Chiefs into TKO semi-finals

2017-11-05 18:30
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Port Elizabeth - Chippa United were dumped out of the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.

The hosts looked confident and at their fluent best but almost fell behind as early as the fourth minute when Bernard Parker found the net. However, it was rightly ruled out for offside.

Two close calls for the Chiefs defence came in quick succession with Itumeleng Khune having to be called on to keep the scores level and it proved crucial as Steve Komphela's side took the lead.

Chippa would have felt hard done by, though, as James Okwuosa's slight nudge saw Joseph Molangoane tumble in the area for a spot-kick. Parker stepped up to convert from 12 yards out, much to the annoyance of Daniel Akpeyi in the home goal.

The questionable officiating continued eight minutes later when Willard Katsande's goal was wrongly adjudged to be offside and both teams were left incensed at the half-time whistle.

In the second-half, Moloi's men produced some wonderful patient, attacking football, but they were left frustrated by their lack of composure and Chiefs' organisation at the back.

But as full-time approached, a coming together between Khune and Kurt Lentjies saw the game halted for six minutes before both players were stretchered off and transported to a nearby hospital.

And the controversy didn't end there, as the break in play wasn't accounted for in a brief stoppage-time period as Daniel Cardoso breathed a sigh of relief, having taken Khune's gloves for the final moments of the clash.


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