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Bloemfontein Celtic beat Kaizer Chiefs to take Macufe Cup

Posted: 14 October 2012 Time: 17:55

Bloemfontein Celtic were crowned the Macufe Cup champions after they beat Kaizer Chiefs 4-3 in an exciting game at Free State Stadium on Sunday.

Matthew Rusike and Tsepo Masilela made their first appearances in Amakhosi colours, while Boebie Solomons sat on the Siwelele bench in the absence of coach Clinton Larsen.

The home team deserved to win and created many chances during the match, with Lyle Lakay and Danny Venter always a menace on the left and right flanks respectively.

Amakhosi took the lead in the 20th minute via the boot of Kaizer Motaung Jnr, after a well laid pass by Siyabonga Nkosi inside the 18 area.

However, Celtic did well to find the equaliser through Jacky Motshegwa and the match went into half-time at 1-1.

Stuart Baxter made a few changes at the start of second half, introducing Rusike, Tumi Moshobane and Lehlohonolo Majoro, but it was their former player Brent Lawler who came back to haunt the Amakhosi faithful when he headed Lakay's corner into the net in the 49th minute.

While Chiefs was still trying to recover from the goal, Venter added a third for Phunya Sele Sele after another brilliant cross from Lakay on the left.

Soon after scoring the third, Celtic were caught napping and gave Amakhosi a chance to bounce back, with Moshobane and Rusike scoring two quick-fire goals, in the 60th and 62nd minutes, to open up the game.

However, Siwelele had the last laugh when defender Auguston Leonard converted a penalty, after Nkosi handled the ball inside the 18 area in the 75th minute, and Celtic will to keep the trophy in the Free State this year.

Kaizer Chiefs: Brilliant Khuzwayo, Kgotso Moleko, Tsepo Masilela, Josta Dladla, Keagan Ritchie, Lucky Baloyi, Sthembiso Ngcobo, Kaizer Motaung Jnr, Siyabonga Nkosi, Mandla Masango, Willard Katsande.

Bloemfontein Celtic: Dino Visser, Danny Venter, Auguston Leonard, Brent Lawler, Itumeleng Duiker, Siyabonga Nontshinga, Lyle Lakay, Tumelo Mogapi, Jacky Motshegwa, Vuyani Natanga, Johannes Motlhaping.

Goals: Kaizer Motaung Junior (Chiefs 19'), Jacky Motshegwa (Celtic 36'), Brent Lawler (Celtic 49'), Danny Venter (Celtic 52'), Tumi Moshobane (Chiefs 60'), Matthew Rusike (Chiefs 62'), Auguston Leonard (Celtic 77').

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 05:58 pm
Hehehe this is the begining of the END.
Mfana Wa Style
posted: 05:58 pm
Reclaiming Macufe project went awful because Celtics and the middle men didn't get the script in time, hard Khosi, but at least you have the Gauteng cup!!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 06:01 pm
Well done to Celtics they deserve the win....great game of football......there is a lot of positives we can take out of this game as Kaizer Chiefs.....very impressed with Rusike.
Matabz the football lover
posted: 06:01 pm
Lol I would put my money on Celtics to beat Sunflops with the team that played us
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 06:03 pm
Celtic outnumbered them even on the stands, poor Zebras their Treble dream is gone....it was supposed to start with CBl cup unfortunately Benni was in a bad mood.
posted: 06:36 pm
ahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa! where are the zebras morons i mean the holigans supporters like the likes of the phefeni boy and others???? where??? Talking about quality???? Quality my black behind! Orlando Pirates remain the only PSL team with quality ,that's why we call it barcelona. chiefs have got no backup and that's a FACT! Pirates i was born ,Pirates here I am ,Pirates i will remain! Up the bucs till chiefs win TSHABALALA WIN PSL medal let alone the NEDBANK CUP!
posted: 06:43 pm
That was an enterprising display of football. its fair to have that cup stay in Bloem. We are awaiting the games that matter most and no team will stopping us. Bad wishers must not be deceived by that game. Chiefs will run them over.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:44 pm
Congratulations to Celtic they were more hungrier that my neighbours. The full time Zebra supporters why didn't they go to the stadium?
posted: 07:02 pm
Wits will finish dem with or without the cows in bafana camp, Zebra lack quality.
posted: 07:07 pm
Shame Chimpanzees failed to defend their clay pot. It's hard times and I don't see Chimps winning anything this season again...
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:37 pm
Tjoooo, couldn'teven win Macufe, their only realistic chance of silverware this season.
posted: 07:38 pm
The prestigious Macufe wooden trophy is gone and the drought shall continue...well done Siwelele!!
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:41 pm
I guess now the treble is gone: CBL (gone to the DTC), Vodacom challenge (was cancelled), and now Macufe........Guess Chuck Norris failed his mandate
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 07:51 pm
Chimpz hv dpth n quality! Quality my foot...lol wel done Celtics,macufe is gone,n thers nothin left 4 da zebras, nw whose quiet? Up da bucs!
sipjoe wa lekhosi
posted: 07:57 pm
this coutry is full of stupid people who call themself soccer lovers.you can just read from some comment made by some fans of certain teams .how can a person
Agent Provocateur
posted: 07:58 pm
Some moron suggested on Friday that Chiefs was on another mission to claim R1.5m. Shame.
Agent Provocateur
posted: 08:00 pm
So Joe, the moron is you.
Chester missing
posted: 08:02 pm
I feel sorry for Sthembiso, i think he will never get a game time ever. The Son of the chairman have nothing to loose...... Masango and JD are tested cattles.....
sipjoe wa lekhosi
posted: 08:07 pm
celebrate a loss of chiefs in a friendly match nog al.when some teams were playing behind close doors and we dont know the outcome of that game .chiefs might have lost do to that not so clear penalty according to me. but they played briliant football.so to me that game should have gone either way if it was for that dubios penalty.so the fact is chiefs rocks this season and its a fact,LOVE IT HATE IT UZOCWALA NGAYO.SO HATERS BEWAREEEEEE.
posted: 08:07 pm
I hope the coach saw what a useless player S.Nkosi is. Sheriff was playing in a role he hast played in a while and was supplying the strikers with pin point passes whilst on the other hand Nkosi was just a passanger. yes he created a goal but other than that what did he dxo?

coach, make the right choice
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