CBL : Kaizer Chiefs claim their second Carling Black Label trophy
Kaizer Chiefs were the more team hungry side and ended the game with a well deserved 2-0 winners over Orlando Pirates to claim a second Carling Black Label Champion Cup title at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Goals from defender Erick Mathoho and new Zambian Striker Lewis Macha secured the naturena based team a well-deserved win
Kaizer Chiefs should have gone into the break leading with at least two goals but they failed to capitalize on the chances.
The Orlando Pirates welcomed Oupa “Ace” Manyisa with a huge appulse, this was his first game after nearly 10 months absence due to injury
The first half was characteristed with miss chances from Kaizer Chiefs who dominiated the entire half, only on the 40th minute did Orlando Pirates have they first attempt at goals
Kaizer Chiefs scored a goal in the first half courtesy of Willard Katsande but the referee adjudged that Brighton Mhlongo was fouled by Lourenzo Gordinho
Pule Ekstein should have scored the first goal of the game just seconds later after great work on the right by Bernard Parker but he missed his first kick, the ball fell kindly again but he could not bundle the ball past Mhlongo.
The game went into the break with both teams locked at 0 -0
The second half saw the fans deciding to introduction of Luvoyo Memela in the place of Issa Sarr on the Orlando Pirates side while on the Kaizer Chiefs side the fans introduced Ramahlwe Mphahlele for Lourenzo Gordinho
A couple minutes later Parker was given too much space outside the box he took a rocket of a shot which beat Mhlongo but couldn’t beat the crossbar, rebounded off the crossbar and into Mathoho who didn’t need a second invitation.
Pirates players appealed for offside but referee awarded the goal
Parker had a great game as led most of Kaizer Chiefs attacks Chiefs but his shooting was not accurate
Tsepo Masilela should have made it 2 – 0 but his effort come back off the post with Mhlongo well beaten
Tendai Ndoro failed to level matters for the Buccaneers when his low shot from the six-yards was safely dealt with by Itumeleng Khune.
Emmanuel Letlotlo who was promoted from the development side was introduced on the 80th minute, while Pirates introduced new signings Bernard Morrison and Riyaad Norodien.
Bernard Morrison showed why he was signed by Orlando Pirates as he was the driving force for Orlando Pirates while Norodien provided the much-needed supply from the right flank.Chiefs introduced another of their new signings two minutes from the end when Zambia forward Macha replaced the lively Ekstein.
Chiefs introduced another of their new signings two minutes from the end when Zambia forward Macha replaced the lively Ekstein.
Orlando Pirates thought they had gotten a penalty when Morrison went down after bursting into the box, but was booked for simulation.
Lewis Macha opened his account for Kaizer Chiefs in injury time when he headed home after a fine cross from William Twala on the right.
Orlando Pirates: Brighton Mhlongo, Happy Jele (Ntsikelelo Nyauza 61′), Ayanda Gcaba (Gladwin Shitolo 72′), Edwin Gyimah, Thabo Matlaba, Mpho Makola, Issa Sarr (Luvoyo Memela 56’), Oupa Manyisa, Thabo Rakhale (Riyaad Norodien 76’), Tendai Ndoro, Thamsanqa Gabuza (Bernard Morrison 76’)
Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Kgotso Moleko, Lorenzo Gordinho (Ramahlwe Mphahlele 54’), Eric Mathoho (Daniel Cardoso 85′), Tsepo Masilela (Sibusiso Khumalo 72′), Willard Katsande, George Maluleka, Pule Ekstein (Lewis Macha 88’), George Lebese (Emmanuel Letlotlo 79’), Bernard Parker, William Twala
Referee : Zolile Mthetho, 1st Assistant : Zakhele Siwela, 2nd Assistant : Peter Rabophara, 4th Official : Victor Hlungwani, Match Commissioner : Paulo Marques