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League Cup

  • 20 October 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Charles Mopeli Stadium, Phuthaditjhaba, FS
  • Referee: L. Mfiki

Kaizer Chiefs won 4 - 2 on penalties

Live Commentary

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  • It is all over here at the Charles Mopeli Stadium, Chiefs advancing to the semis of the Telkom Knockout Cup with a 4-2 win over FS Stars.
  • Parker steps up to send Chiefs through to the semis with a powerful penalty. 4-2 it ends here at the Charles Mopeli.
  • Masehe easily beats Khune to make it 3-2.
  • Dladla scores with a cheeky chip!! 3-1 to Chiefs. Agyei going the wrong way again.
  • Bobe!! First goal for Stars. 2-1 to Chiefs.
  • Katsande easily makes it 2-0 to Chiefs sending Agyei the wrong way.
  • Akoriko comes up against Khune again, and Khune saves this time. Two terrific stops from the Chiefs keeper. Another advantage for Chiefs.
  • Yeye steps up and sends Agyei the wrong way. Stars 0-1 Chiefs.
  • Katlego Mashego takes the first penalty for Stars, and Khune saves!! Advantage to Chiefs.
  • Agyei stays on as Komphela changes his mind.
  • The winner will, this afternoon, be decided on penaltes. Agyei replaced by Motsoeneng for the penalties. I hope this won't backfire.
  • 120'
    That's it! Free State Stars 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs after 120 minutes of open play and now were are heading straight to the penalties to determine the winner.
  • 119'
    Stars with a chance from the free-kick, but Chiefs deal with it easily as we enter the final seconds of the game.
  • 117'
    Nkhatha tries to start the move, but fails to keep the ball in control and cheaply give a throw-in to Stars.
  • 115'
    The game has slowed down, and looks destined for penalties as both sides cannot penetrate each other.
  • 113'
    A chance for Stars!! Yende cleverly picks Masehe in the Chiefs box, but the Stars captain fails to connect with his bicycle-kick. It would have been a special goal for the former Sundowns man.
  • 111'
    Parker whips in a free-kick, but it evades everybody including the Stars defence. Goal-kick to Agyei. 
  • 110'
    We are in the last 10 minutes of this game, and Chiefs continue to knock on the Free Stars' door.
  • 108'
    Basit-Adams tries to combine with Abraw, but the pass is to heavy and it is Kaizer Chiefs throw.
  • 106'
    SubstitutionSiboniso Pa Gaxa Josta Shimane Dladla
  • 106'
    Dladla has replaced Gaxa on the right back position.
  • 106'
    Fans continue to boo Nkhatha as he gains possession; he plays the ball to Yeye, but Stars recovers in time.
  • 105'
    Gaxa is down, and he is seriously experiencing some cramps. Josta Dladla gets ready to come on, but the referee blows for halftime. We are 15 minutes away from penalties.
  • 102'
    SubstitutionAbdul-Basit Mohammed Mongezi Bobe
  • 102'
    Stars really trying hard to turn this game around, but fatigue is starting to creep in as we approach the halftime.
  • 99'
    Nkosi attempts to cross, but fails in his efforts as Agyei restarts the play. Do you think this game will be decided on penalties or one of the two sides will score in this extra time? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter. I am @ernestmakhaya.
  • 97'
    Lebese! The left-footed midfielder shoves the Stars defence into their own box, but let his shot sail over the bar with his weaker foot. It's still 1-1.
  • 96'
    Letsholonyane finds space outside the box, but the Chiefs midfielder blasts his shot low and off target. Stars a bit disorganized at the back.
  • 94'
    MASEHE!! The Stars captain gets his shot on target, and Khune is not too convincing there as he parries for a corner.
  • 93'
    Yellow Card Paulus Masehe
  • 92'
    Confirmed: Musona & Tshabalala were both withdrawn because of injuries. Musona reportedly dislocated his shoulder after that equalizer.
  • 91'
    The first half of extra time is underway, and Chiefs look to continue where they left off at the end of the second half.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionKnowledge Musona S. Nkosi
  • 90'
    Goal Knowledge Musona
  • 90'
    Both teams look comfortable, but the referee blows for fulltime, as Musona's late equalizer takes this game to extra time. It's still pouring, but fans are still waiting to celebrate with the winners.
  • 89'
    Chiefs fans now on their feet as we could go beyond 90 minutes to get the winners. Stars still very much in control despite conceding that goal.
