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Free State Stars vs Kaizer Chiefs Telkom Knockout match report

Posted: 20 October 2013 Time: 14:33

Itumeleng Khune saved twice against Free State Stars in the penalty shoot-out to send Kaizer Chiefs through to the Telkom Knockout semi-finals.

Despite going behind and then having a penalty saved, Amakhosi prevailed after Knowledge Musona’s late equaliser, and a fantastic performance from 'Spiderkid' during the shoot-out.

Siphiwe Tshabalala made a return to the pitch after an adductor muscle injury kept him out for the last three weeks.

Steve Komphela left Bafana Bafana midfielder Luyolo Nomandela on the bench, choosing to start with Camaldine Abraw and Abdul Basit Adam up front.

Abraw hit the post from a corner kick early on, while Musona and Willard Katsande went close for Chiefs as both sides started brightly.

Ea Lla Koto kept George Lebese and Tshabalala quiet in the first half, while Danny Venter and Adam caused problems for Amakhosi.

In fact, Adam should have put Stars ahead on half an hour, when he blasted over the bar from point blank range.

Chiefs dominated possession as the second half got underway, but could not find a way through on goal.

On the hour mark Lebese came close to opening the scoring, when Daniel Agyei – who had looked out of sorts all afternoon – failed to collect Parker’s corner-kick.

Lebese was on hand to pounce on the loose ball, but his shot hit the post.

On 68 minutes Musona was brought down in the box by Sibusiso Mthethwa, and the referee pointed to the spot.

However, Agyei’s fortunes changed and he saved Parker’s spot-kick.

The Bafana Bafana striker earned a yellow card as he attempted to hit home the rebound but caught the keeper instead.

Ea Lla Koto were awarded a penalty just minutes later, after Katsand’s reclkess challenge on Venter.

Akoriko sent Khune the wrong way to make it 1-0.

Parker attempted to atone for his sins 10 minutes from time, trying a shot from long range that went close, but ultimately only troubled the crossbar.

With three minutes on the clock, Siboniso Gaxa found Musona with a pin-point cross, and the Zimbabwean hit-man nodded home from close range.

Extra-time was a dull affair, with both teams practising caution, and the match ended 1-1.

Amakhosi dominated the shoot-out, scoring on all four attemps, while Khune saved Stars’ first two spot-kicks.

Chiefs join Platinum Stars and SuperSport United in the semi-finals.

Penalties:

Mashego: Saved, Yeye: Scored
Ouro-Akoriko: Saved, Katsande: Scored
Bobe: Scored, Dladla: Scored
Masehe: Scored, Parker: Scored

Livefyre comments on this story...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:35:11

5-4 Ahly ahead in sudden death...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:35:46

Still going 5-5...

Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 2013-10-20 14:36:15

Sies pitch in egypt

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:36:38

Mmh... 6-5 Ahly advantage...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:37:30

6-6 and so it continue...

Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 2013-10-20 14:37:40

Ok, they keep scoring these penalties

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:38:25

7-6

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:39:20

Blooper..... Ahly into the Final.....

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:39:56

Coming live to from CJB Broadcasting services.... I thank you...

Apostle Peter
posted: 2013-10-20 14:40:08

Gorillas its Al ahly! Case closed!

Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 2013-10-20 14:40:23

How fitting dat we hv to dethrone al ahly to the african football summit. Now bucs for the upper echelon

mdmasiza2
posted: 2013-10-20 14:40:36

EL AHLY THROUGH 2 DE FINALS

Matt/ Baby_Cute_Bhakhaniya
posted: 2013-10-20 14:41:30

@CJB Ramses III Darn it! I wished for Coton Sport so that we would've claimed ALL major scalps in this competition.

But in any case, Al Ahly will have to suffer the same fate twice; defeat in the hands of OPFC!

Up The Bucs...

bucs4PG
posted: 2013-10-20 14:41:44

Bucs v al ahly fire works bt wl do it nd finish dm off

TheBestOne
posted: 2013-10-20 14:42:20

Apostle Peter u shud be worried n focused on ffs,champions league is way out of ur league

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-20 14:42:31

Hao and then Ahly won but friends-of-Ahly are losing as I change channels.... The irony....

mdmasiza2
posted: 2013-10-20 14:43:21

FSS 1 CHIPS 0 .

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2013-10-20 14:45:28

Dia jowa disatane tse buang haholo

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2013-10-20 14:45:54

Bulaya FSS bulaya

Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 2013-10-20 14:46:29

Yall seen that laser shit esperance fans had on senzo the whole game, luv the smoke the egyptians had wen we played zamalek and ahly. Can we do something similar, in the meantime free state stars 1 gayzer chimps nil

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