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Chiefs’ Chance To Defend Maize Cup, Three Clubs Confirmed

Kaizer Chiefs And Three Other Teams To Feature In Maize Cup

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 06, 2018 05:46 PM

Kaizer Chiefs are set to get a chance to defend their Maize Cup trophy this month, with tournament details now confirmed.

Amakhosi are the defending champions of the Maize Cup, with the Soweto giants having won last year’s edition of the four-team tournament after beating Free State Stars 1-0 in the final. 

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George Lebese, who is now with Mamelodi Sundowns, scored the goal that handed Chiefs their 1-0 win over Ea Lla Koto in July last year.  

Ea Lla Kot have confirmed that they will again participate in this year’s tournament alongside Amakhosi, Chippa United and Buya Msuthu from the ABC Motsepe League.

“Free State Stars return to action in the Maize Cup 2018 that takes place on Saturday, 14 July in the North West Province. The four teams that will take part are Free State Stars, defending champions Kaizer Chiefs, Chippa United and ABC Motsepe League side Buya Msuthu,” confirmed Stars on the club’s official website.

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“The Maize Cup is a pre-season, one-day tournament that was launched in July 2015 in Delareyville. It was originally known as the Bokone Bophirima Maize Triangle Challenge, launched in partnership with the provincial Governments of the Free State and Mpumalanga.

“Platinum Stars won the inaugural Maize Cup, beating Bloemfontein Celtic, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Township Rollers from Botswana, while Orlando Pirates ousted Platinum Stars in the second edition. Last year, Amakhosi edged Ea Lla Koto 1-0 at the James Motlatsi Stadium,” confirmed the Bethlehem outfit.

After the Maize Cup, Chiefs will look to finalise their preparations for the match against Mamelodi Sundowns in the inaugural Shell Helix Cup at FNB Stadium on July 21.  


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Ambzo Joined: 01 Jun 2017
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Ambzo Jul 12, 2018 03:57 PM
Preseason tournaments can be fruitful if properly used they give you an opportunity to work on combinations and assess players fitness levels so go for it prove to us that you worthy to wear the Jersey in the new season ,as for the signings we have a perfectly balanced team we only need a coach with a good football brains period .
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Jul 09, 2018 10:03 AM
That's what they do better, maize cup, lol, so Billiat signed for zebras to play in the maize meal cartoon cup while his maides are playing in CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
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khosibybirth548 Jul 09, 2018 09:48 AM
We are now beginning to see signs of another mediocre season. As I said earlier, we only signed Billiat. Vries we can't count. Dax isnt a certainty thus far. Do we expect that Billiat on his own will transform Chiefs to worldbeaters...surely not. We've know our club to move swiftly when signing players. Right now we are getting worried. The signs are a cause for discomfort. Please Mr Motaung (Kaizer), give us a coach. Finalise Dax saga and sign at least two more quality players. I believe that Dax, Mahlasela, Billiat and Castro, would give us the results. However, they need back up. That backup cannot be Shabba and Parker.
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khosibybirth548 Jul 09, 2018 09:40 AM
Right now we are told our club isn't in a rush to appoint a coach, fair enough. We wouldn't want to see that either. However, it does call for an indictment because it was clear from very long ago that Steve's contract wasn't gonna be renewed. Players are able to sign pre-contracts with six months remaining, there was nothing stopping Chiefs from beginning the search as early as January. Anyone who'd claim that they were not aware that Khomphela was on his way, should get his head examined. We even saw Mabhida coming. We understand that Chiefs doesn't have a culture of firing coaches, but it was clear that Khomphela is one coach who didn't deserve to be at the helm. Chiefs defies logic.
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ndoudowns Jul 09, 2018 08:11 AM
They will win it again with their eyes closed
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Schakos Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Schakos Jul 09, 2018 07:48 AM
@chiefs is useless hahaha "blocking to impress "
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Schakos Jul 09, 2018 07:44 AM
@Nhlpato Obviously you didn't understand me hence you are arguing out of ignorance. We are currently playing in the CCL not Pirates.
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chaledi Jul 08, 2018 01:24 PM
They are free agents fc .They specialize in plastic cups.Trust me they will win it with flying colours.
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 07, 2018 10:24 PM
I see zebras holding a casket here, is the maize cup inside or what? Sum1 is degrading the zoorena nation here
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chiefs is useless Jul 07, 2018 04:36 PM
@Nhlpato leave him alone juju he is blocking to impress, bucs will be playing in CCL whether haters like it or not
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Nhlpato Jul 07, 2018 02:55 PM
@Schakos dont you know tht caf has changed dates now ccl wil run concurrently with our leagu
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Nhlpato Jul 07, 2018 02:53 PM
@Schakos but bucs r gona play champs lig or dont you know wat r u trying to say
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sir Percy Jul 07, 2018 01:22 PM
That's where they are good at
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VERON KHOSI 26 Jul 07, 2018 12:59 PM
If u want ur topic 2 sweeten up put champions chiefs like cooking stewbeef put knorrs beefstork u will bite ur finger vanhu va minya swi datani himbitsi ya billiat xem
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khosibybirth548 Jul 07, 2018 12:56 PM
The coach saga must also be finalised. Otherwise I foresee another disappointment. I'd hate to see Billiat featuring in a mediocre team.
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khosibybirth548 Jul 07, 2018 12:55 PM
In January we signed 3 players. We expected more. In came Bobby to announce that we were done. The reality is that at this stage we signed only Billiat. Dax isn't a certainty. The question is, is that enough....I doubt. Please, we cannot continue to count on Parker and Shabba as players who are among match winners. Zuma, Mahlasela, Castro and Ntshangase must feature more. Billiat is an obvious match winner, but out attack needs to be refreshed. Parker and Shabba must be prepared for retirement. Slowly phased out. Chiefs must add at least two more quality player, and that excludes Dux. I hope we are not done in the market.
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Schakos Jul 07, 2018 12:31 PM
@chiefs is useless Only the Mighty Downs are the current participants in the CCL. Both Pirates and Chiefs are watching from the stands like always.
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Schakos Jul 07, 2018 12:28 PM
Chiefs should prepare themselves properly going to the 21st as we will be taking no prisoners
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chiefs is useless Jul 07, 2018 10:34 AM
While Bucs and dunusa will be busy playing CCL fau will be playing Maize meal Ton ton .....
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Mtwesi Jul 07, 2018 10:29 AM
Those are good preparations to test our formations for the season

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