Chiefs through to Coke Cup semifinals
Kaizer Chiefs continued their dominance over Dynamos when they handed the Dynamites a 4-0 drubbing at the FNB Stadium on Saturday in a quarterfinal Coca-Cola Cup match.
Chiefs earned their place in the semifinals while the Limpopo-based club settled for R200 000 for their participation in the R2-million competition.
AmaKhosi led 2-0 at half-time.
Arthur Zwane scored the first goal in the 26th minute. He was fed a through pass by Scara Ngobese.
John “Shoes” Mosheou increased the lead with a rather soft goal in the 37th minute. Defender Rodney Thobejane tried to clear but missed the ball completely, and Mosheou pounced to lob the ball past goalkeeper Arthur Baartman.
Cliff Ntiwane missed a golden opportunity to reduce Dynamos’ deficit in the 44th minute while striker David Radebe also failed to score what could have been the easiest of goals a minute later.
With Baartman to beat, Radebe shot straight at the ‘keeper.
Mosheou was thwarted by Baartman in the 54th minute and Zwane’s long strike was blocked by Baartman a minute later.
AmaKhosi began exerting pressure and forced Dynamos to defend in much bigger numbers.
Poor goalkeeping by Baartman in the 56th minute saw Radebe register his name on the scorer’s list. Baartman saved a header from Simphiwe Mkhonza but he failed to hold on to the ball. It rolled to Radebe, who stabbed home an easy goal.
Kabamba Musasa, who replaced Collins Mbesuma in the 63rd minute, came close in the 85th minute but his strike was blocked by Baartman.
Chiefs, who were on the prowl, won their fourth corner kick in the 86th minute. Ngobese rolled the ball to Musasa whose header was blocked by Baartman.
Again Baartman could not hold the ball and Radebe, who was close by the action, had no difficulty confirming his brace to give Chiefs their fourth goal.
But the margin was not a true reflection of the game. It was a dull affair that was played in front of a paltry crowd, considering the number of Chiefs fans.
Referee Morne Daniels booked Dynamos’ Martin Carelse and Ntiwane in the 82nd and 87th minutes respectively while Fabian McCarthy was the only player from Chiefs to be cautioned—in the 60th minute.
But Ntiwane’s booking was unfair. It was a fair tackle on Chiefs goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez.
Thirty-five goals have so far been scored during this year’s Coke Cup competition, which means R350 000—R10 000 per goal—will be donated to six orphanages.
In fact, the sponsors kick-started the programme by donating R100 000.—Sapa