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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 14:43:44

0-0 10 minutes gone

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-23 14:45:21

AS Vita 1

posted: 2014-03-23 14:45:41

As vita 1 chiefs 0 after 12 minutes

Chincha Guluva
posted: 2014-03-23 14:47:04

AS Vita 1 - 0 Kaizer Chiefs (8min)

posted: 2014-03-23 14:49:00

Guys, which website that shows the live updates? Supersport and Kickoff sucks.

Yellow submarine
posted: 2014-03-23 14:49:45

Such a dirty goal this..player scores from 10 yards...dubious goal indeed....

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-03-23 14:49:47

According to Caf Live Matches, its the 2nd half... this is so damn confusing and irritating! Caf says kick off was 15:30.... KO is saying 16:30. WTF!

posted: 2014-03-23 14:50:08

We will comeback

posted: 2014-03-23 14:50:42

Jay Bee They are confusing us mfethu, they suck as always.

posted: 2014-03-23 14:51:30

Still early amakhosi will equalise soon

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-03-23 14:52:07

So vele its still 0-0 as u said?

posted: 2014-03-23 14:52:09

the boys will equalize in no time

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-03-23 14:53:09

penalty this africans will never stop to amaze you. 

posted: 2014-03-23 14:53:27

That what we need...a wake up call...after that we sailing

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-03-23 14:54:16

Kickoff WTF,8 minutes of 1st half?

posted: 2014-03-23 14:54:50

They day Chiefs TV goes live is the day this SABC blackout thing comes to an end!! 

tholokabomo-Tell no lies, Claim no easy victories
posted: 2014-03-23 14:55:12

bafana&kaizer chiefs for life what are you? American?

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-03-23 14:58:46

tholokabomo bafana&kaizer chiefs for life  the only black person u see in my profile picture is me..south african based abroad ,happy?

posted: 2014-03-23 15:02:34

We will bounce back soon Khosi

posted: 2014-03-23 15:03:56

CL reality

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