Saturday Feb 22, 2020. 19:00
Kaizer Chiefs hopes of ending their trophy drought this season took another blow as they were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup at a rain drenched Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday afternoon.
The Amakhosi were the inferior team for most of the clash against Absa Premiership rivals Highlands Park and ultimately succumbed to a 5-4 loss on penalties.
The match ended 1-1 after extra-time with Peter Shalulile’s opener cancelled out by a Sello Motsepe own goal.
Following a goalless 30 minutes of extra-time, the game would be decided by means of a penalty shoot-out. Musa Nyatama scored the decisive penalty after Khama Billiat hit the woodwork as Chiefs duly crashed out of the competition.
Elsewhere, TS Sporting beat African Wanderers 4-3 in a thrilling match in KwaMashu.
The ABC Motsepe League side from Margate showed superb fighting spirit to come from two goals down and again from a goal down in extra-time, despite being reduced to 10-men. In the end, though, Mxolisi Mazibuko’s heroics proved in vain as a late brace from Kamohelo Sithole sent Sporting through to the last eight.
Real Kings also booked their quarterfinal ticket with a 2-1 win over Mbombela United. Diego Brown scored a stoppage-time winner for the visitors at Kanyamazane Stadium.