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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...

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-29 17:38:08

Injuries are killing us now

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-03-29 17:38:54

Eish Musona out. 2 forced changes already.

posted: 2014-03-29 17:40:16

I see your muti is really working against u tonight. Two injuries already. You must ask MUBELE about the real juju not this south African mickey mouse stuff.

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-03-29 17:44:20

I have to admit these referees make the likes of Lwandile Mfiki, Buyile Gqubule look like superstar referees....

posted: 2014-03-29 17:46:50

I see your muti is really working against u tonight. Two injuries already. You must ask MUBELE about the real muti not this south African mickey mouse stuff.

posted: 2014-03-29 17:53:26

Haha abafana bayazishayel nje ikhanda lika Morgan Nkomo lol

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-03-29 17:54:46

Hehehehehe! Did you guys see that hot clap that Gould had? Yaar these Mubeles are a bunch of comedians.

posted: 2014-03-29 17:56:02

Our boys are fighting like warriors its a pity those other two goals have not come as yet. This refs a busy denying us goals with wrong offside calls.

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-03-29 17:56:35

Morgan is being abused tonight.

posted: 2014-03-29 17:58:09


Gould is playing well so far. 

posted: 2014-03-29 18:03:20

Syabanjwa Lah...


posted: 2014-03-29 18:04:13

KhosiNyce 01  

They are trying to disrupt our mission. 

posted: 2014-03-29 18:10:11


posted: 2014-03-29 18:15:53

Where is Mathoho??????????

posted: 2014-03-29 18:16:31

That musona injury its a big blow indeed...he was very hungry for those goals.....anyway we wil score these goals!! God bless Chiefs today!

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-29 18:30:14

I can't fault my team for trying, its just that we are unlucky

posted: 2014-03-29 18:34:54

It's over khosination. Let's let's focus on the league and nedbank. We tried our best

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-03-29 18:37:17

I can't for the life of me see y these guys managed to score 3 goals against us.... They are utterly shocking!!!!

posted: 2014-03-29 18:40:04

yah hey if only the ref was also fair

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-03-29 18:43:44

Shabba deserves the Fifa Fall on 'D floor award... These idiots from Congo are super violent....

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