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Chiefs Down Baroka To Secure Nedbank Cup Semi-Final Spot

Nedbank Cup Report: Kaizer Chiefs v Baroka 31 March 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 31, 2018 10:08 PM
Nedbank Cup
 
Result: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Baroka FC
 
Date: 31 March 2018
 
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
 
Kaizer Chiefs advanced to the Nedbank Cup semi-finals after defeating Baroka FC 1-0 in a highly entertaining clash on Saturday evening.
 
Bakgaga took the match to Amakhosi in the opening exchanges, seemingly eager to draw first blood.
 
Steve Komphela’s charges were sloppy in midfield and showed nerves in the first quarter of the match while the visitors were always first on the ball and confident.
 
However, Ryan Moon nearly gave Amakhosi the lead in the 16th minute with a header at the back post but Bakgaga goalkeeper Ayanda Dlamini made a brilliant low save.
 
Baroka striker Gift Motupa nearly caught Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune off his line on 25 minutes, but his lob sailed over the target.
 
Ramahlwe Mphahlele should have sent Komphela’s men ahead on the half-hour mark after a poor clearance fell kindly on his lap at the back post but his shot was saved by Dlamini.
 
Moon was unfortunate not to find the back of the net in the 35th minute for the Soweto giants as his curling shot hit the upright from inside the box, while the follow-up from man of the match Hendrik Ekstein was denied by the keeper.
 
However, Eric Mathoho did break the deadlock for the hosts a minute later with a header from Siphiwe Tshabalala's corner after a period of sustained pressure, 1-0.
 
Chiefs were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half-time when Castro was brought down, but Moon produced a horrendous effort and curled his shot over the bar.
 
The tempo of the match increased in the first 10 minutes of the second stanza as both sides were not holding back going forward and in challenges.
 
Richard Matloga was unlucky not to find the equaliser for Bakgaga on the hour-mark with a bullet header that clipped the upright.
 
The two sides were losing the ball far too cheaply, which led to a scrappy affair for a period in the half.
 
Baroka were not troubling Amakhosi goalkeeper Khune with 10 minutes left to play as they were running out of steam.
 
In the end, Amakhosi were conditioned better physically in this frantic tie and managed to hold out to book a spot in the semi-finals of the competition.
 
Here's how they line up:
 
Chiefs: 32. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 2. Mphahlele, 20. Hadebe, 3. Mathoho, 22. Zulu, 13. Katsande, 27. Ekstein, 14. Tshabalala, 8. Castro, 29. Moon,
 
Subs: 16, Khuzwayo, 25. Parker, 12. Maluleka, 9. Páez, 23. Molangoane, 6. Jayiya, 26. Zuma.
 
Baroka: 33. Dlamini, 12. Motupa, 15. Mothupa, 29. Mohwaletseng, 13. Sidumo, 7. Chawaphihwa, 24. Banda, 2. Kgoetyane, 17. Ngalande, 8. Mdantsane, 4. Madubanya.
 
Subs: 16. Vries, 25. Sodi, Soso, 18. Mapheto, 14. Mosele, 38. Mabotja, 12, Matloga.


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DubulaMkhaba Joined: 31 Jan 2011
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DubulaMkhaba Jul 10, 2018 04:33 PM
@setlaboswana Pardon me for placing myself at the same level and category as yourself. I don't know how may times I must keep on reminding myself never to argue with a certain category of people
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NO1 Apr 07, 2018 03:08 PM
Again??
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setlaboswana Apr 03, 2018 01:23 PM
@DubulaMkhaba, what an insult! I don't think you understood my point. All I am saying is that Mathoho has been tall for the past two seasons, but fau remained useless.
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setlaboswana Apr 03, 2018 12:22 PM
@DubulaMkhaba, what an insult! I don't think you understood my point. All I am saying is that Mathoho has been tall for the past two seasons, but fau remained useless.
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DubulaMkhaba Apr 03, 2018 10:07 AM
@setlaboswana I thought you had got the idea when Lulikho enlightened you that Chiefs fortunes don't depend on your lame wishes for good things to happen for them. As for your persistent insistence on Mathoho's height and its contribution to Chiefs win against Baroka, you make me really wonder if there is any grey matter in that thick skull of yours or just a vacuum.
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Bskgomo Apr 02, 2018 04:43 PM
If mathoho was short bt thing is not working mothoho is long
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SIBONISO259@GMAIL.COM Apr 02, 2018 02:37 PM
well done
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setlaboswana Apr 02, 2018 12:05 PM
@Ntsika239, I don't believe what I am reading from your written respond to my comment. Are you really telling me Mathoho 's height is fau 'strength? You expect to win championships with what you call strength. By the way, where was that strength for the past two seasons? Was Mathoho short for the past two seasons and only became a little bit taller from fau 's two previous fixtures? Madoda!!! I am give up...
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Ntsika239 Apr 02, 2018 10:30 AM
@setlaboswana u claim to know football but u don't ...in football every team has its strengths, Pirates rely on pacey players, u can't fault them for tat ...chiefs rely mostly on set pieces n u can't fault it for tat ...
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Dvdee Apr 02, 2018 09:08 AM
Weldone Coach
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setlaboswana Apr 02, 2018 08:23 AM
@generalmj, definitely not, what I am illustrating is that Prof Komphela have exhausted his tactics, he is now relying on Mathoho 's height.
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generalmj Apr 02, 2018 08:08 AM
@setlaboswana if Mathoho was short? That's a lame excuse. He is not and what are you going to do about it? Tell his parents to reverse his birth?
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Harlodeep SA Apr 02, 2018 04:24 AM
congratulations to the khosi nation nice work keep it up,even though our neighbors against every good thing we achieve
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MSANDROTIC Apr 01, 2018 05:15 PM
Congratulations boys
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khosibybirth548 Apr 01, 2018 05:10 PM
@the great khosiological I'm being cautious, we can do better. Steve must never repeat his stupid formation
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 01, 2018 02:29 PM
Abafana bokuthetha ngentlungu zikaKomphela
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setlaboswana Apr 01, 2018 02:28 PM
@lulikho, no...no...no...I don't see what you referred to as "lame wishes" here. If Mathoho was short, fau would not have scored last night.
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lulikho Apr 01, 2018 01:54 PM
@setlaboswana You sound hurt my cow. Whether u believe chiefs will or not go through...that doesn't depend on your lame wishes.
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Apr 01, 2018 12:43 PM
@Nhlpato Remind them not just a double treble even a treble on it's own was history made.
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MALOSE Apr 01, 2018 11:44 AM
I only saw 1st half of the game and I was impressed with moon’s contribution even though he missed a penalty with the right coach he will do wonders oh and For the 1st time since I joined soccer Laduma I will humbly say Pule played well keep it up

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