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Nedbank Cup Semi-Final Report: Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars 21 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 21, 2018 10:14 PM

Nedbank Cup 

Result: Kaizer Chiefs 0-2 Free State Stars

Date: 21 April 2018

Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium

Kaizer Chiefs will end trophyless for a third season in a row after they lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-final on Saturday evening.

Congolese striker Harris Tchilimbou netted inside 45 seconds to give Ea Lla Koto the lead with a downward header inside the box following a teasing cross from Nyiko Mobbie on the right wing.

Joseph Molangoane should have leveled matters for Amakhosi in the 10th minute after being sent through on goal but Stars goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni made a low save.

Tchilimbou doubled Ea Lla Koto’s lead in the 33rd minute after being allowed space in the box to turn, control and fire a low effort past Amakhosi shot-stopper Itumeleng Khune.

Chiefs’ defence was seemingly in disarray five minutes before the break as they were making errors and lacked communication.

Eymael’s troops managed to hold onto their two-goal cushion going into the break.

Sinethemba Jantjie almost made it 3-0 to Ea Lla Koto a minute into the second half after going through one-on-one with Khune but fired wide.

Leonardo Castro should have pulled a goal back for Amakhosi seven minutes into the second stanza with a free-header inside box but guided his effort wide following a brilliant cross from Ryan Moon.

Komphela’s men were a much-improved side after introducing striker Castro in place of defender Tsepo Masilela, although they were vulnerable to counter-attacks.

Hendrick Ekstein should have got on the scoresheet in the 66th minute for Amakhosi after being set up in the centre of the box with plenty space but his side-footed shot was brilliantly saved by Ngobeni to preserve Stars’ two-goal cushion.

Siphelele Mthembu almost sealed the match 17 minutes from time for Stars with thumping strike from the edge of the box that was saved by Khune at full-stretch.

The Glamour Boys struggled to combine in the final stages of the half as Stars held on for the win to secure their spot in the final.

Here's how they lined up:

Chiefs: 32. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 3. Mathoho, 24. Masilela, 22. Zulu (Zuma 37'), 23. Molangoane, 13. Katsande, 27. Ekstein, 25. Parker, 14. Tshabalala, 29. Moon

Subs: 16. Khuzwayo, 12. Maluleka, 2. Mphahlele, 8. Castro, 30. Ngezana, 28. Zuma, 5. Ntshangase. 

Stars: 32. Ngobeni, 5. Masehe, 2. Mobbie, 28. Mahamutsa, 22. Keita, 29. Phungwayo, 21. Mthembu, 27. Tchilimbou, 26. Dlamini, 11. Jantjie, 50. Vilakazi.

Subs: 23. Sangare, 4. Makhehleni, 39. Cosse, 3. Anas, 20. Mashego, 6. Teyise, 13. Maphakisa.


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21 Apr 2018 20:15 Moses Mabhida Stadium Nedbank Cup
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Yalla kotlo. .........Kikikikikiki
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MfanoYellow Apr 22, 2018 02:14 PM
Please give us a signal on how Chips can lose all remaining games
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@MfanoYellow I'm also over the moon
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MfanoYellow Apr 22, 2018 10:47 AM
I'm over the moon
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magwazimbobo Apr 22, 2018 10:45 AM
Chiefs has a gud game just dat de players were not willing to play for the coach. How one can miss such sitters? The players are responsible for de job loss of bra Stephen.
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pato Apr 22, 2018 10:08 AM
Hooligans must be dealt with accordingly, Kaizer Chiefs Football Club is a disgrace to say the least....why burn the stadium????
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tebogo gm mahlaba Apr 22, 2018 09:48 AM
In defence chiefs they wer not solid,how can he play the unfit Masilela against the hard working team of Free state stars,Molangoane should have start on the wing with Rama Rihgt back to put presure on phungwayo.with tower and Cardoso plaing center back and zulu on the left back
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“We enjoy playing in Durban. We usually get good support there. We want to make our supporters happy and grab this opportunity to reach a cup final with both hands. We will try our level best to win this trophy.” (Ekstein)......“We haven’t won anything for the past three seasons, and I think we need to win this weekend’s game more than Free State Stars do. In fact, we need the Nedbank Cup as a whole because it also comes with CAF qualification, so this is the one we’re pinning our focus on.” (Ngezana)..................oh nkosi yami ngoba ukungazi kufana nokungaboni.
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khosibybirth548 Apr 22, 2018 09:26 AM
The actions of the supporters were directly proportional to the pain and embarrassment caused by one man, Steve.
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Golden Sword Apr 22, 2018 09:25 AM
Hahahaha wish chiefsnmadoda!!
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khosibybirth548 Apr 22, 2018 09:23 AM
@Mzwahshimzo Spot on!
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Junero Apr 22, 2018 09:10 AM
People were starting to fill the stadiums now zebra idiots happen.. Nxa
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Faysal Apr 22, 2018 09:09 AM
I don't mind losing teams lose its part of football but it became too much for us to handle league games cup games cup finals for 3 seasons don't blame us still no excuses of what happened
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MakhiloBJ Apr 22, 2018 09:08 AM
Where is Mphahlele kwaaaaaaaaa, I like when this fool is hurt. Kwaaaaaa, hey, Tsepo Masilela usesekhona? Cha, iChiefs iyabeka madoda, soon soon siyobona kudlala Rudolph Seale kwaaaaaaaaa
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Mshayiwamateam Apr 22, 2018 09:05 AM
@Dangerous when provoked all of a sudden youhave became a new version of steve
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Dangerous when provoked Apr 22, 2018 08:55 AM
The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man. Its nobody's fault that Chiefs lost. It's part of the game. There should be a winner and the loser in the game not lives of people and destruction of property. All teams do lose games. People should learn to accept defeat. Insult other teams and laughing at them its just stupidity. Whoever comments insulting a team that has lost does not understand sports. Speedy recovery to those who are injured.
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TAXorVAT Apr 22, 2018 08:49 AM
Morena Tschilimbou o e dirile taba! . . . .

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