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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...

HighlanderMcleaod
posted: 2014-03-24 22:00:44

masampe ben  Stop dreaming my friend...3-0 and you still talking! Yeah neh? you are a real supporter, supporting your fake Nkosi even in their bag of goals they brought with shame at home...Wait and see, Vita will come hummer them here at home soon! KWAAk the moving trolley stopped! 

HighlanderMcleaod
posted: 2014-03-24 22:03:43

msentilicious4BUCS  LOL...they braaid neh? PIRATES IS THE REAL KING IN SA....If you can not fit your bones in AFRICA keep quiet!...3-0 heavy neh?

HighlanderMcleaod
posted: 2014-03-24 22:08:22

Wezo-Fom-Naturena  WENA IT IS CLUBS GAME HERE NOT COUNTRIES...ARE YOU FROM ENGLAND? NO, SO WHY DO YOU SUPPORT MAN?...I AM A CONGOLESE PIRATES FAN BECAUSE PIRATES HAS PROVEN IT INTERNATIONAL STATUS MERIT...Believe me even in the DR Congo TP Mazembe fans are not happy that AS VCLUB won 3-0 as for them it is a challenge to see their direct opponent beating so heavily CHIEFS...So relax baba THIS IS SOCCER not HOME AFFAIRS!

HighlanderMcleaod
posted: 2014-03-24 22:15:22

The soccer Analyst  And you call yourself soccer anayst? Yeah neh...To make the final do you know how many games you have to play? How many strong teams you have to defeat?...Pirates won TP Mazembe the only African team to play the Final of World cup of Clubs and As Vita Club the 2nd congolese team coming after Mazembe just like CHIEFS come after PIRATES! KWAAAK!...Try something else cause soccer analyst does not work for you maybe cricket will work!

HighlanderMcleaod
posted: 2014-03-24 22:21:03

Bucs532 tommyvankoller  KWAAAAAAAAAAAK...You guys ar killing me!...Bring your blood pressure checking device at the stadium please!

HighlanderMcleaod
posted: 2014-03-24 22:26:10

So far Pirates is the only real team in SA...Please chiefs supporters IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STRONG BONES TO PLAy IN AFRICA STAY SAFE...DO NOT DO THIS OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA, let Pirates go represent!...If As VCLUB gave you a bag of goals to bring home...Now imagine TP MAZEMBE, AL ALHY, ZAMALEK the strong BONES OF AFRICA? YOH better you leave now before we see a 9-0. In MAZEMBE, AL ALHY, ZAMALEK, they have more than 3 MUBELES...try the math! KWAAAK!

Bucs532
posted: 2014-03-24 23:07:25

HighlanderMcleaod Bucs532tommyvankollerWill surely do wena Highlander, We will bring those devices

The soccer Analyst
posted: 2014-03-25 04:16:19

@HighlanderMecleaod...I can that you're new in here& your energy is a still at its highest level.Yes I do knw how many teams you have to play to reach a final in CCL,but I didn't knw that that number determines their toughness,I didn't knw that reaching a club world finals makes one a the best in a continent & lastly I didn't knw that KCFC is a second best to OPFC,but I'll ask you to elaborate to all the things that I don't knw!

Mojeros
posted: 2014-03-25 06:22:25

zebradoublekick An empty tin rush to make noise without reading and comprehend issues. Im talking continent he dragges me to PSL.

zebradoubblekick
posted: 2014-03-25 07:13:12

You must not comment only after chief`s defeats, keep commenting, eish but I like the way we kicked your behind it felt so nice I wish we meet again in the nedbank, so that I can kick your big mouth. By the way where were you hiding all along in the cave?

zebradoubblekick
posted: 2014-03-25 07:16:39

Zekhaya zekhaya please boss I don`t know why but somehow I happen to like you and please don`t pick a fight with me, I was calling one moron to order and you decide to insult me out of nowhere please don`t do it.

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-03-25 07:57:41

I ddnt mean to insult u. Your sensible comments and facts that I used to read impresses me although u are a Chiefs supporter which is why I was surprised when u replied like that.Yes the guy was out of point but u also followed him and come to his low standard.Vgar language is not for u and me or anybody.Let's mock each other nicely like your name sake:We mock Chiefs as zebras but ure blogging as Zebradoublekick nice isn't it?I'll eraes zekhaya radebe and be a rat haaaaa watch the space

zebradoubblekick
posted: 2014-03-25 08:05:21

@zekhaya sure my brother we can continue to mock eachother nicely and yes vulgar is not allowed point taken, holla bhakaniya. Thanks poi no hard feeling brother.

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-03-25 08:16:57

Holla Khosi Elihle point taken

zebradoubblekick
posted: 2014-03-25 08:18:19

You were just lucky all your goals went in against the run of play and the other one was a gift from the keeper, yes you won and congratulations, though I know it`s gonna be difficult for chiefs to come back but I still believe in the boys, you did it at home we can do it at our home.

JohnJohnMukoma
posted: 2014-03-25 09:35:45

Lucky 3 times??. You're a good joker, there is no such a thing as luck. You create your own luck my friend. The e ball didn't end behind your net 3 times by accident or luck like you claim. Your ailing strikers had a couple of clear chances and fail to bury them?, so you need clinical finishers, so please let's wait for the new wave of counter-attacking football at high pace on Saterday!!!!!!!

Josh bhakashushu
posted: 2014-03-25 11:40:22

Mubeleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

tshisa mpama
posted: 2014-03-25 12:31:26

where is we want to show PIRATES how it is done in Africa. we are to reach the finals with wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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