Chiefs Miss Out On Confed Cup Spot
Score: Kaizer Chiefs 0-2 Chippa United
Date: 21 May 2016
Venue: FNB Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs missed out on a chance to finish third, after they lost 2-0 to Chippa United at the FNB Stadium.
Itumeleng Khune came to Chiefs' rescue after 11 minutes, as he rushed off his line to thwart Lerato Manzini from close range.
The visitors enjoyed a better start and they eventually took the lead in the 20th minute, as Buyani Sali broke through on goal and calmly slotted past Khune.
Chiefs had the chance to level matters in the 30th minute when Tshabalala picked out William Twala in the box, however the winger failed to control the ball and Chippa managed to clear.
Daniel Akpeyi had to be at his best in the 39th minute, as the Chippa shot-stopper produced a fine save to keep out Willard Katsande's towering header.
Chiefs had most of the possession statistics in the first half, but could not find the back of the net as they trailed at the break.
The opening stages second half proved to be a cagey affair, despite Chiefs once again seeing more of the ball.
However, Steve Komphela opted to make a change 10 minutes into the second half, introducing Lucky Baloyi for the departing Reneilwe Letsholonyane.
Erick Mathoho should have leveled matters in the 65th minute but the defender, unchallenged, headed over the crossbar from six-yards out.
Chiefs were made to rue that miss two minutes later, as Lerato Manzini fired a low effort past Khune to double Chippa's lead, after some superb build-up play.
Komphela withdrew Tshabalala for the final 10 minutes and introduced George Maluleka, but the score remained 2-0 to Chippa at the full-time whistle.
Chiefs have now finished the season in fifth and miss out on a CAF Confederation Cup spot. While, the Chilli Boys end the 2015-2016 campaign in sixth.
Here's how they will line-up:
Kaizer Chiefs: 32. Khune, 2. Gaxa, 83. Gould, 3. Mathoho, 24. Masilela, 31. Katsande, 29. Twala, 6. Letsholonyane (Baloyi 55'), 17. Lebese. 14 Tshabalala (Maluleka 77'), 25. Parker (Abraw 64')
Chippa United: 1. Akpeyi, 24. Thopola, 2. Okwuosa, 45. Maponyane, 13. Mthiyane, 8. Mlambo (Cloete 87'), 45. Zulu (Mbokoma 46'), 6. Sali (Chipeta 86'), 55. Zuke, 10. Mbenyane, 19. Manzini.