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  • 25 May 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
  • Referee: Z. Mthetho
  • • Attendance: 50000
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  • That's it folks! Thanks for joining me for this Nedbank Cup final which has been both cagey and riveting! I hope you enjoyed the coverage and join Goal South Africa for more LIVE games, features and exclusive interviews in the future. Over and out.
  • 120' + 4'
    That's it!! Kaizer Chiefs have won the Nedbank Cup!!! And they secure the double after wrapping up the PSL title a week ago. Scenes of great celebrations in the Chiefs camp.
  • 120' + 4'
    Williams is staying up field and time is certainly almost up!
  • 120' + 2'
    Yellow Card Reneilwe Letsholonyane
  • 120' + 2'
    WILLIAMS GOES FOR GOAL!! The SuperSport United keeper steps up and finds the target! Khune had to dive to his left and held on for dear life. Almost a bit of drama there.
  • 120'
    Two minutes of stoppage time and SuperSport have a free kick! Last chance saloon.
  • 119'
    Chiefs are running down the clock successfully and SuperSport look like they have given up the fight.
  • 118'
    Chiefs are two minutes away from winning the Nedbank Cup and Tshabalala has an excellent chance to wrap it up, but the colossus of Gyimah stands in his way with a strong block.
  • 116'
    Yellow Card Peter Tsepo Masilela
  • 116'
    Yellow Card Itumeleng Isaac Khune
  • 116'
    Another long throw, another corner for SuperSport. Can they strike back?
  • 115'
    Yellow Card Thabiso Nkoana
  • 114'
    CLOSE FOR SUPERSPORT!! The free-kick leads to a long throw for Moloi, who sends in a enticing ball which almost breaks for Gyimah in the box. They were inches away from the equaliser!
  • 113'
    SuperSport have won a free-kick in a good position. This is their opportunity to strike back.
  • 112'
    Ngocobo has a chance to wrap up the match, but his low drive flies wide. Hunt is playing three across the back, which means there is a lot of space for Chiefs to work with.
  • 111'
    A Mexican wave is making its way around the stadium and it seems as if Chiefs fans believe the Nedbank Cup is theirs.
  • 109'
    Substitution M. Majoro Sthembiso Ngcobo
  • 108'
    Letsholonyane tries a speculative effort from a long way out. Following the shot Ngcobo comes on for Majoro.
  • 107'
    Desperation stations for SuperSport as Zuma is definitely off. All of the odds are stacked against them, as Chiefs continue to pile on the pressure.
  • 106'
    The second half of extra time is underway and Chiefs are fifteen minutes away from a league and cup double. Can SuperSport fight on?
  • 105' + 1'
    Just as the half time whistle blows, Sibusiso Zuma crumples to the floor with an injury. A bit of a quandary for Gavin Hunt as he has made all three substitutions. It looks as if they will have to play the second half of extra time with 10 men.
  • 105'
    TSHABALALA!! Almost the second for Chiefs as the midfielder tries to beat Williams with a long range effort. But the keeper grasps the shot with confidence.
  • 103'
    Grobler has made an impact since coming on and almost finds Hartog at the far post with a floating cross. SuperSport came very close there.
  • 101'
    Tshabalala runs and continues running into SuperSport's box until he tries to find Majoro with a cross, but it is blocked and Chiefs have a corner.
  • 100'
    Yellow Card Lincoln Zvasiya
  • 100'
    Chiefs are looking likely to find a second goal, but will not forgot the PSL match two weeks ago where SuperSport came back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw. This game is not over!
  • 98'
    Nkosi is free on goal but is brought down by Gyimah, but he was caught offside.
  • 96'
    Substitution Kermit Erasmus Bradley Allan Grobler
  • 96'
    SuperSport need to muster their last reserves of energy in order to provide a comeback in this game. Bradley Grobler will come on to try help find an equaliser.
  • 94'
    GOAL!! CHIEFS!! GOAL!! AmaKhosi finally take the lead as Parker unleashes a trademark left-footed strike which is accurate and powerful enough to beat a flailing Williams.
