Kaizer Chiefs trounce Celtic
Kaizer Chiefs trounce Celtic

Posted in News on Apr 25, 2001.

Kaizer Chiefs humiliated Bloemfontein Celtic 5-0 in front of their local fans in the Bob Save Super Bowl quarterfinal at the Free State Rugby Stadium on Tuesday night.

This was a big game in every sense of the word and the large crowd

braved the cold of Bloemfontein City to witness the Bob Save

quarterfinal match which saw the home side being torn apart by a

professional and ruthless Chiefs.

Chiefs marched confidently to the semifinals of the competition.

Jabu Pule was particularly impressive and scored a hat trick.

Chiefs came out smoking very early, mounting two quick attacks

within the first minute.

Pule drilled the first blot with a clever shot in the very first

minute. The visitors went 2-0 up in the 13th minute via the boot of

Pule, who confirmed his brace.

Celtic tried to come back into the match putting together a few

attacking forays of their won, and in the 20th minute, Shoes

Ledimo's superb left shot was competently saved by Chiefs 'keeper

Brian Baloyi.

Again, in the 43rd minute, Celtic veteran midfielder Willem Vries

came close with a free-kick that was deflected to safety.

In the second half Celtic tried to rise to the occasion especially

in the 55th minute when Ledimo unleashed a fine shot that went just


It was the visitors, who continued to look menacing and looked

likely to add to the tally. Many times it was like man against boys

as Chiefs looked very much the superior team coming vibrant in

midfield and sparkling in attack.

While the Celtic players seemed in awe of their illustrious

opponents. It was no surprise that in the 65th minute Chiefs

striker Siyabonga Nomvete, once again, showed his powerful aerial

power. He rose above the Celtic defence to head home.

Five minutes later, Pule, skilfully, outwitted the Celtic defence

to make it 4-0. Petros Lue completed a miserable day for the home

team in the 83rd minute with another header to make it 5-0.

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