Parker hands Kaizer Chiefs CBLC Cup

Parker hands Kaizer Chiefs CBLC Cup
Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the 2017 Carling Black Label Champion Cup clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

by Scent ition

Saturday Jul 29, 2017. 17:49


Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the 2017 Carling Black Label Champion Cup clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The narrow victory saw Amakhosi defend the trophy - winning it for the third time in the process.

The Buccaneers struggled to contain a spirited Amakhosi side in the opening stages of the pre-season encounter.

Chiefs then deservedly took the lead in the ninth minute through Bernard Parker's well-taken shot with Gustavo Paez grabbing an assist.

It was nearly 2-0 to Chiefs in the 16th minute as Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane finger-tipped Chiefs midfielder Hendrick Eskstein's effort over the crossbar.

The momentum was with Amakhosi and Parker's dangerous curling attempt was headed out for a corner-kick by Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba in the 40th minute.

However, Pirates managed to contain Chiefs in the remaining minutes of the first-half and Amakhosi were leading 1-0 at the interval.

Mpontshane had to deny Chiefs striker Paez with a decent save ten minutes into the second-half in order to keep Pirates in the game.

Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune was seriously tested in the 70th minute - gathering Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola's attempt as the Buccaneers looked to equalizer.

Khune then produced a great save to deny Bernard Morrison ten minutes later and Ayanda Gcaba headed the rebound on to the crossbar as Pirates pressed Chiefs.

It was end-to-end in the closing stages of the match, but Chiefs held on to their slender lead and they emerged 1-0 winners.

Chiefs (1) 1 (Parker 9')
Pirates (0) 0

Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Gordinho, Masilela, Ekstein (Malope 87'), Katsande (Moon 53'), Maluleka, Lebese, Paez (Cardoso 85'), Parker (Twala 72').

Pirates: Mpontshane, Matlaba, Jele, Gcaba, Phungwayo, Makola (Nkosi 75'), Manyisa (Mobara 65'), Sarr (Sangweni 53'), Memela (Kutumela 58'), Gabuza (Morrison 65'), Ndoro (Nyatama 58').



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