Bloemfontein - Lincoln
Zvasiya’s goal handed Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 win over
Bloemfontein Celtic in a Nedbank Cup quarter-final clash at the Free State
Stadium here on Saturday evening.
Chiefs started the game the brighter of the
two sides as they looked to yet again silence a vocal Phunya Sele Sele crowd.
Chiefs beat Celtic 3-0 at the same venue 13 days earlier in a League game.
Chiefs dominated the first 10 minutes of
the encounter, keeping hold of possession and attacking the Phunya Sele Sele
goal with pace. The Soweto giants though couldn’t find the killer ball into the
VIDEO: Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, highlights
Despite AmaKhosi’s early dominance, the
home side created the first real chance of the match through Lennox Bacela in
the 24th minute.
Joel Mogorosi’s low ball into the box was
parried by Itumeleng Khune straight to Bacela but the forward only manage to
direct his header way over the crossbar.
Bacela had another great chance 10 minutes
later. Limbikani Mzsva played a brilliant ball into the striker but he could
only manage to direct his effort straight at Khune from close range.
Celtic were slow out of the blocks but
created the better chances of the first half.
The home side started the second stanza the
better of the two sides, winning a corner straight from the kick-off as they
looked to find an early goal.
It was the away side though who opened the
scoring on the day through Zvasiya
in the 57th minute. There appeared to be confusion as the goal was initially
credited to a Dominic Isaacs own-goal following a corner. However, Zimbabwean
Zvasiya was later credited with the goal.
Celtic pushed forward in search of the
equaliser but they struggled to break down the stubborn Chiefs defence and were
subsequently limited to long range efforts.
Second half substitute Ruzaigh Gamildien
had a great opportunity to take the tie into extra time in the last minute of
The midfielder met a ball from the left
flank sweetly on the volley but Khune was up to the task to secure victory for
Chiefs join SuperSport United in the last
four of the competition after Matsatsantsa beat Maritzburg United 2-1 earlier on