Amakhosi make hard work of Eagles in Soweto

Amakhosi make hard work of Eagles in Soweto
Lebogang Manyama of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal Eagles on 08 February 2020 at FNB Stadium ,Soweto, Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Feb 08, 2020. 20:58

Kaizer Chiefs edged a struggling Royal Eagles side 1-0 to book their place in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday evening.

The Amakhosi were made to work hard on a rainy day in Gauteng with the inclement weather conditions having caused havoc across the province.

The Absa Premiership leaders welcomed Itumeleng Khune back to the starting eleven with the shot-stopper taking over the captain’s armband upon his return, while Khama Billiat was named among the substitutes.

The hosts needed a moment of brilliance to break the deadlock against a side bottom of the GladAfrica Championship standings and those in attendance witnessed a goal to remember, as Lebogang Manyama emerged the hero once more.

The forward took the ball past an Eagles defender with a neat touch before lobbing the onrushing Edward Maova to send the Chiefs fans into absolute delirium and the Glamour Boys into the next round.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Manyama 70′)

Royal Eagles (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Ntiya-Ntiya, Cardoso, Mathoho, Frosler, Katsande, Maluleka (Akumu 86′), Baccus (Billiat 46′), Manyama, Nurkovic, Castro (Parker 46′).

Royal Eagles: Maova; Kalake, Klaas, Tema, Mashau, Msomi (Matima 71′), Ntsundwana, Mduli, Seanego (Mongae 81′), Hlongwa (Natswane 64′), Maruping.

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