Soweto - A hat-trick from Siphelele Mthembu led Kaizer Chiefs to a 4-0
victory over Edu Sports FC in a Nedbank Cup, Last 32 match at the FNB Stadium on
The opening half saw the Amakhosi with the lion’s share of
possession as Edu Sports opted to sit back in defence and get numbers behind
It worked for the large part as the minnows from the fourth-tier
of South African football kept the Soweto Giants at bay with their
Chances on goal were not prevalent and Chiefs only had their first
decent effort in the 18th minute when Siphiwe Tshabalala met a left
wing cross from Ovidy Karuru, but Bongani Dhladhla denied him from close range
with a reflex save.
Seconds later the Amakhosi made their dominance pay off when
Mthembu headed home a cross from Kgotso Moleko, 1-0.
Chiefs continued to dominate matters after that, but poor passing
and bad shooting saw them fail to extend their lead before the break
The second 45 saw a much more clinical Amakhosi side and they
doubled their lead in the 63rd minute when Mthembu headed home a
cross from Tshabalala, 2-0.
Two substitutes combined for Chiefs’ third goal in the 84th
minute when Katlego Mphela headed home a cross from Hendrick Ekstein, 3-0.
Mthembu grabbed his hat-trick in the 94th minute when
he headed home a corner-kick from Tshabalala, 4-0
Khune (Pieterse 69’), Moleko, Gould, Gordinho, Mtsweni, Bukenya,
Nkosi (Ekstein 71’), Tshabalala, Karuru, Zulu (Mphela 71’), Mthembu
Edu Sports FC
Dhladhla, Monama, Ngoetjana, S. Sibiya, V. Sibiya (Manaka 34’),
Phasoa, Matlou, T. Ledwaba, Bokaba (Ledwaba 89’), K. Phalane, T. Phalane