Musona propels Chiefs to final

2010-11-21 14:34

Tshepo Motsoeneng had virtually nothing to do throughout the game but the one moment when he was supposed to do something, he fumbled badly and gifted Chiefs a berth in the final of the ­Telkom Knockout.

It could only have been man of the moment Knowledge Musona who sent the packed venue into ruptures as he gleefully converted from Motsoeneng’s howler in the 115th minute.

The Santos goalkeeper was inconsolable after the final whistle had gone as he knew he had cost his team dearly.

Earlier on he had had a great game, stopping all of Chiefs’ attempts but he will be remembered more for his blunder.

Chiefs are now on course to defend their title and will wait for the winner of today’s semifinal between Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United.

You could have sworn there was only one team on the field in the opening half as Chiefs dominated proceedings from start to finish. But they had nothing to show for their dominance.

While Amakhosi did all the hard work – running and taking the game to their opponents – the Cape side sat back and absorbed all the pressure.

It was all about hard work for the likes of Wayne Arendse and Peter Mponda, who were tight at the back, giving nothing away in front of goal, and that frustrated the home side as it was forced to build from the back. Santos played more organised football and as a unit at the back.

Boebie Solomons’s ploy was to catch Chiefs on counter attacks, but it did not work as Chiefs read all their moves very well.

Santos knew that Chiefs would attack from the onset, but had a perfect plan for their moves as the defence worked overtime trying to deal with the home side’s threat.

Although Sekou Camara did have two shots at goals, they were too tame to trouble Itumeleng Khune.

Musona was always a livewire in the Chiefs attack and forced a fine save from Motsoeneng when the game was nine minutes old. But the Zimbabwean hitman was forced to play far away from the target as he was closely marked.

Santos came back a much improved side in the second stanza after the introduction of Musa Otieno to stabilise the midfield, which Chiefs were dominating. The visitors showed more purpose and vigour as they sensed victory was not a far-fetched dream.

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