Amakhosi edged closer to ending their trophy drought

Chiefs see the Nedbank Cup as the ideal chance to win some silverware after three years.

Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs alleviated into the Nedbank Cup last four after thrashing Cape Town City by 2-0 in a sold-out crowd at Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga.

The Soweto giants were by far the better side in the first half and deservedly got the opening goal scored by Hendrick ‘Pule’ Ekstein in the 30th minute. It meant that Amakhosi got into half-time full of confidence to win the game.

Second half substitute Dumisani Zuma, who replaced Ramahlwe Mphahlele, gave Chiefs a two-goal cushion 11 minutes into the second stanza.

Amakhosi made three changes, giving a start to Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana while Teenage Hadebe and Hendrick Ekstein returned to the side.

After the match, Cape Town City’s Coach Benni McCarthy accepted that his players were overawed by a sell-out crowd at Mbombela stadium and hence led to them not playing their normal game.

 “It was a great spectacle overall. Chiefs thoroughly deserved it, from start to finish they showed more desire than us,” McCarthy said.’

The fixtures for the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup were revealed on Sunday afternoon, and Chiefs will come up against Chippa United.F

Full draw fixture:

Chippa United v Kaizer Chiefs

Golden Arrows v TS Galaxy

By Mndaba Lindelani

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