Bold Chiefs score vital draw in Luanda
Bold Chiefs score vital draw in Luanda

Posted in News on Nov 17, 2001.

Kaizer Chiefs left nothing to chance as they employed a defensive strategy against Inter Luanda in the first leg of their Mandela Cup final to come away with a vital 1-1 draw.

Zimbabwean international Luke Jukulile scored the vital goal in the 20th minute following a brilliant corner by Arthur Zwane but the Angolans quickly regrouped and pulled a goal back seven minutes later through midfilder Papy from a spectacular 30-yard freekick which crashed into the top right corner of the goal.

Amakhosi's plan almost fell apart as Jukulile was forced out due to injury in the second half and his place was taken by Justice Sithole.

Muhsin Ertugral's troubles were compounded later in the 65th minute when Isaac Mabotsa was ejected for a back tackle.

The young defender will now miss the second leg in Johannesburg on December 1 but the return of Nhlanhla Kubeka could help stabilise the defense.

But Inter also finished the match with 10 players due to an injury to Papy, who was rushed to hospital after a clash with a Chiefs player.

The bumpy pitch did not help the situation as both sides struggled to control the ball and mostly playing high balls but Inter threw everything at Chiefs and almost got the second goal but Baloyi did well to save from the free-kick in the 77th minute and later in the dying minutes of the game.

Chiefs will be happy with the result as they will go into the second leg with the away goal advantage and a 0-0 draw at home could hand them the Mandela Cup.

Kaizer Chiefs: Baloyi, Mabedi, Goldstone, Nzama, Mthembu, Zwane, Fredericks, Mooki, Pule, Mabotsa, Jukulile.

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