A 78th minute strike from midfielder Josta Dladla was enough to shrug off a challenge from SuperSport United as the Glamour Boys went through 2-1 winners to lift the Eastern Cape Premier's Cup at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The closely contested final played in front of Eastern Cape Premier, Noxolo Kiviet was a fitting tribute to host the Fifa World Cup next year.
Chiefs' Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic made changes to the team that beat Bay United earlier in the day as Amakhosi took to the field only two hours after that semifinal triumph.
Dladla who did well after coming on as a second-half substitute was given a start just behind Nkosinathi Nhleko.
Nhleko was in the thick of things in the 19th minute as he bulldozed past young, Thandani Ntshumayelo but watched as his shot wide.
It took George Lebese 27 minutes to open the scoring after good build-up between Tinashe Nengomasha and Madla Masango with a tap in.
Masango drew a good save from United goalie Dennis Onyango in the 35th minute.
The second half was closely contested as both teams searched for goals but a packed midfield made it difficult to penetrate. However, United found their equaliser on 74 minutes through former Chiefs' midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi.
Chiefs were not to be denied. On 78 minutes the impressive Dladla lobbied the oncoming Onyango to give his side the winner.
Chiefs beat Bay United 2-0 to reach the final, while Matsatsantsa a Pitori beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in their semifinal match. - Kaizer Chiefs website