Chiefs win Telkom Charity Cup
Chiefs win Telkom Charity Cup

Posted in News on Jul 26, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs are the 2002 Telkom Charity Cup champions after a thrilling 8-7 penalty shoot-out win over Black Leopards in the final at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and went straight to penalties.

Leopards missed their third penalty, which was brilliantly saved by Chiefs

keeper Brian Baloyi, but striker Kenny Niemach was unable to win the game

for the Soweto giants with their fifth kick, his effort saved by the

leopards goalkeeper.

The shoot-out went into sudden death before Baloyi finally proved the hero

as he saved the spot kick which won Muhsin Ertugral's side the trophy this


Earlier in the match, Chiefs had the better of the possession in the first

half and looked the most likely to score. Disaster struck, however, when

Bafana Bafana defender Cyril Nzama scored the most embarrassing of own


After the Leopards striker had lifted the ball high over the goalkeeper at

the edge of the area, Nzama, with an open goal in front of him and nobody

around to challenge him, managed to direct his clearing header into his own

net rather than over the bar, or wide of the goal.

No doubt Chiefs coach Ertugral would have had a stern words for his side at

halftime and they immediately came out looking a better unit.

They did not have to wait long for the equalizer, as just two minutes after

the break, Jossias Macamo rose highest in the Leopards penalty area to power

a cross home with the header and send the majority of the FNB Stadium crowd

into raptures.

Earlier in the day, Leopards beat Moroka Swallows 2-1 in the first

semifinal, with Chiefs running out 1-0 winners over arch-rivals Orlando

Pirates in the second semi.

Team: Rowen Fernandez (Brian Baloyi 88th), Cyril Nzama, David Kannemeyer (Buti Sithole 70th), Nhlanhla Mathebula , Tenashe Nengomashe, Thabiso Malatsi, Arthur Zwane, Gerald Sibeko, Jossias Macamo (Jabu Pule 61st), Justice Sithole (Kenny Niemach 87), Lucky Maselesele (Kelvin Mushangazhike 69th).

Goals: Macamo 47th

Bookings: Nzama - Yellow


1. Malatsi

2. Pule

3. Zwane

4. Nzama

5. Niemach – miss

6. Mathebula

7. Mushangazhike

8. Nengomashe

9. Sibeko

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