  • 93'
    Goal Bernard Melvin Parker
  • 92'
    Hartog is felled by a studs up challenge from Zvasiya. Unnecessary tackle from the substitute.
  • 91'
    Nkosi almost gets past Gabomanong to break into the box but loses the ball at the vital moment. Chiefs have definitely looked the stronger side from around the 85th minute.
  • 90'
    The first half of extra time has kicked off and Chiefs get us under way. This will be a test of fitness and hunger for cup glory.
  • 90' + 4'
    And we're going to extra-time! Thirty minutes to go!
  • 90' + 2'
    Substitution Siboniso Pa Gaxa Lincoln Zvasiya
  • 90' + 2'
    Lincoln Zvasiya is on for Gaxa. Baxter would not have prepared for this change and it may have altered his plans.
  • 90' + 1'
    Substitution Franklin Cale Thabiso Nkoana
  • 90' + 1'
    Gaxa is going off! The defender is on the floor and cannot continue. Meanwhile Nkoana comes on for SuperSport in place of Cale.
  • 90'
    Chiefs have the man advantage as they counter-attack, but Nkosi tries to shoot from range much to the disgust of his teammates and the crowd.
  • 89'
    MAJORO!! Nkosi provides Majoro with a neat pass into space but Gyimah's challenge possibly saves his side from conceding what would have been the winner for Chiefs.
  • 86'
    Free kick for Chiefs in a dangerous area yields no joy for AmaKhosi as Gabomanong clears for a throw-in.
  • 83'
    Chiefs are getting closer! Yeye and Nkosi combine to release Majoro in the box, who keeps the ball in and lays it off to Nkosi. But the midfielder's final effort at goal goes out for a throw in. So not really close enough.
  • 82'
    Chiefs continue to knock on the door, but waste good opportunities to create clear cut chance with some clumsy passing and touches.
  • 80'
    SuperSport United win a free-kick, but Erasmus provides yet another poor delivery. Khune collects and unleashes some trademark distribution which finds his opposite number Williams.
  • 79'
    SuperSport try their best to find some space past Chiefs defence but their attempts lead to a counter attack for AmaKhosi which is stopped after Majoro uses his hands to control the ball.
  • 76'
    Fifteen minutes to go and it seems as if extra-time is inevitable. Neither side is looking dangerous enough in possession and the play continues to be cagey.
  • 73'
    Substitution George Lebese S. Nkosi
  • 73'
    George Lebese is off for Siyabonga Nkosi, who will look to add some energy and pace down the left wing.
  • 73'
    Chiefs are starting to look more cohesive in their passing play, as Letsholonyane tries to create some opportunities with some incisive passing.
  • 70'
    First substitution of the game and Ashley Hartog is on for Maluleka.
  • 69'
    Substitution George Maluleka Ashley Hartog
  • 69'
    Maluleka is brought down in the box, but is shown a yellow card for simulation. It looks as if he received a slight push in the back, so the card may have been a bit harsh.
  • 68'
    Yellow Card George Maluleka
  • 67'
    Chiefs are starting to look their dangerous best in attack, but SuperSport are hanging on and will need to soak up the pressure.
  • 65'
    WHAT A SAVE!! Williams! Lebese keeps pressurising Gyimah who eventually loses possession to the winger, who squares the ball to Parker. The Chiefs goal-machine tries a long range effort but Williams denies the striker with an acrobatic save.
  • 63'
    Parker provides yet another poor ball from the left wing. Substitutions may be needed to bring some new energy into the match.
  • 60'
    With thirty minutes to go in the second half, the theme of the match has not changed. It is still scrappy, tactical and being dominated by the mid-field.
  • 57'
    Mathoho is shown a yellow card after an ugly challenge on Erasmus. The striker's attempt is really poor and is followed by a chorus of boos by the fans inside the stadium.
