From Golden Arrows to broken arrows
From Golden Arrows to broken arrows

Posted in News on Nov 02, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs took another step towards defending their Coca-Cola Cup title after defeating Golden Arrows 2-1 in a quarterfinal match played at the Absa Stadium in Durban on Sunday.

Chiefs' DR Congo-born sharp-shooter, Kabamba Musasa, scored the winning goal for the Amakhosi after Arrows had cancelled out an own goal they conceded in the 13th minute of the first half.

AmaKhosi, who looked a better side than Arrows in every respect, opened the score via an own goal by Arrows defender Siphiwe Mkhonza.

Mkhonza headed in the own goal trying to clear a dangerous ball that was chipped by Tenashe Nengomasha - aimed for Musasa who clearly in a good scoring position - into Arrows' area.

Abafana Bes'thende, as Arrows are popularly known, were not going to go down without a fight, an attitude that paid off in the 68th minute when Mkhonza redeemed himself by tapping home Mabhuda Khanyeza's cross.

But it was Musasa who gave the AmaKhosi the last laugh in this lively encounter.

The former FC St Eloi Lupopo striker strongly headed home a

Thabiso Malatsi cross eleven minutes from time.

The victory did not only bring joy to the Chiefs faithful.

It couldn't have been delivered at the better time for Chiefs

embattled coach Muhsin Ertugral, who was almost set to be shown the

door after a poor start to the league campaign that has only

yielded one victory, one draw two losses.

Although Chiefs won, another clinical finisher to efficiently

support Musasa is someone AmaKhosi desperately need at the moment if they are challenge for a league title they last won in 1992.

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