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Billiat Makes Debut As Chiefs Defend Maize Cup Title

Maze Cup Final Report: Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars 14 July 2018

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By Soccer Laduma - Jul 14, 2018 06:15 PM

Maze Cup Final 

Result: Kaizer Chiefs 1 (6)- (5)1 Free State Stars

Date: 14 July 2018

Venue: James Motlatsi Stadium

Kaizer Chiefs successfully defended their Maize Cup title after defeating Free State Stars 6-5 on penalties on Saturday evening.

Khama Billiat, Virgil Vries, Kabelo Mahlasela and Letlhogonolo Mirwa were all handed debuts for the Soweto giants.

Amakhosi started the match at a high tempo and nearly drew first blood in the first few minutes but Stars goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare was alert.

The Bethlehem outfit could not get out of their own half in the first quarter of an hour as Patrick Mabedi’s charges were pressing high.

Mahlasela had a wonderful opportunity to open the scoring for Chiefs in the 21st minute after going through inside the box but he fluffed his chance.

Leonardo Castro eventually broke the deadlock for Amakhosi in the 29th minute with a strike at the far post after Khama Billiat forced an error inside the box, of 1-0.

Castro almost got a second goal for the Glamour Boys six minutes before the break with a strike at the near post but Sangare made a good save.

Ea Lla Koto did see a bit more of the ball in the closing stages of the half, but they were unable to carve out a clear-cut opening.

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Congolese forward Harris Tschilbou should have equalised for Stars on the hour-mark after finding himself with space and time in the goal-mouth area but he opted for a spectacular over-head kick that was tipped over the bar by Chiefs’ new shot-stopper Vries.

Mabedi’s troops were defending deep in their own half with 20 minutes left, handing over the initiative to attack to Luc Eymael’s men.

Stars were awarded a penalty eight minutes before time after a tough challenge inside the box and new recruit Eleazar Rodgers calmly converted the spot-kick, 1-1.

The two sides could not get the winner in regulation time as they were hobbling towards the end and the match went into penalties, where the Soweto giants held their nerve to triumph 6-5.

Here's how they lined up:

Chiefs: 16. Vries, 3. Mathoho, 4. Cardoso, 24. Mirwa, 18. Moleko, 10. Ntshangase, 31. Katsande, 23. Molongoane, 11. Billiat, 17. Mahlasela, 8. Castro.


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Juninho13 Joined: 22 Sep 2016
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Juninho13 Jul 21, 2018 11:03 AM
Billiat is relegated to a starless, cupless coachless preseason winning cows. And they are prepare to pray to him for miracles, they even went to Zim to persuade Billiat ancestors to bring faded glory back to the zoo. This is SHAME.
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Carder305 Jul 16, 2018 09:51 AM
Maize Chiefs, that seems right!
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magents02 Jul 16, 2018 08:02 AM
He was just a shadow of himself
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sxivovo Jul 16, 2018 07:55 AM
BCM = Buffalo City Municipality (Billiat,Castro and Mahlasela)
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Michaeltshigama Jul 15, 2018 09:44 PM
Ladies n gentleman, let's give Brown envelopes fc a round of applause for defending the CAF MAIZE CUP
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@AyandaM Jul 15, 2018 06:41 PM
9 Mahala Ha players in a space of a month..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkk
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@AyandaM Jul 15, 2018 06:36 PM
At least Chiefs has won Maize cup with their signings.what did Rats won with their 9 free players????
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Michaeltshigama Jul 15, 2018 03:38 PM
Cowditor give us some serious news coz my beloved team is in Togo preparing for a very crucial game not this circus about Brown envelopes fc nonsense
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Hlasela_Khosi Jul 15, 2018 03:28 PM
Hurt them COWditor....kikikiki Khosi news 4 life
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Matayitayi Jul 15, 2018 01:28 PM
The boys are happy @ Togo akere
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Matayitayi Jul 15, 2018 01:27 PM
Khama you will only win pre-season friendly tournaments ,that's the way it is @zoo.
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Mzi4Pool Jul 15, 2018 12:23 PM
So Zebbies have won 80kg Shaya Maize Meal hehehe
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Mzi4Pool Jul 15, 2018 12:22 PM
Impala Maize Meal FC at it again tjreeee
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MDANANA Jul 15, 2018 12:16 PM
No change you see! Another draw on top of the many previous seasons draws
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setlaboswana Jul 15, 2018 11:36 AM
@Khosi4Life - Say It As It Is, if I say Gianni is too old for a person his age, you will accuse me of being possessed with family business.
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setlaboswana Jul 15, 2018 11:23 AM
@Khosi4Life - Say It As It Is, family business made a statement after Gianni 's appointment, the statement left me speechless, they basically confirmed Gianni 's appointment, the statement went on to state that they preferred Gianni because of his previous experience in the PSL and in Africa with Es Satif, they summed up by saying they are in charge. I don't understand why you are saying I am possessed with family business.
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setlaboswana Jul 15, 2018 10:58 AM
@Khosi4Life - Say It As It Is, my comment about Bobby losing some kilos has been amended. The second part of my comment about his financial status has been taken out. The first part of my comment reflect my observation and I still stand by it.
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CoolJ_o_Wise Jul 15, 2018 10:54 AM
I think we still need 2 or 3 big names to stabilize our scoud but I think again they did well all in all, just we need more quality to challenge for any silverware
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chaledi Jul 15, 2018 10:40 AM
@edga david They are not free agents
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SowetoBOY Jul 15, 2018 10:39 AM
Yho what a long headline.

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