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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...

Josh bhakashushu
posted: 2014-03-31 13:45:01

but you prepare for such thngs, ths is not new...many teams have been subjected to this,its not only you.It was worse when we played against Mazembe in our camapign but we had a game plan....Chiefs did not, they went for a full attack in Congo and got punished, they lost thsi tie in the first leg

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-03-31 13:49:13

My point exactly!!!There is no reason why we should gloat and mock our brothers when they suffer these setbacks.It doesn't matter if it is Chiefs,Pirates or whoever but we should jointly fight this as one!!!While it is acceptable that conceding 3goals in the 1st leg was going to be tough,but let's face it,Chiefs could have walloped these idiots if refereeing was fair.Yes Pirates reached the final but that doesn't justify that they should support bad and accept poor decisions as means or measures to be strong.I'm not even going to talk about reaching the final and beaten by the team which their League is banned,in other words no active football the whole season,but let's fight this together

posted: 2014-03-31 14:07:05

@Joshbhakashushu atleast you talk sense you criticize with facts you are right when you say we plan for this things especially away, you never had to play against the ref at home unlike us and that is the defference and that is why you happened to go all the way cause you new should you play bad away you will redeem yourselfs at home ground, so there is no way you can plan to play against the ref at home, never.

posted: 2014-03-31 14:34:30

zebradoublekick  Whats your question?

posted: 2014-03-31 14:38:08

You are right poi this grigambas bribe refs, use soldiers and rebels to win a match, I am telling you there is no talent in drc, tell me about any drc player who made it and stll making it in europe nothing, we had the likes of fish, lucas , shoes , tinkler , williams, benny and now we have serero, pienaar, furman,rantie, may, xulu, ngonca the list is very long. There are no soldiers in involved in football thare in europe so they won`t make it without soldiers and bribing refs.

posted: 2014-03-31 14:45:51

well said you must know this bad people who behave like animals read our comments here and it makes them happy that we mock each and support this babaric acts they do in order to win matches, they know as long as we find it funny and lough at each other about it they use the chance to destry our self belive and our football will look small, and to be honest we SA teams including the national teams play against the ref in africa most of the time it`s just that we tend to forget it and blame the players and players are human too, few referee`s bad decisions breaks their spirit hence loosing the game.

posted: 2014-03-31 14:49:38

Do you agree with that, lekgwathi`s sending off, what if one penalty scored, you must know saving penalty goes with luck and the keeper has to guess right and with the grace of God meyiwa saved them, had one penalty scored all the players would have lost their spirit.

posted: 2014-03-31 14:53:18

Won with the help of soldiers, rebels and refs plus intimidation so don`t tell me shit wena grigamba.

posted: 2014-03-31 15:03:09

So you mean it`s good for sa teams to be treated like that by refs even at home and play under gunpoint by soldiers away, you mean you witnessed a good soccer on saterday which you can brag about pirates being good for african soccer, I am telling you this rebel soldier governed babarians will kill one of our people when playing away if their plan fails,

posted: 2014-03-31 15:04:52

I thought we won 3 games in a row moron!

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-03-31 18:21:59

Khosi you're just wasting your energy, these people are ignorant and can't analyse a match just like Isaac Khungwane without being overwhelmed by their hatred for Chiefs, it was going to be even better if they Just say it straight that i Chiefs bayilayile than saying the was nothing wrong with the officiating, I love the Chiefs supporters for being honest, we even came out and admitted that Nkatha's goal was offside against Pirates , I understand people are happy for our exit and there's nothing we can do to stop them ,but they still need to be professional in analysing games.

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-03-31 18:41:52

@Glamour Boy,Where have u been hiding?Stop wasting time Khosi arguing with people who make noise when they speak than elaborating facts.Please preserve your energy to more valuable issues to discuss or mock each other about than this.In English there is a saying that goes: DO NOT ARGUE WITH A FOOL COS PEOPLE MIGHT NOT NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU

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