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Kaizer Chiefs fail to capitalise in Congo

Posted: 23 March 2014 Time: 16:05

Kaizer Chiefs suffered their first CAF Champions League defeat after going down 3-0 to Congolese side AS Vita Club on Sunday.

Chiefs were by no means outplayed and actually bossed the majority of the game, but were made to pay for failing to take their chances by a clinical counter-attacking display by AS Vita.

Ndombe Mubele scored a hat-trick for the side from DR Congo to give his team a massive advantage heading into the second leg in South Africa.

The visitors started positively as Siphiwe Tshabalala's free-kick was saved early on and Kingston Nkhatha's shot was blocked. Chiefs showed their attacking intent with some good early possession.

But Stuart Baxter's side went behind in the eighth minute as Mubele opened the scoring spectacularly from a cross that Tefu Mashamaite was unable to clear.

Nkhatha and Knowledge Musona both came close to equalising before Musona had another shot go wide as Chiefs tried to find a quick response to going 1-0 down.

Musona tested the opposing goalkeeper again and combined well with Tshabalala a few minutes later, but his attempt went over the bar as Chiefs continued to push for an equaliser.

Then there was another scare for Chiefs as Mubele rattled the crossbar from a corner.

Chiefs continued to dominate proceedings and force the play as Musona forced another save from the Vita goalkeeper, but then they went behind against the run of play.

A swift counter-attack by Vita ended with a shot that Reyaad Pieterse could not hold, and Mubele was on hand to finish, 2-0.

Chiefs went into the half-time break knowing that an away-goal to make it 2-1 would still give them a great chance in the tie with the home leg still to come.

But it was 3-0 as soon as the second half began as Tefu Mashamaite and Tsepo Masilela allowed Mubele to control the ball and get his shot off to complete his hat-trick and compound the misery for Amakhosi.

The 35 degree heat and humidity continued to play a factor on the day as Chiefs huffed and puffed to try and find a way back into the game on the artificial turf.

Nkhatha hit the post from a Bernard Parker in the 58th minute as Chiefs' continued to show great spirit in an attempt to get back into the match.

Matthew Rusike was brought on in place of Nkhatha as Baxter tried to change things up in attack.

Tshabalala and Musona continued to shoot at goal, the striker forcing another save from the opposition keeper before missing a glorious chance in the 67th minute.

'Shabba' started a move from the centre and passed to Parker, who then played in Musona. But with the keeper beaten, the Zimbabwean could only direct his shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

Pieterse had to be alert to keep the score at just 3-0 in the 72nd minute before Musona missed another chance to score from a Tshabalala pass.

It could have been worse right at the death when Kgotso Moleko tried to head the ball back to Pieterse, but instead found Mubele waiting to pounce.

Fortunately for the youngster, and for Chiefs, the hat-trick scorer missed the chance to make it 4-0 and effectively end the tie.

AS Vita: Lomboto, Mampuya, Kasereka, Bafola, Ebunga, Munganga, Lema, Lusadisu, Kila, Mumbele, Eteklama

Chiefs: Pieterse, Moleko, Gould, Mashamaite, Masilela, Letsholonyane, Katsande, Tshabalala (c), Parker, Nkhatha (Rusike 66), Musona

Article by: KICK OFF

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-03-23 14:13:16

Mphela is not yet registered for caf Mr Editor aint u supposed to knw this already?

posted: 2014-03-23 14:15:23

MzukisiKeli Correct! Have added that into the sentence.

posted: 2014-03-23 14:17:24

All the best khosi.... khosi4life

posted: 2014-03-23 14:17:47

All the best khosi

posted: 2014-03-23 14:18:23

All the best my team

posted: 2014-03-23 14:21:10

  All of the best compatriots/soldiers/comrades/natives......even if it happen that u come out of DRC with nothing, don't u worry we will finish the job here at home

posted: 2014-03-23 14:24:35

Makhosi all d way to d group stages

posted: 2014-03-23 14:25:01

And in Kinshasa it's 0-0 at HT..120% behind d glamour boyz!!

posted: 2014-03-23 14:25:53

Everything of the best, Khosi. Fly that flag very high

Click click bang

Double Champs.......
posted: 2014-03-23 14:26:35

score makhosi pleaaaaseeeeee

Double Champs.......
posted: 2014-03-23 14:27:49

NB no infected raas allowed here this a business between country n club..theres no santos here

posted: 2014-03-23 14:29:17

Wt score?it is there in black & white dat da game starts @16h30.yet u ask 4 score @ 16h20.

posted: 2014-03-23 14:30:49

Wit u cowsi all the way hehhehe.. Want u to get into group stages man hehehehhe .bucs by force.wil stop suportin u after this 2 games

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-23 14:31:23

Good luck boys

posted: 2014-03-23 14:31:45

Goodluk majita, do us proud. Musona!!!

posted: 2014-03-23 14:33:19

may the weak team los

posted: 2014-03-23 14:34:47

For score update please click on the twitter "icon" on the Chiefs website

posted: 2014-03-23 14:35:50

Good luck boys, stand your own n don't succumb to nothing, this game is probably going to be the toughest n roughest match you've ever played. You gonna come out battered n groused...

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-03-23 14:38:42

Errol dont trust these KO editors. The game started 15:30, its HT now and its 0-0

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-03-23 14:39:17

@ Double-Champ

Half Time 0-0

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