Kaizer Chiefs were made to sweat for their place in the
last 16 of the Nedbank Cup as they sneaked past Black Leopards 1-0 at the Peter
Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Knowledge Musona’s goal in the 110th minute of
the match was the difference between the two sides.
There was an early chance for the home team to go in
front with just five minutes on the clock.
David Zulu’s shot from just six-yards out on goal was
deflected wide by a Chiefs defender with Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo
Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite could have given his side
the lead in the 30th minute when he was at the end of a well worked
The tall Chiefs defender met George Maluleka’s cross at
the back post and unleashed a powerful shot with his left foot that brought the
best out of Leopards keeper Jacob Mokhasi.
Leopards dominated most of the match and poor decisions
in the final third cost them as they let Chiefs off the hook on numerous
Five minutes before the end of the match Karabo Tshepe
tested Khuzwayo when a Chiefs defenders retreated and allowed him space - he
cracked a long range shot which Khuzwayo spectacularly finger tipped over the
The match went into extra time and that was where the
experience of Chiefs paid off over their National First Division opponents.
With just ten minutes remaining in the match Leopards
shot themselves in the foot with an error at the back.
After a miscue from a Leopards defender the ball fell
into the path of Tshabalala who then found Musona and the Zimbabwean
international fired a shot past Mokhasi for the winning goal.
(0)1 Musona 110’
Leopards: Mokhasi, Manaka, Mabotja (Ramodumo 102’), Munganga, Nyirenda, Munyai, Mumuni, Tshepe,
Ntshangase (Ndebele 86’), Ndou (Amidu 69’),
Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gaxa, Gould, Mashamaite, Mtsweni,
Katsande, Maluleka (Letsholonyane 66’), Tshabalala, Lebese, Nkosi (Rusike 87’),
Mphela (Musona 65’)