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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...

250kwfan
posted: 2014-02-23 14:52:31

TeBOtouch AMPLIFIED  Agree you see Dr Khoza e lento e dlalwa nene namhlanje! (ama.....)

Harambe
posted: 2014-02-23 14:52:36

What's happening grand grand? I guess kuyanyiwa ePolokwane vandag

KhosiBlood
posted: 2014-02-23 14:54:00

Leopards is one of the only teams this season to show hunger against us. Massive respect to the way Papic has prepared this team, listened to him before the game, only focus was on his own team.

example to other coaches. I'd rather lose to a team that respects the contest than lose to a team that disrespects their opponent. WE STILL GONNA WIN THIS ONE!!!! TOUGH MATCH.

K4L

khosi4lifee
posted: 2014-02-23 14:54:35

Chiefs defense made to look foolish because the back ooofffff instead of marking Leopards ,why ? why back offff like this ? Shabalala plays like a woman . He must be a man , he is not playing for Basetsana here . He falls toooooo easy and he also gets dispossessed very very easy


It is about time Chiefs signs strong playas not sissies here

sakaza
posted: 2014-02-23 14:55:13

mxm d way chiefs play today...masimba nje

SencoPation
posted: 2014-02-23 14:55:43

Yini, kwathula kangaka? is it because iBhakaniya liwinile izolo? or is it because of the fearless leopards all around the nazoora doing zebra hunting?


hehehehe, kukhona ababambe izinhliziyo nge zandla.

250kwfan
posted: 2014-02-23 14:56:45

You see if we win the small teams before we play the we end up going into extra time unnecessary. 

The General Soccer Dude
posted: 2014-02-23 14:56:49

I thought chiefs don't play extra time with the minors....Route 1 football is not working today

Backpage
posted: 2014-02-23 14:56:54

Nkosi is just pure lazy

Mosixty
posted: 2014-02-23 14:58:12

 Sundowns,Super Sport and Now Black leopards are the only teams that were able to turn my team up side down and expose us in critical positions this season.......I like it. It will only make stronger

FrankT
posted: 2014-02-23 14:58:16

Papic m impressed, how sad it will b 4 Leopards to go out with even scoring a single goal Lord Almighty pls reward Leopards & Papic

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-02-23 14:58:28

Only emulating the minows like Pirates and Thanda, yes i agree with you Bakhaniya.

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-02-23 14:58:32

loapards are all over zebras today.

khosi4lifee
posted: 2014-02-23 14:58:45

packpage Lebese is useless , does not fall back to help to mark opponents

Tumi26
posted: 2014-02-23 14:58:55

Babolaye Killer kwakwakwakwa thanx Sundowns for offloading that cow....

khosi4lifee
posted: 2014-02-23 15:03:12

La Coste (Khosi by Birth) I agree man , lentwana will play well in one game and just play kak in the next one . look at the kak he is playing today but your Coach keeps him on the field for what ? Rusike is far better than him but is always in the scheme , why ?

AMAXABA ASE IMBO
posted: 2014-02-23 15:06:04

Ao!! Banna

Cosa Nostra The 1st 48
posted: 2014-02-23 15:08:15

Chiefs players are useless this goalkeeper needs some tap ins not shots.Arsenal style

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-02-23 15:10:09

Shabba must cut his dreads they past the sell by date. Cannot head the ball.

250kwfan
posted: 2014-02-23 15:10:37

Was it not suppose to be a foul? hand ball for that matter.

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