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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

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Livefyre comments on this story...

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-23 15:10:02

AS vita 2

posted: 2014-03-23 15:11:15

Come on boys I know u can play better dan dat

posted: 2014-03-23 15:11:17

We are 2 nil down Makhosi, I think Morgan Gould in starting 11 can be the cause!!! We will see, I believe our boys can come back with a draw

tholokabomo-Tell no lies, Claim no easy victories
posted: 2014-03-23 15:11:32

bafana&kaizer chiefs for life

Oh is that you?

posted: 2014-03-23 15:12:05

Third round of the preliminary stages of the African champions league. If they lose it would mean they've never played in the champions league proper. They'll drop to the confederations cup where they belong.

posted: 2014-03-23 15:12:40

i expected that when gould is there

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-03-23 15:13:14

Mathoho drops to the bench for wat?mxm.

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-23 15:13:27

"@Kaizer_Chiefs: AS Vita Club score on the counter and they double their lead in the 35th minute. AS Vita Club 2 : 0 Kaizer Chiefs #Amakhosi4Life #CafCL"

posted: 2014-03-23 15:13:57

2 goals behind it`s very bad this game is getting beyond our reach if we don`t score. And it`s like the 1st goal is a penalty from what I have heared and I expected it.

Chincha Guluva
posted: 2014-03-23 15:14:20

Moerrr!!! That's bad!!!

posted: 2014-03-23 15:14:43

Gould is too slow and operate as a robotic way, he was not supposed to start eish

posted: 2014-03-23 15:14:44

ya neh

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-03-23 15:15:01

and i xpect Morgan gould to be part of it.

posted: 2014-03-23 15:15:39

these cows are losing 2:0 now hahaha. They talk too much. 

posted: 2014-03-23 15:16:01


posted: 2014-03-23 15:16:21

Ya eish we are done.

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-03-23 15:16:34

football is 90min u moron.

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-03-23 15:16:55

something is wrong

posted: 2014-03-23 15:17:17

amditshwa u r a fool

posted: 2014-03-23 15:17:19

Aish ngeke Makhosi amahle. 2-0 no no that's too much

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