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Chiefs sneak past unlucky Leopards

Posted: 23 February 2014 Time: 14:56

Kaizer Chiefs were made to sweat for their place in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup as they beat Black Leopards 1-0 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Knowledge Musona’s goal in the 110th minute of the match was the difference between the two sides.

There was an early chance for the home team to go in front with just five minutes on the clock.

David Zulu’s shot from just six-yards out on goal was deflected wide by a Chiefs defender with Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo looking beaten.

Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite could have given his side the lead in the 30th minute when he was at the end of a well worked free-kick.

The tall Chiefs defender met George Maluleka’s cross at the back post and unleashed a powerful shot with his left foot that brought the best out of Leopards keeper Jacob Mokhasi.

Leopards dominated most of the match and poor decisions in the final third cost them as they let Chiefs off the hook on numerous occasions.

Five minutes before the end of the match Karabo Tshepe tested Khuzwayo when a Chiefs defenders retreated and allowed him space - he cracked a long range shot which Khuzwayo spectacularly finger tipped over the bar.

The match went into extra time and that was where the experience of Chiefs paid off over their National First Division opponents.

With just ten minutes remaining in the match Leopards shot themselves in the foot with an error at the back.

After a miscue from a Leopards defender the ball fell into the path of Tshabalala who then found Musona and the Zimbabwean international fired a shot past Mokhasi for the winning goal.

Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gaxa, Gould, Mashamaite, Mtsweni, Katsande, Maluleka (Letsholonyane 66’), Tshabalala, Lebese, Nkosi (Rusike 87’), Mphela (Musona 65’)

Leopards: Mokhasi, Manaka, Mabotja (Ramodumo 102’), Munganga, Nyirenda, Munyai, Mumuni, Tshepe, Ntshangase (Ndebele 86’), Ndou (Amidu 69’), Zulu

Livefyre comments on this story...

SencoPation
posted: 2014-02-23 14:01:04

myolisto .... eish, pls don't mention those two names tu. Those names  have 'maluti' underwritten on them. That's what you get when you try to scratch them off.


inxeba lendoda livele libabe.

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-02-23 14:03:25

maluleke is a lost cause In that zebras middle field.

hehehe he will go back and rot in the bench.

Fantastics Rhino
posted: 2014-02-23 14:04:58

Dankie Khosi lam elihle. Love & Peace. 

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-02-23 14:06:39

Yerrrrr these boy ngama over size (Like aboGift, Dukuduku, Tso in their dats at bucs) bagijima non stop

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-02-23 14:08:11

I am driving and listening to the game on radio, but I can agree with u. I only heared GM12 name about 5 times the whole half

tmg2009
posted: 2014-02-23 14:17:22

Rotation is abt to bite us on the back side

FrankT
posted: 2014-02-23 14:20:54

Leopards is playing well but hard to see where their goal will come from

msxl86
posted: 2014-02-23 14:27:43

Zebras new signings didn't have much impact, especially Maluleka.

msxl86
posted: 2014-02-23 14:31:52

Bill Clinton's football still exciting as ever.

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-02-23 14:36:58

Rusiki for Nkosi

mag6
posted: 2014-02-23 14:40:56

This cup is on ours for the taking...


(KC2015CWC)

khosi4lifee
posted: 2014-02-23 14:44:25

Chiefs is being outplayed today , Why replace Mphela when George Lebese who is too much of a sissy is on the fiels . The boy is lazy , he does not mark and he is soooooo easily disposed but u keep him on the field for so long ,why Mr Coach , why ?

LadyBuccuneer
posted: 2014-02-23 14:44:44

Zebras only need one goal to finish this but they are not creating enough chances, these boys are keeping them on their toes and if Leopards scores one now its over for Zebras.

Fantastics Rhino
posted: 2014-02-23 14:45:06

Sidlala Amasimba Vandag! Love & Peace. 

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-02-23 14:45:39

Leopards will regret!

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-02-23 14:49:05

George Lebese is a liability to the team must go on loan not only in this game but he does not take responsibility when losing the ball.

LadyBuccuneer
posted: 2014-02-23 14:50:06

Tjoo Leopards will regret all the chances they are missing really.

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-02-23 14:51:38

kosta papic is a great coach.

mag6
posted: 2014-02-23 14:51:57

La Coste (Khosi by Birth) Thanks Khosi lam. Ive said it before. George is a liability. The boy is a sissy. He only plays when he is unmarked. He cant challenge for the ball. When he looses it, he doesn't show that sence of urgency.


He needs to go to the bench man..."Mzimba shaker" can do better.



(KC2015CWC)

250kwfan
posted: 2014-02-23 14:52:07

Fantastics Rhino  What is the course 

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