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Bidvest Wits vs Kaizer Chiefs Nedbank Cup report

Posted: 3 May 2014 Time: 18:11

Bidvest Wits are through to the Nedbank Cup Final after a 4-2 penalty shootout win against Kaizer Chiefs at Bidvest Stadium.

The scores had been level at 2-2 after 120 minutes following goals from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Sthembiso Ngcobo, while Katlego Mphela and Man of the Match George Maluleka netted for Chiefs.

AS IT HAPPENED: Wits vs Chiefs

Coach Stuart Baxter started with an attacking line-up featuring Mphela, Bernard Parker and Kingston Nkhatha, with natural wide-men Siphiwe Tshabalala and George Lebese starting on the bench.

However, the moved looked to have backfired early on as the Students dominated Chiefs, with Ngcobo particularly influential.

Chiefs weren't helping themselves with some dodgy moments in defence. Mulomowandau Mathoho had to be sharp to prevent Asiwe Langwe a shot on goal after a misplaced back-pass, before Wits hit the woodwork – this time Parker played a poor ball back to his keeper, allowing Ngcobo to sneak in and beat Itumeleng Khune to the ball, only to see the header come back off the woodwork.

The goal did eventually come though, on 22 minutes. Vilakazi played a great one-two before attempting to chip the ball over the onrushing Khune, who brought the Wits captain down.

Khune disputed the call, but it was a clear penalty and Vilakazi made no mistake from the spot.

Chiefs almost hit back straight away when Tsepo Masilela swung in a great cross from the left, but Mphela just failed to get his diving header on target.

The Students continued to have the better of the play, with the visitors resorting to long-range efforts, but then a lifeline on 35 minutes. Maluleka showed great skill in the box to outfox Phumlani Ntshangase, who lunged in and conceded the penalty. Mphela made no mistake.

It took Wits just two minutes of the second half to reclaim the lead, with former Chiefs man Ngcobo getting the goal with a nice first-time finish after a short corner.

But Amakhosi were level again six minutes later thanks to some amateurish defending from the hosts. Chiefs managed to keep the ball alive when Wits were trying to sheppard it out, allowing Nkhatha to run on goal and set up Maluleka for the easiest of finishes.

Chiefs were playing much better now and Maluleka came close with a rasping drive from distance, though Wits almost reclaimed the lead with 12 minutes to go after some good build-up play saw Vilakazi fire off a shot, but Khune came up with a fine save.

Substitute Ryan Chapman almost won the game in regulation time when a long throw-in fell at his feet, but he dragged his shot wide.

Vilakazi’s dipping shot from distance was the closest the Students came in extra-time, while Chiefs were within inches of reaching the Final when ‘Shabba’ played a pass to Parker, but his chip hit the upright.

Josephs was brilliant in the penalty shootout, saving to deny Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Shabba, though the effort was retaken. However, the second attempt hit the upright, allowing former Chiefs man Onismor Bhasera to slot the winning penalty and send Wits through. 

PENALTY SEQUENCE: Letsholonyane saved, Vilakazi scores; Tshabalala misses, Chapman scores; Parker scores, Kebede scores; Parker scores, Bhasera scores

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Livefyre comments on this story...

Idiots hater
posted: 2014-05-03 16:18:06

Yah nhe,Sorry K.Chiefs it wasn't meant 2 be.Still Bucs.

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-05-03 16:19:55

Slem Kat, jou lekker dang!!!!!

Aubs82
posted: 2014-05-03 16:21:43

If its dry it will go dryer , what a season for team Chiefs

Nebo VI
posted: 2014-05-03 16:22:27

Now it 's time to read some useless Lousy excuses from dis Hobbos...

Smido
posted: 2014-05-03 16:22:37

i Kaiser Chiefs AYISAFANI.....hit like if you agree

Ðorcinx®™
posted: 2014-05-03 16:23:13

Chiefs have a Nkhatha problem and we at Pirates have a Myeni problem 

Bhakhaniya
posted: 2014-05-03 16:23:44

Was last season a FLUKE?

Agent Provocateur
posted: 2014-05-03 16:24:04

I am sure Khune is still hoping for the double. Uyoyithola kuMarawa on Monday.

Ðorcinx®™
posted: 2014-05-03 16:24:32

From double champs to dololo oops I mean Gauteng Champs☺ 

Andres 84
posted: 2014-05-03 16:25:46

I would not be surprised if Khune said that. Uyadunyelwa loya mfana.

chokocha
posted: 2014-05-03 16:25:50

Se umoya uphelile makhosi,but I won't be surprised to hear one khosi player saying they'll defend both nedbank and league in the coming week even tomorrow,this is how delussional these people are.

Amakhosiboy
posted: 2014-05-03 16:26:31

Football is a cruel game we deserved to win that match

Can Do
posted: 2014-05-03 16:27:09

This Vilakazi boy is just a gem...so odd that none of the so called big teams have expressed an interest in him... Anyway Pitso will probably grab him

Mavisto DOWNS Up
posted: 2014-05-03 16:27:26

Hahaha

Andres 84
posted: 2014-05-03 16:28:12

Yebo bhakaniya. They won the league especially bcoz other teams ayedla amafinyila nje. Akukho lutho lapha

Can Do
posted: 2014-05-03 16:28:27

KC season is over...u had your turn last season...

chokocha
posted: 2014-05-03 16:29:21

The did but he brushed them aside bcos he wants to pursue his career overseas,I like him too.

Andres 84
posted: 2014-05-03 16:29:49

Chiefs want him but can't afford him. Wits asked for R10 mil for him.

BucsSAGalaxy
posted: 2014-05-03 16:31:35

Gautrain got a tire puncture, and crushed as the driver was over speeding and suspected to be drunk, the passengers are no where to be seen at the site of the incident, police though are continuing to take samples of the yellow remains, meanwhile people watching from the sidelines cannot help but continue to laugh at the incident uncontrollably, as it reminds them of the generations soapy that suks so much but continues to be aired on tv as if its wat people pay tv licenses for, but i m told the train was a family business train and the passengers where just taken over and got a ride when warned the train was made of plastic

KhosiKrazy
posted: 2014-05-03 16:32:01

This season we were reclaiming the tears.Anyway winning it last year was a fluke,we just proved it.Congratulations to Wits

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