Amakhosi too strong for Transfoot
Amakhosi too strong for Transfoot

Posted in News on Mar 09, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs galloped to a 4-0 win over Madagascar's US Transfoot in the first leg of their African Cup Winners Cup tie played at Ellis Park on Saturday evening.

Chiefs took advantage of the magnificent surface to show some silky skills

and teach their less illustrious opponents a lesson in domination.

The home side went ahead as early as the third minute, Shaun Permall scoring

his first of two on the night. Permall was the quickest to react in the box

and the Transfoot defence looked all at sea.

A flurry of attempts followed from the home team, and one had the feeling

that if it wasn't for some innovative goalkeeping, the score could have been

much bigger.

Arthur Zwane and Stanton Fredericks had good chances in the first 10

minutes. Zwane shot from a tight angle and found the upright, while

Fredericks' low driving shot was kept out.

Muhsin Ertugal's team had to wait until the 19th minute before doubling

their score. The movement begin deep in defence, and some good square passes

resulted in Mozambican international Jossias Macamo connecting with a cross

and finding the net from a tight angle.

While the Chiefs frontmen were having fun at their end, Brian Baloyi was

probably fighting boredom at the other. With Chiefs dominating possession,

he only had to make a stop using his hands once in the first half.

The second half started in a slightly more sedate fashion, but that all

changed in the 52nd minute when an own-goal from Transfoot skipper Mazinot

kept Chiefs in the hunt for goals.

Mazinot can count himself unlucky as his attempted clearance of a Zwane

corss looked over the keepers outstretched hands into the top left-hand

corner of the net.

Such was the domination of the home team, that the visitors only secure

their first cross 15 minutes into the second half. Needless to say, their

inexperience showed and nothing came of the opportunity.

Permall gave Chiefs their fourth about eight minutes from time, connecting

with a cross from Pule and heading past the Transfoot keeper.

Chiefs will be more than pleased with their four goals looking ahead to the

second leg.

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