Awesome Chiefs crush Cosmos
Awesome Chiefs crush Cosmos

Posted in News on Nov 24, 2001.

Red-hot Kaizer Chiefs collected their second major trophy of the season, not forgetting a whopping R2 million, with an emphatic 5-0 hammering of Jomo Cosmos in the Coca-Cola Cup final at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Not to take anything away from Ezenkosi, who produced one of their better performances in recent history but just could not score a goal, it was Chiefs with the sterling performance that stole the show.

With the BP Top Eight championship and now the Coca-Cola Cup in the bag, Chiefs are looking to dominate the 2001-2002 campaign and their next target will be the league title that has eluded them since the inception of the Castle Premier League.

The match got underway in light rain showers but this was not enough to hinder this much-awaited clash from living up to expectations as Chiefs midfielder Arthur Zwane, who has become a dead ball specialist in the Amakhosi camp, put his side in the lead in the 36th minute from a free-kick from outside the Cosmos penalty area.

Cosmos defender Lucas Thlomelang gave away a free-kick in a dangerous position with a foul on man of the match Jabu Pule, which proved fatal as Zwane's shot deflected from Cosmos' wall and rebounded from the upright into the back of the net, leaving Paul Evans helpless.

Kenny Niemach was on hand to increase the lead in the 69th minute with a diving header as he connected with a cross from Stanton Fredericks, who had just come on as a substitute replacing Isaac Mabotsa.

Unfortunately for Cosmos, this was the beginning of a late goal avalanche.

Pule headed in his side's third, connecting with a long pin-point cross from another substitute Shaun Permall, to score one of his two goals of the afternoon.

Minutes later, Pule completed his brace with another brilliant header as he connected with yet another cross, this time from Thabo Mooki, as the Cosmos defence failed to clear a free-kick on the edge of the box.

Former Wits University midfielder Fredericks wrapped up a brilliant afternoon when he netted his side's fifth goal of the match, connecting with yet another Permall cross.


Kaizer Chiefs: Brian Baloyi, Patrick Mabedi, Nhlanhla Kubeka, Cyril Nzama, Marco Mthembu, Thabo Mooki, Isaac Mabotsa (Stanton Fredericks 57), Arthur Zwane, Jabu Pule, Jossias Macamo (Shaun Permall 35), Kenny Niemach (Justice Sithole 74).

Jomo Cosmos: Paul Evans, Andrew Rabutla, Hilton Jordaan, Lucas Thlomelang, Dikgang Mabalane, MacBerth Sibaya, Innocent Ntsume (Bamuza Sono 56), Tebogo Mophaleng (Lebohang Kukame 45), Manuel Bucuane, Clint Sephadi, Nkosinathi Nhleko (Essau Kanyenda 76).

Referee: Simon Motau.

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