Chiefs started the match strong and Siyabonga Ngezane almost broke the deadlock on six minutes but his effort was a miss. The Soweto giants had another glorious chance to take the lead before halftime when Khama Billiat dribbled two SuperSport defenders and came up against Ronwen Williams, who produced a good save only for Nkosingiphile Ngcobo to balloon a rebound ball.
The hosts had the occasional threat, mainly on the counter attack, from Waseem Isaacs and Kagiso Malinga, but they also were unable to test out Itumeleng Khune between the posts. The Amakhosi then claimed the lead on 35 minutes via Bimenyimana, with the lanky Burundian showing off his aerial power, as he got on the end of Sekgota’s cross from the left byline and directed a fine header beyond the reach of the ‘keeper for 1-0. Swallows looked for a quick response and almost caught Chiefs napping on 41 minutes with a long ball move that ended with Malinga having a snap shot from outside the penalty area, but the effort flashed just wide of the target.
Nedbank Cup quarterfinal dates and venues confirmedThe Nedbank Cup will resume next month with the quarterfinal stage headlined by the Limpopo derby between Marumo Gallants and Baroka at Peter Mokaba Stadium on April 9. The last eight start on April 8 when National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) host SuperSport United at Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo. There will be two matches the next day with the Gallants and Baroka derby taking centre stage to be followed later that evening by a clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and minnows Summerfield Dynamos at Loftus. The last quarterfinal fixture is a potentially explosive clash between Royal AM and University of Pretoria (Tuks) on Sunday at Chatsworth Stadium in this round of matches where they will be looking to book semifinal spots.
Arendse began his interim tenure with this big victory away from home that sees SuperSport consolidate a place in the top eight. Amakhosi needed the victory at all costs to remain in line with their goal of finishing second on the log and qualify for the Caf Champions League next season. Both teams had at least one good chance to score in the first half but their attackers were shocking in front of goals.
Stuart Baxter furious as Chiefs are stunned by youthful SuperSportWasteful Kaizer Chiefs disappointed a few of their faithful supporters who braved the cold and rainy weather to watch them lose 1-0 to a youthful but determined SuperSport United team at FNB Stadium on Saturday night. Thamsanqa Gabuza’s second-half goal was the difference at a wet FNB Stadium in Soweto, with Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter looking furious after the final whistle. For SuperSport, the match marked the start of life without former coach Kaitano Tembo who was sacked by the club early this week. Tembo sacking came after the club’s Nedbank Cup shock defeat to GladAfrica Championship side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Andre Arendse took over the coaching reins.
Premier Soccer League - www.psl.co.za - official website Swallows had further efforts from Waseem Isaacs and Mwape Musonda while
Swallows' next league match is away to SuperSport United
SuperSport CEO courting Benni? Former AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy, who parted ways with KwaZulu-Natal club last month, had a meeting with Matthews about potentially replacing Tembo, according to FARpost. Last month Matthews spoke glowingly about McCarthy, saying the former Bafana Bafana striker can "become a special coach" given his history as player. "Maybe now you could look at Benni, with his track record in playing and access to personalities and intellectual capital he has on a direct basis, whether it’s a Jose Mourinho, he’s put himself in a bracket where he can become a special coach, " Matthews said On The Whistle Podcast.
After his howler in the opening half, Gabuza came back and made amends when he connected with a low cross by Gampani Lungu to score the first goal of the match on 68 minutes. That goal seemed to have derailed Chiefs as their attack attempts lacked energy after that. Because of the defeat, Chiefs dropped to the fourth spot on the log and their chances of finishing second took a bit of a knock. After 23 matches, Amakhosi are on 39 points and they now trail top-of-the-table Sundowns by 18 points. Support independent journalism by subscribing to the Sunday Times.
It was the first domestic Premier Soccer League-sanctioned match in two years, since the onset of Covid-19, to be played in front of spectators thanks to the government’s easing of restrictions to allow crowds of 50% of a venue’s capacity. But it was the military camouflage outfits of Nelukau and his assistants that stole the show and set tongues wagging. “I've got a brother, Arnold Mudau, who you all know, who passed away a few weeks back. And then this is for him, this cup I'm playing for him, ” the coach told Far Post. “He was always wearing [clothes] like this.
Chiefs shoot down Birds for derby victoryKaizer Chiefs claimed back-to-back DStv Premiership wins for the first time this season when they defeated Soweto derby rivals Swallows FC 2-1 at the Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday evening. First-half goals from Caleb Bimenyimana and Keagan Dolly secured a first away victory for the Amakhosi, though they had to weather a spirited second-half fightback from the Birds, who halved the deficit via Waseem Isaacs but couldn’t quite force a share of the spoils.
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Premier Soccer League - www.psl.co.za - official website The result lifts Chiefs to fifth place on the log on 14 points – level with
SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates in the two spots
We want to thank Kaitano for the many years that he served SuperSport United in various capacities. "It is never easy parting ways but as a true servant, Kaitano has always placed the interests of the club above that of individuals. "We are grateful for the role he has played at the club both as a player and coach. "Tembo leaves Matsatsantsa after spending 23 years with the club, transitioning from a player to the coaching staff. He served as an assistant coach to Gavin Hunt, Stuart Baxter and Eric Tinkler before taking on the full-time coaching role in 2018. Tembo's reign at SuperSport included guiding the club to two fifth place finishes in the league while they also won the MTN8 competition in 2019, beating Highlands Park in the final.
The result lifts Chiefs to fifth place on the log on 14 points – level with SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates in the two spots directly above them, and five points off the pace of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns – while Swallows stay bottom of the log on eight points. Chiefs enjoyed early dominance and created half-chances for the likes of Kgaogela Sekgota, Keagan Dolly and Caleb Bimenyimana, though none was able to trouble Swallows goalkeeper Sanele Tshabalala.
SuperSport United, Kaitano Tembo part ways, Benni McCarthy strongly linked as replacement | SportBenni McCarthy (Gallo Images) SuperSport United have announced the departure of head coach Kaitano Tembo following the club's struggles for consistency this season. In a statement released on Tuesday, the club revealed that assistant coach Andre Arendse will oversee coaching duties on an interim basis until the end of the current campaign. Matsatsantsa suffered a shock defeat to GladAfrica Championship side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals on Friday. SuperSport have not had a good campaign in the league either and currently sit in eighth place in the standings, having only won eight of their 24 matches. SuperSport United CEO, Stan Matthews, said: "Kaitano is the epitome of the dedicated club man. "Very few players transition into coaching at the same club where they played.
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Academy (CSYDA) and SuperSport United might not be signed
After Chiefs blew all their first half chances, Gabuza had an opportunity to put the visitors ahead just before the break but he missed with only the keeper Brandon Peterson to beat. Baxter’s side continued to dominate in the second half and created numerous chances, but players such as Cole Alexander and Bernard Parker couldn’t find the back of the net.
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Golden Arrows and SuperSport United, as they look towards
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