Chiefs Edge Royal AM To Reach Nedbank Cup Last Four
Chiefs Come From Behind to Beat Royal AM in Extra Time
Kaizer Chiefs came from behind to beat Royal AM 2-1 in extra time on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup. The match was played at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban, and it was a close and exciting contest throughout. Royal AM took the lead in the 28th minute through Samuel Manganyi, but Chiefs equalized in the 36th minute through an own goal by Thabo Matlaba. The match remained level at 1-1 after 90 minutes, and it went to extra time.
In extra time, Chiefs were awarded a penalty in the 102nd minute after Mduduzi Shabalala was fouled in the box. Yusuf Maart stepped up to take the penalty, and he coolly converted to give Chiefs a 2-1 lead. Chiefs held on to the lead for the rest of the match, and they booked their place in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup.
Chiefs End Winless Run Against Royal AM
The win for Chiefs ended their two-match winless streak against Royal AM in Chatsworth. The two teams had met twice before in Chatsworth, with Royal AM winning both matches. However, Chiefs were able to get the better of Royal AM on this occasion, and they will be looking to continue their good form in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup.
Chiefs Bid to Win Nedbank Cup for the First Time Since 2013
Chiefs are bidding to win the Nedbank Cup for the first time since 2012/13. They have reached the semi-finals of the competition in each of the last two seasons, but they have been eliminated on both occasions. However, Chiefs will be confident of winning the Nedbank Cup this season, and they will be hoping to go all the way and win their first trophy since 2015.