  • 56'
    Yellow Card Eric Molomowanadou Mathoho
  • 56'
    ERASMUS! Fantastic run through the centre of Chiefs defense by the bustling striker, but his shot leaves much to be desired.
  • 55'
    Tshabalala tries a shot from range after some delightful passing with his teammates. The effort flies wide but at least there was an attempt to score.
  • 54'
    Tshabalala wins a corner for Chiefs, and swings in a delivery which is headed out of play by Fransman. The second corner-kick is poorly directed and Williams collects with ease. Chiefs need to make more of these opportunities.
  • 52'
    51 000 in the Moses Mabhida Stadium this afternoon. Everyone will be hoping for a goal!
  • 50'
    Gaxa is felled by a late challenge from Cale and is being stretchered off. It does not look too serious though for the full-back.
  • 49'
    Williams is able to deal with the corner with a strong punch. SuperSport launched an attack via Cale down the left flank, who sends in a looping ball which is acrobatically cleared by Mathoho.
  • 47'
    Moloi kicks the ball out for a corner-kick under no pressure due to lack of communication with Williams! There is a sign of inexperience from the young goalkeeper.
  • 46'
    Chiefs will seek to enhance their creative play in this second half, which has been rather lackluster so far. A slow start to the second half though, as both sides continue to waste possession.
  • 45'
    Here we go! SuperSport United get the second half underway in Durban and everyone will be hoping for more chances, more goals and a bit more flair from these two sides.
  • Since 2008, no Nedbank Cup final has gone to penalties. The way this match has shaped up so far, that statistic is likely to change. The second half is set to kick off soon, stay tuned for all the action!
  • 45' + 2'
    Half time! Both coaches will not be happy with this first half performance which has been very disappointing. A very tactical encounter so far, SuperSport had the best chance to score via Maluleka. Join Goal in fifteen minutes for the second half of this Nedbank Cup final.
  • 45'
    Both Gabonamong and Mdledle are off after the clash of bodies and Chiefs look to capitalise on their man advantage, but are unsuccessful.
  • 44'
    Gabonamong is spreadeagled on the ground after clashing with a teammate in the air and a suffering a very dangerous looking fall. The team doctor is on and is treating the midfielder. Hunt is looking a tad worried on the sidelines.
  • 42'
    Chiefs look listless and without ideas as this first half comes to a close. It has really been a cagey affair so far.
  • 39'
    MALULEKA!!! The captain almost provides SuperSport with the opener, as he combines with Erasmus and pushes the ball into space, eventually unleashing a shot from just inside the box which skims the crossbar. Best chance of the match by far.
  • 37'
    SuperSport create a chance a half-chance at the near post, but Cale's attempted volley flies into the heavens. This match needs some inspiration.
  • 36'
    Really poor delivery from Parker, who breaks down the right hand side and tries to find a teammate with a cross but it flies harmlessly across the face of goal and out for a goal-kick.
  • 35'
    This is SuperSport United's 48th match of the season, more than other team in the South African top-flight. However Gavin Hunt's side look sharper than Chiefs in this first half.
  • 32'
    GYIMAH!! The midfielder gets contact on Zuma's delivery but his header flies high and wide. SuperSport's plans are working though and Chiefs have barely had a shot in anger.
  • 31'
    Yellow Card George Lebese
  • 31'
    Zuma continues to make a nuisance of himself and wins another free-kick down the right flank. Lebese is shown a yellow card after a show of dissent.
  • 29'
    SuperSport's latest attacking move is scuppered as Parker falls heavily under a Zuma challenge.
  • 27'
    Gaxa tries to volley home as Tshabalala swings in a corner-kick to the far post, but his effort goes wide.
  • 25'
    The game is being played at SuperSport United's slow and steady pace, which will certainly suit Gavin Hunt's plans. Chiefs try to spark into life but keep hitting a brick wall in the form of Matsatsantza's defensive line.
  • 22'
    CHANCE FOR SUPERSPORT!! Erasmus stretches to try and get contact on a cross from Mdledle, but Khune is able to keep the ball out of the net.
