Chiefs hand Magic FC a lesson in finesse in 3-0 win

Kaizer Chiefs were taken to extra-time once again as they defeated third tier outfit, The Magic FC by 3-0 to advance to the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals.

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Ernst Middendorp’s charges came close to getting an early goal as newly promoted, Happy Mashiane unleashed a left-footed strike from range that missed the bottom post by inches.

Amakhosi continued to dominate. The Cape Town side struggled to get on the ball for majority of the half and spent most of the time defending crosses, which they managed to deal with as the lively Happy Mashiane was let down by his delivery on a few occasions.

Unfortunately, that was the trend for the rest of the half as Chiefs only other opening arrived through a Daniel Cardoso header that sailed over the crossbar.

Chiefs applied the pressure in the closing stages but they could not find the back of the net.

Amakhosi were handed a lifeline through Cardo’s penalty in the 105th minute later after they were awarded a penalty when Billiat was brought down in the box.

Philani Zulu, who replaced Mashiane just after the first stanza of extra-time, doubled the lead for Chiefs and Billial rounded off the scoring in the final game.

Meanwhile, TS Galaxy advanced to the quarter finals after defeating Jomo Cosmos by 1-0.

By Mndaba Lindelani

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