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CAF Champions League match report Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 AS Vita

Posted: 29 March 2014 Time: 17:58

Kaizer Chiefs exited the CAF Champions League on Saturday night despite beating DRC side AS Vita 2-0 at Soccer City.

Amakhosi, who were eliminated 3-2 on aggregate, scored via Knowledge Musona and Morgan Gould, with the former forced off with an injury before the break, as was goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse.

In an ill-tempered and poorly officiated game - further marred by unruly fan behaviour at the final whistle - Vita threatened in the first minute, as Luvumbi Nzinga's useful free-kick triggered a neat save from Pieterse.

At the other end, Kingston Nkhatha had the ball in the net after being released by Siphiwe Tshabalala but the Zimbabwean forward was incorrectly blown up for offside. 

Chiefs, however, took the lead in the 10th minute, as Musona calmly finished from a one-on-one situation.

The 'Silent Assassin', though, failed from a similar position four minutes later, with Vita's keeper Herve Lomboto dropping down to make the stop.

Amakhosi then suffered a setback in the 20th minute, as Pieterse sustained a head injury after colliding with a post when making a save, prompting the introduction of Brilliant Khuzwayo.

The hosts were knocked back again when the lively Musona left proceedings with an ankle problem, with Matthew Rusike taking his place eight minutes shy of the interval.   

Stuart Baxter's men pressed for a way back in the tie after the recess, with Nkhatha and Rusike testing Lomboto with a header and stinging strike before the hour-mark.

The Glamour Boys came agonisingly close to adding a second goal in the 65th minute, but Gould's shot was denied by the woodwork following a goal-mouth scramble. Earlier an opponent struck Gould in the face during a scuffle but the incident went unpunished by referee Rainhold Shikongo, who also turned down a strong penalty shout for a Vita hand-ball in the box.

Chiefs continued to apply pressure in the closing stages - with opposing net-minder Lomboto doing his utmost to wind down the clock - and netted again in optional time, as Gould rifled in a left-footed volley from just inside the area.

However, Vita were able to survive the final moments to progress to the group stages of the continental competition, while Baxter's side drop in to the draw for the CAF Confederation Cup playoff round.

Chiefs: Pieterse (Khuzwayo 20'), Gaxa, Masilela, Gould, Mashamaite, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Parker, Nkhatha (Lebese 78'), Musona (Rusike 37'). 

AS Vita: Lomboto, Bafola, Mampuya, Kasereka, Ebunga, Munganga, Lema, Magola, Luvumbu, Etekiama, Mubele.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Qseven
posted: 2014-03-29 16:46:26

10 nil on aggregate. buccaneer for life till I become PRO

Nipsy
posted: 2014-03-29 16:52:51

At stadium, just saw few Pirates fans sitting with DRC fans

Can Do
posted: 2014-03-29 16:54:03

@Nipsy, so what exactly are you saying? Then why play Gould over Mathoho if he is your "match winner"?

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-29 16:56:07

Let us rewrite our own history books.

Can Do
posted: 2014-03-29 16:56:29

Nonsense! Why would Pirates fans go to a Chiefs game when Pirates are playing at this moment in Orlando?

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-03-29 17:08:09

Linesman is suspect. Offside calls will cost us

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-03-29 17:09:12

Musona... 1, more coming

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-03-29 17:11:04

They there to support us

Bucs4Champion
posted: 2014-03-29 17:12:01

Stadium looks empty khosination, I think you guys realize that u won't overturn the 3-0 deficit but hey I am still watching cricket will watch soccer afterwards. Up the bucs till khosi wins ACL.

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-29 17:15:05

We should have been 2 nil up

Nipsy
posted: 2014-03-29 17:17:10

Khosi4Chiefs  

Nkhatha was not offside in the first offside call. and that was going to be a goal

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-03-29 17:18:24

Musona Mann!. Let's not regret it.

More worried by the linesman at the moment

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-29 17:19:25

All his offside calls are wrong

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-03-29 17:20:04

Ryad's Injury is not good for us

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-03-29 17:20:16

Yeye is an average player serious

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-29 17:23:15

Very bad

butas weBhakhaniya
posted: 2014-03-29 17:25:56

I hate zebra bt again I stll blv in dm thou am not hppy wth d injury now dey ar fost 2 make n early sub,bt angud luck Zebra bt in Nedbanknk am not wth u

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posted: 2014-03-29 17:26:05

I saw Morgan Gould removing muti from Reyyad Pieterse wrist. I knew Khune was a tokoloshe but to subject a poor colored to this zebra witchcraft is uncalled for.

nominyaka
posted: 2014-03-29 17:29:18

mxm u know very well there is no such stop hating

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-03-29 17:38:01

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