  • 87'
    GOAL!! Musona scores the equalizer right at the death after a well played cross from Gaxa. 1-1 at Charles Mopeli.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionAbraw Camaldine Mthokozisi Yende
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Abraw Camaldine
  • 85'
    Nkhatha fails to make proper connection with the ball. He was clearly unmarked on the penalty spot. He should have at least hit the target.
  • 84'
    One must admit that Agyei has so far done well for Ea Lla Koto in this matchm, but there's still more minutes to play.
  • 83'
    Parker with another opportunity from distance, but Agyei dives to his left to make a good save.
  • 82'
    PARKER!! The Chiefs man shoots from outside box, but his shot comes off the crossbar with Agyei well beaten, but the Stars keeper recovers in time to save Nkhatha's casual shot from rebound. 
  • 80'
    Frustrating times for the Chiefs fans, as Nkhatha's shot is parried away for a corner by Agyei.
  • 78'
    Musona!! The Chiefs striker is picked by Parker on the edge of the Stars box, but he blasts his shot over the bar.
  • 75'
    Chiefs are starting to panic. I can see sense of urgency in their play, but Stars have been good defensively.
  • 72'
    GOAL!!! Sadate Akoriko steps up and coolly sends Khune the wrong way. Stars 1-0 Chiefs.
  • 71'
    Penalty Goal Sadat Ouro-Akoriko
  • 70'
    Katsande pulls Venter down inside the box, and Lwandile Mfiki doesn't hesitate and points it to the spot.
  • 70'
  • 69'
    Yellow Card Bernard Melvin Parker
  • 68'
    Yellow Card Sibusiso Mthethwa
  • 67'
    AGYEI SAVES PARKER'S PENALTY! The Stars keeper dives to his left to deny Chiefs the lead. A brilliant stop from Agyei. It remains 0-0. Unbelievable!  
  • 66'
    Sibusiso Mthethwa brings Parker down inside the box after a well played cross by Gaxa.
  • 66'
    Sibusiso Mthethwa brings Parker down inside the box after a well played cross by Gaxa.
  • 66'
  • 64'
    A chance for Stars to in front! Khune stretches to his right to concede a corner as Stars caught their opponents with the counter attack.
  • 63'
    Chiefs had their penalty appeal turned down, and a few seconds Lebese hits the post with Agyei off his line. Chiefs very unlucky there.
  • 62'
    Chiefs win a corner as Nkhatha's shot get deflected but Chiefs fail to capitalize.
  • 60'
    Lebese!!! Chiefs nearly break the deadlock as Lebese unleashes a rocket from distance, but it narrowly sails over the bar. Stars coach Komphela should be worried.
  • 59'
    Nkhatha replaces Nkhatha as Baxter looks to add more bodies in the final third. Parker drifts back to the midfield.
  • 58'
    SubstitutionLawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala Kingston Nkhatha
  • 58'
    Decent cross from Gaxa on the right, but it is too close to Agyei.
  • 55'
    So far in the quarterfinals, all the homes teams have won their games and booked their place in the last four. Will Stars make it three out of three or Chiefs will break the chain?
  • 53'
    Chiefs get numbers inside the Stars penalty area, and Tshabalala pulls the trigger, but it doesn't trouble Agyei. Still 0-0 here at the Charles Mopeli, as the Stars fans continue to sing and cheer for their stars. 
  • 51'
    Abraw!! Abraw gets to the end of Basit-Adams' cross, but his tap-in lacks power as he slides into through to Khune's hands.
  • 49'
    Agyei nearly misread Masilela's aimed-cross, but the Ghanaian keeper parries for a Chiefs corner.
  • 46'
    A corner for Chiefs! Agyei fails to punch Shabba's inswinging corner, but he gets lucky as evades all the Chiefs playes for a goal-kick.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway. No changes have been made from both sides. It rains heavily in Qwaqwa.
  • Ea Lla Koto will be tempted to introduce their last season's top goalscorer Luyolo Nomandela to unsettle the Chiefs defence.
  • Siyabonga Nkosi and Kingston Nkhatha could be introduced before the start of the second half, as they continue to warm-up while other players have gone into the dressing rooms.
  • On the other hand, Chiefs struggled to break that Stars defence, and they have been poor in the final third as they lost possession easily. This should be a worrying factor for Stuart Baxter. Let me hear what you think of the first 45 minutes. 
  • Stars have been impressive in the first 45 minutes, but Komphela wouldn't be so impressed as they should have at least been 1-0 up at halftime. Basit-Adams and Abraw really gave Chiefs defence something to think about going into the second half.
