Kaizer Chiefs ease into Nedbank Cup Last 16 spot

Kaizer Chiefs ease into Nedbank Cup Last 16 spot
Philani Zulu of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Limbikani Mzava of Golden Arrows during the 2018 Nedbank Cup Last 32 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on 11 February 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Feb 11, 2018. 17:52

Kaizer Chiefs beat Lamontville Golden Arrows 3-0 in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at the FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The win sees Amakhosi advance to the Last 16, while Abafana Bes'thende bowed out of the tournament.

Chiefs threatened first through Leonardo Castro, whose powerful shot was saved by Arrows goalkeeper Maxmilian Mbaeva in the 14th minute.

The hosts were looking dangerous every time they attacked and Joseph Molangoane's cross was saved by Mbaeva on the hour-mark.

However, Arrows did threaten through Mzwandile Buthelezi whose effort was saved by Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune, who ensured that the first-half ended goalless.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 52nd minute when Ryan Moon scored with a tap in with Mbaeva beaten.

The momentum was Amakhosi in the late stages of the game as Abafana Bes'thende struggled to cope the hosts' pace.

Bernard Parker then made it 2-0 to Chiefs in the 81st minute after controlling the ball well and he scored with a good finish.

Chiefs' 3-0 win was sealed by Joseph Molangoane, who scored the the 84th minute after the Arrows defence was exposed.

Chiefs (0) 3 (Moon 52', Parker 81', Molangoane 84')
Arriows (0) 0

Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Zulu, Hadebe, Cardoso, Katsande, Molangoane, Meyiwa (Tshabalala 84'), Castro (Parker 71'), Ntshangase (Ekstein 65'), Moon.

Arrows: Mbaeva, Buthelezi, Nonyane (Dlamini 54'), Mzava, Mngwengwe, Shongwe, Conco (Jappie 64'), Ndwandwe, Zuke, Mutizwa, Mahachi (Sibiya 19').

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