Former Chiefs Star Dismissed In Shocking Nedbank Cup Loss To Dondol Stars
On Wednesday night, AmaZulu FC was eliminated from the Nedbank Cup after a 5-4 defeat on penalties to Dondol, an ABC Motsepe League outfit. The Last 16 encounter at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg saw former Kaizer Chiefs star Keagan Buchanan shown a red card with just six minutes remaining.
AmaZulu took the lead in the 54th minute through Hendrick Ekstein’s goal, but Dondol managed to level the score on the hour-mark through Revaldo Fox. The two teams created several opportunities in extra time, but neither was able to score a goal, leading the game into a penalty shootout.
In the shootout, Chaba Refete emerged victorious, resulting in AmaZulu’s elimination from the tournament. AmaZulu and SuperSport were the two PSL teams to be eliminated by Dondol in this year’s Nedbank Cup.
In their Nedbank Cup Last 16 clash with Dondol, AmaZulu brought on Keagan Buchanan in the 82nd minute in an attempt to secure a late winning goal. However, the former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder was sent off in the second half of extra-time when AmaZulu was reduced to 10 players.
Buchanan received his second yellow card of the match, causing him to miss two PSL games. The loss to Dondol saw AmaZulu become the second team this season to fall to the giant-killers, who are making their debut appearance in the competition.
Dondol had previously eliminated SuperSport United, five-time Nedbank Cup winners, in the Last 32 encounter in Tshwane on February 8. Dondol progressed to the quarter-finals, joining Mamelodi Sundowns, who defeated Marumo Gallants in the Last 32 clash.
AmaZulu will aim to bounce back when they face Stellenbosch FC on March 17 at Danie Craven Stadium in their upcoming PSL match.