  • 45'
    Shabba back on the field to take the corner, but the ball hits Morgan Gould for Stars' goal-kick as the referee blows for halftime. It's FS Stars 0-0 Chiefs.
  • 45'
    Parker plays the ball in, but it's another poor free-kick from the Bafana forward. FS Stars 0-0 Chiefs.
  • 45'
    Parker plays the ball in, but it's another poor free-kick from the Bafana forward. FS Stars 0-0 Chiefs.
  • 45'
    Two minutes added on, as Chiefs win a set-piece on the far side.
  • 44'
    Tshabalala really struggling with match fitness here, and the conditions are not making it easy for him. He is limping off the pitch. We not sure how serious it may be.
  • 42'
    Chiefs trying to get into the Stars box with Musona and Parker combining well, but Stars win a free-kick after a foul on Okoriko. Stars chance to attack.
  • 40'
    This splippery pitch is really making it difficult for both teams to play their free-flowing football, and there some disappointing passes from both teams.
  • 38'
    Tshabalala is brought down outside the Stars' box on the left hand side, but Parker cannot get his free-kick into the box as Stars defend well.
  • 36'
    Chiefs beat Stars 2-0 in the quarterfinals of this tournament in 2010, and went on to be crowned champions, but Stars are still looking for their first silverware in many years.
  • 34'
    Paulus Masehe, the Stars captain, gets himself in a good position, but he takes his shot too early and Khune saves too easily there.
  • 32'
    Gaxa does well to create space for himself on the right, as Chiefs continue to attack, but the Stars defence does well to clear their lines. A good game of football from both teams, but we are yet to see the goals.
  • 30'
    BASIT-ADAMS!!! Stars unlock the Chiefs defence by exploiting the space on the right hand side where Gaxa is operating, but Basit-Adams balloons it way over the bar from inside the small box. It should have been 1-0 to Stars.
  • 27'
    Chiefs are looking for their fourth Telkom KO trophy since 2007.
  • 25'
    Free-kick to Chiefs outside the box. Parker standing with Shabba on the ball, and Parker steps up to send his free-kick over the bar.
  • 24'
    Chiefs with a chance to take the lead after a well combined move from the right hand side, as Agyei struggles to handle a soft cross.
  • 21'
    Musona crosses into the Stars box in a promising move, but Parker's diving header goes well over the bar. Chiefs haven't been on the best this afternoon.
  • 19'
    Venter!! It is Venter again who runs away from the Chiefs defence and unleashes from the right hand side of the box, but Khune does well to dive to his right for a good save. Basit-Adams cannot capitalize as he balloons the rebound high and wide.
  • 18'
    Free-kick for Chiefs on the far side, but Parker's efforts are saved by Agyei who nearly spilled it on the path of Chiefs players in the box. 0-0 it remians.
  • 17'
    Venter!! Great display from the Qwaqwa-based team, and Venter unleashes from distance, but Khune makes a fine save.
  • 15'
    Stars very effective in the middle of the park, and their build-ups have been impressive, but they are let down by their final pass. 
  • 13'
    Stars win a free-kick outside the Chiefs as it starts to rain, but Okoriko sends his shot wide of Khune's goal. Let me know your thoughts about the game on Twitter - I am @ernestmakhaya.
  • 11'
    Abraw!! The Free State Stars shoots from distance, but he definitely not going to beat Khune from that far. It's still 0-0 here at the Charles Mopeli.
  • 9'
    The two teams are still testing each other's strength, but the good thing is they are determined to go forward.
  • 6'
    Stars' chance from the corner, but it bounces off the crossbar and over the bar. Lack of communication at the back there for Chiefs.
  • 5'
    Letsholonyane runs away from the Stars defence on the left, but his aimed pass at Parker is dispossesed, and it is now Stars' chance to counter. Ea Lla Koto wins a corner.
  • 3'
    Katsande!! The Zimbabwean drills his half-volley wide after Agyei punched Parker's corner. Chiefs look very much determined in the early stages.
  • 1'
    We are underway at the Charles Mopeli in what promises to be a great game of football.
  • Baxter has made a few changes to the side that beat Polokwane City two weeks ago, with Shabba making the starting XI. While Steve Komphela has left Nomandela on the bench.
  • Welcome to the LIVE Commentary of the Telkom Knockout Cup quarterfinal between Free State Stars and Kaizer Chiefs. I am Ernest Makhaya.