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Kaizer Chiefs crowned MultiChoice Diski Challenge Shield champions

23:32 GMT+3 05/05/2018
Yusuf Bunting of Kaizer Chiefs
The Glamour Boys have won the inaugural MultiChoice Diski Challenge Shield following a come-from-behind win over the Brazilians

Kaizer Chiefs were on Saturday afternoon crowned champions of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge Shield following their 3-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns

The Glamour Boys were strong favourites to win the trophy having done well in the competition this season.

Chiefs had a few of their first team youngsters in the starting line-up, including goalkeeper Brylon Petersen, Yusuf Bunting, Siyabonga Ngezana and Siphosihle Ntiya-ntiya among others. 

However, it was Sundowns who opened the scoring in a controversial manner in the 12th when Mantjie's attempt was adudged to have crossed the line despite Petersen holding on to the ball. 

With players strictly under the age of 23 allowed to play, there was always a chance for Amakhosi to mount a serious comeback, more so because they had used these players all season long. 

Itumeleng Shopane tested Sundowns goalkeeper Tshabalala in the 21st minute as Chiefs continued to attack in numbers. 

Both sides attacked each from there on, but neither was lucky as the defence stood firm to ensure no goals were scored after that Mantjie goal earlier on. 

Chiefs were award a penalty in the closing stages of the first half after Mkhize was adjudged to have handled the ball inside his own box with the Soweto giants putting in the pressure. 

Bunting stepped up and sent Tshabalala the wrong way to make it 1-1, much to the delight of Amakhosi fans out in the stands. 

Amakhosi came out guns blazing in the second half, and they should have actually taken the lead a minute after the restart, only for Bunting's attempt to go inches wide with Tshabalala well beaten. 

After relentlessly trying to breach the Sundowns back four, Katlego Ntsabeleng found the back of the net after a great one-two move by Chiefs in the 52th minute of the game. 

Bunting should have made it 3-1 in the 58th minute after rounding off keeper Tshabalala, but his attempt hit the upright as Chiefs looked very dangerous going forward.

At this stage, the momentum was clearly with Chiefs, and it came as no surprise when they got a third goal in the 72nd minute from a penalty rebound through Given Thibedi.  

Petersen showed just why he's part of the Amakhosi first team as he kept Amakhosi in the game throughout the final 20 minutes of the game with some brilliant saves.

In the end, Chiefs were crowned the inaugural MultiChoice Diski Challenge champions following a 3-1 scoreline against the Tshwane outfit.