Siyabonga Ngezana of Kaizer Chiefs and Phetso Maphanga of Chippa United during the2017 Telkom Knockout game between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 05 Novemberr 2017 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix
Sunday Nov 05, 2017. 17:31
Kaizer Chiefs beat Chippa United 1-0 in a Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-final match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
As a result, Amakhosi booked their place in the semi-finals, while Chilli Boys are eliminated from the tournament.
Itumeleng Khune, the Chiefs shot-stopper, was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the early stages of the encounter.
The 30-year-old made a good save from Mpho Mvelase’s effort in the 7th minute, before denying the United winger again 17 minutes later.
But Chiefs were awarded a penalty after Chiefs winger Joseph Molangoane was fouled inside the United box a minute before the half-hour mark.
Chiefs veteran forward Bernard Parker made no mistake from the spot-kick as he scored to make it 1-0 to Chiefs.
United, who were desperate for an equalizing goal, were then awarded a free-kick in a promising area on the stroke of half-time.
However, Andile Mbenyane fired just over the crossbar and score was 1-0 to Chiefs during the half-time break.
United coach Teboho Moloi made the first change of the game five minutes after the restart with Samuel Julies replacing Lerato Manzini.
Former Mamelodi Sundowns winger Julies tried to make an immediate impact, but his long range shot was well saved by Khune in the 53rd minute.
The Chilli Boys were finding it difficult to unlock the Amakhosi defence which was marshalled by Daniel Cardoso.
However, the hosts applied some pressure on the Amakhosi defence in the closing stages of the action-packed encounter.
Amakhosi’s inspirational captain Khune got injured in stoppage time and he was replaced by Cardoso in goal as the visitors had used all their substitutes.
Chiefs held on to their slender lead in stoppage time and they emerged 1-0 winners against United.
United (0) 0
Chiefs (1) 1 (Parker 31′)
United: Akpeyi, Macheke, Okwuosa, Konqobe (Sekola 88′), Maphanga, Mako, Mdlinzo, Mabaso, Mvelase, Mbenyane (Lentjies 55′), Manzini (Julies 50′).
Chiefs: Khune , Cardoso, Mathoho, Ngezana, Zulu, Katsande, Meyiwa, Ekstein (Zuma 67′), Tshabalala (Malope 82′), Molangoane, Parker (Paez 78′).