  • 20'
    Zuma's delivery is poor and Khune collects with ease. Every time Williams is in possession, he really takes his time to launch the ball forward. Surely he is not time wasting already?
  • 19'
    Another free-kick for SuperSport as Zuma is brought down by a frustrated looking challenge from Masilela.
  • 17'
    Chiefs are starting to look menacing out there. Majoro finds some space down the left and tries to cut the ball back into the box with a low cross, but Mdledle is there to clear.
  • 15'
    Haskins bursts through the midfield with an enterprising run, but he is stopped in his tracks by Katsande. Chiefs see an opportuntiy to launch an attack of their own via Letsholonyane, but the midfielder provides an errant pass which Williams collects.
  • 13'
    CHANCE FOR CHIEFS!! Majoro is released by Letsholonyane who provides a slick through ball. The striker who loves scoring against SuperSport shoots straight at Williams. He was caught offside though and it wouldn't have counted.
  • 11'
    Tshabalala's curling free kick almost finds the formidable Matoho but SuperSport clear to Erasmus who tries to spark a counter-attack, but is unsuccessful.
  • 10'
    Yellow Card Bevan Fransman
  • 10'
    First yellow card! And this was definitely coming! Bevan Frasman blocks off Parker with a cynical challenge and Chiefs have a free kick in a promising situation.
  • 9'
    A few scrappy challenges and SuperSport have another free kick. Zuma runs into some space down the right and sends in a low cross but it is diverted out for a goal kick off Cale.
  • 8'
    Sibusiso Zuma turns back the years with a trademark run through the centre but he runs into the brick wall of Katsande.
  • 7'
    Both sides have been guilty of a few strong challenges, as Letsholonyane is brought down by the SuperSport's blunderbuss Haskins.
  • 4'
    SuperSport win an early free kick as Maluleka is brought down under a heavy challenge, but Cale's delivery can only find a Chiefs defender.
  • 3'
    A few nervy long passes and touches out there as both sides look to find their feet. Chiefs launch the first attack of the match down the left flank, with the combination Masilela and Lebese unable to get past a solid SuperSport defense.
  • 1'
    Here we go! Kaizer Chiefs kick us off in Durban!
  • The players are out on the pitch and have met the dignitaries. Kick-off in under 5 minutes. Excitement is building in the jam-packed Moses Mabhida Stadium.
  • Ten minutes until kick-off! Tweet me @Dan0090 with any pre-match comments.
  • Gavin Hunt will look for a collective effort from his side in order to stop Chiefs talented attacking force, by denying space on the pitch as much as possible and playing a compact defensive game. Stuart Baxter will hope his side can ignite their fast-paced passing game as quickly as possible this afternoon.
  • The two teams have met in 10 cup clashes preceding today’s match, with Chiefs holding a slight edge of 6 wins to SuperSport’s 4. Gavin Hunt’s men have been deemed as underdogs for today’s match, but Kaizer Chiefs recent poor form and tired legs may mean the two sides begin the match on equal footing.
  • SuperSport United: Williams, Moloi, Mdledle, Fransman, Gyimah, Gabonamong, Haskins, Maluleka, Erasmus, Zuma, Cale
  • Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up: Khune, Gaxa, Matoho, Mashaimaite, Masilela, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Majoro, Lebese, Parker
  • The players will kick off this cup final in around 15 minutes. Here are the line-ups for the match!
  • Hello and welcome to Goal.com South Africa’s LIVE coverage of the Nedbank Cup final. In around 30 minutes time, prepare yourselves for a clash between PSL champions Kaizer Chiefs and defending Nedbank Cup champions SuperSport United. My name is Daniel Eslick and I will be taking you through all the action, goals and reaction this afternoon. This will be Kazier Chiefs first Nedbank Cup final since 2006, where they defeated Orlando Pirates at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban. This afternoon Chiefs return to Durban once more, but the magnificent Moses Mabhida Stadium will be the host of what promises to be an intriguing clash.