Kaizer Chiefs scored two goals against AmaZulu to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening.
AmaZulu looked determined to shrug aside their less than impressive start to the league season by showing their commitment from the first whistle.
Striker Ayanda Dlamini and midfielder Lehlohonolo Majoro were the two players that stood out for the home side in the initial stages of the match.
The visitors went into over drive in the latter stages of the first half and duly netted twice.
As the half wore on, the visitors began to grow in confidence and started stringing together attacking moves of their own.
Chiefs came close to opening the scoring in the 21st minute, but Knowledge Musona’s free kick was deflected off the defensive wall and hit the post.
Musona had an even better chance to open the scoring 10 minutes from the interval, but he hit the upright yet again when he had only AmaZulu goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela to beat.
However, the visitors’ incessant pressure finally took its toll. In the 41st minute Abia Nale drilled a low drive that easily beat Mzimela after Kaizer Motaung had created the opportunity.
Two minutes later, Chiefs went further ahead when Musona beat a marker on the left flank and sent a low cross into AmaZulu’s penalty area which Reneilwe Letsholonyane powered home.
AmaZulu coach Manqoba Mngqithi rang the changes in the second half with the hope of clawing their way back into the game, but his charges were unable to break through the watertight Chiefs defence.
Chiefs had a chance to extend their lead three minutes from the end, but Mzimela kept out a shot from George Lebese. football365/amazulufc.netShare