to clear while slipping and the ball fell to Ngcobo on the edge of the box and the latter drew first blood with a low shot to put Amakhosi 1-0 ahead.

The error prone Bucs defence again almost gifted Amakhosi a second in the 27th minute, when Rooi Mahamutsa attempted to dribble in the box and lost possession, but Chiefs couldn't capitalize. To compound Pirates' woes Mahamutsa was booked for a foul on Knowledge Musona in Chiefs' own half, which infuriated the Bucs fans.

There was some hope for Bucs, though, when Happy Jele's powerful header appeared to beat Itumeleng Khune in the 38th minute, but ‘Spiderkid' produced an acrobatic save to deny Pirates. Josta Dladla, who was instrumental for Chiefs, showed he could match Jele's header on the stroke of halftime, but he too saw his attempt hit the roof of the net ending the first half 1-0 to Chiefs.

Siphiwe Tshabalala picked up where Chiefs left off when his shot in the 50th minute, from the left, was blocked by Jele for a corner.

Krol then gave in to Bucs fans' call for substitutions when he brought in Katlego Mashego in the 56th minute for an ineffectual Ezenwa Otorogu, who was up against the brilliant Chiefs defence, manned by Valery Nahayo, who was excellent and four minutes later Tlou Segolela entered the fray and Andile Jali was out.

Unsurprisingly, the Amakhosi fans were delighted with Krol's decision, perhaps a hint Krol had made the wrong move.

In the 64th minute Ngcobo justified his team's supporters mocking of Krol when his header beat Josephs from a Punch Masenamela cross and there was no way back for the Buccaneers.

Siphiwe Tshabalala hammered the final nail into Bucs' coffin smashing a shot from the left and the 91 727 fans, mostly draped in Chiefs colours, were up on their feet as they saluted their team's emphatic win.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:17 pm
bolaya khosi ha ba shwe!!
posted: 10:19 pm
Thanx khozi 4 wonderful christmas presents.
posted: 10:19 pm
bucs libolile buy nw plyrz
posted: 10:22 pm
Yoh! Yoh! Yoh!

You can call them Chips, Cheats, Zimchiefs or whatever you like....maar bazokutsipa tsotsi! Ichuuuu!
posted: 10:25 pm
Eish! Ufike uzale ingane bese ingakuhloniphi! This child is misbehaving - no respect for parents - eish kids of today!
posted: 10:26 pm
Firstly,congrats to farmers u had ur chances and u capitalised on them and from the it was a one way traffic for chimps,

We never showed up to the match and as for krol i knw sum1 said am not a true bhakaniya by hating and not believing in this palooka who win thru luck.

Congrats to u chimps,u r the TKO champs deservatly and i will give u all the space u need to celebrate n make noise as always.

Eish re tsipilwe,,,,hehehehe
posted: 10:27 pm
Had 2 come out of the party 2 blog here,thanx 4 the wondrful xmas present..SHAAAAPAAA THE GLAMOUR BOYZ SHAAAPAAA...
posted: 10:28 pm
hola hola Amakhozi
posted: 10:30 pm
Hehehe they took out our striker (lekgwathi) bt thy 4gt josephs nd johannes, is it stil a fluke mapierats? Oh r w stil 'tsiping ichuu tse ntso, ichuu' hehe shapa KHOZI shapa
posted: 10:30 pm
We have no coach really! Was Mbuyane supposed to even finish the 1st half? We simply did not come to the party! I think our players are scared of Krol and they play his poor mlabalaba which is predictable is a bonus to any clever coach like VV! Congratulations to our kids!
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 10:31 pm
Congratulations to Chiefs, you outplayed us and deservedly the worthy winner. If that skinny underfed stupid Krol survives this time after losing twice to the same team in 3 weeks, then we as supporters are supposed to tolerate nonsense.
posted: 10:32 pm
i hear vv saying 13 is his lucky number but i say 3 is our lucky number against chibukus...this was a total "GRAND SLAM"

posted: 10:32 pm
a 10 yr draught has begun for pirates. by the time pirates wins another valuable cup competition i'll be married wit at least 2 kids. should they choose to support pirates I.ll tell them of the tales of 2010 jus before the famine begun.
As for the game i'll give it 4/10 because of the 3 goals and the extra 1 for beating pirates.
posted: 10:33 pm
no comment, thanks for the trophy.... Wonder, thanks for ur wishes..
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 10:34 pm
As for Mbuyane, least said the better, that is a cow that belongs in the Vodacom League.
posted: 10:36 pm
my man of the match today is mbuyane skroll!..where was he?

posted: 10:37 pm
Feel IT, Early Christmas is Here.

Orlando Pirates may your soul rest in peace , together with your so-called Galary of Star and your fans

Shapa Makhosi Shapppppppppppppppppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted: 10:37 pm
Not takin anything from chimps but to those who questioned my loyalty when i spoke my heart about krol i think u now see where i came from n if u dnt see tht u knw nothing about futball.

Much as players are to blame but the coach is the bigest calprit for his dumb selection and response.I HATE KROL BUT LOVE BUCS WITH ALL MY HEART,

Guys with this coach we going nowhere and am sayin it today bcos we hav lost but i have always maintained tht he is useless,,,,once again chimps congrats u deserv to be champs today.

Tsipa,,re tsilwe,,,eish,,
posted: 10:38 pm
Hahaha! Tsipa Lekhosi tsipa!!!

You were warned not to concentrate on Musona. VV said beware of Shabba and all other hot players. What more can I say... "It's their problem to stop Musona" - VV.
posted: 10:38 pm
how do u sideline Lucky Lekgwati who captained u for the previous cup and replace him with Robin Johannes who is not a derby material. Rudi krol failed pirates tonight
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