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Chiefs tread warily, Leopards confidence high

By Mazola Molefe | 2012-03-30 07:42:18.0 | COMMENTS [ 172 ]

Amakhosi are struggling to win crucial games while Leopards have recently had a good run

BLACK Leopards are a fairly easy draw for giants Kaizer Chiefs on paper.

In the reality of the Nedbank Cup's last 16, however, Leopards are like their namesakes in the bushveld: creatures to be feared.

To take the analogy even further, Leopards seem to have changed their spots in time to give the inconsistent Amakhosi a tough time tomorrow night.

Chiefs have breezed past Leopards at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, the venue for the weekend's cup clash - but that was in an Absa Premiership encounter in October when Amakhosi won 2-0.

Vladislav Heric is now in charge of Lidoda Duvha and - for the first time this season - Leopards moved outside the relegation play-off zone with a 2-1 win over Santos on Wednesday night.

At the other end of the Premier League table, Chiefs fluffed their chance to close the gap on leaders Mamelodi Sundowns when they were held to a goalless draw by Golden Arrows on the same night.

Amakhosi coach Vladimir Vermezovic is struggling to win crucial games while Heric and Leopards have recently had a good run, a sequence that has been highlighted by a good run in the African Confederation Cup.

The Limpopo team got past the tournament's preliminary round and are now in the first round.

They beat Saint Eloi Lupopo from Democratic Republic of Congo 4-2 in the first leg at the Giyani Stadium last Saturday, with the return leg set for next weekend.

Chiefs will be going up against a team whose confidence will be high.

Another interesting clash in the Nedbank Cup last 16 will be the KwaZulu-Natal derby between Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United at the Princess Magogo Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Arrows are 12th on the log and Maritzburg 13th. Both teams have played 22 matches, are each on 24 points, with Arrows marginally ahead because of goal difference. They are equally matched, also, by their poor league standings.

On Sunday, Jomo Cosmos, who won only their second league match of the season on Wednesday night, host Platinum Stars at Sinaba Stadium.

Cosmos could be finding form in time to ready themselves for the last few weeks of the relegation zone, but Stars have had a better record since suspending coach Owen da Gama.

Stars are unbeaten in their last four league matches and thumped amateur side Dolphins 5-1 in the Nedbank Cup's round of 32.

SuperSport United travel to the GWK Stadium in Kimberley, where Sundowns registered a record 24-0 win over Powerlines FC, to take on United FC, but they are unlikely to achieve the same feat.

The former PSL champions last won a league match on February 18 against Golden Arrows, and that is also the last time SuperSport scored a goal in the league.

Penalties got them through the last 32 when they beat first division side Batau FC.

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imagine RAT must be such a huge RAT to "forcefully breast-feed u"...i mean mother of all RODENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tltltltltltltltltl....

2012-03-30 12:14:18.0 | 0 replies


anyway i dont subscribe to such thinking of aboCLEVER ne BARI...

2012-03-30 11:58:29.0 | 0 replies

Hello my champ.
Its about time we make noise on their platform. Dont u think?

2012-03-30 11:57:43.0 | 0 replies


that's very naive of u to make such statement...what is eLoxioni to u? than again i think SHABBA, BENNI, MYENI, TEKO and many more professional players who support CHIEFS are not ladies neh?

again my RAT one CLEVER ke eng bossssss????? is it someone who only grew up in a township or maybe around GAUTENG? from where i come from those who were regarded as "BARI" or "CHEESE BOYS" are coming from the townships....

2012-03-30 11:57:06.0 | 0 replies

Pie-rats haters, you are out the cup so please shut your pie holes.

Khosi 4 Life!!!
Guess who Im supporting 2morrow?

2012-03-30 11:56:03.0 | 0 replies

One more thing @sshole. I dont have time to be navigating to other articles to comment.Maybe thats how you keep yourself busy at the internet cafe because you cant find anymore closed mines to dig for specks of gold. get a proper job boytjie.
Hello my love. Easy now. It`s Friday. Why u let your BP rise, my sweets?

2012-03-30 11:55:21.0 | 0 replies

Pie-rats haters, you are out the cup so please shut your pie holes.

Khosi 4 Life!!!

2012-03-30 11:55:06.0 | 0 replies

Big-ups to you Champ, let me just do that and leave the loosers alone.. I SWEAR CH!MPS WONT GET ANYTHING THIS SEASON.. NOTH!NG !!!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaham LMFBAO. This dimwit is taking to stupidity to new levels. Irf being stupid is a disease, then this @sshole is terminally ill
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I agree. They wont get anything.

2012-03-30 11:53:15.0 | 0 replies

Hello Click. Maybe u should not predict. U bring bad luck to ure team.

2012-03-30 11:52:14.0 | 0 replies

Ayikho i Clever ne Autie ekhulele eLoxioni yaDlala iBhola bese iFavour iChips.. never


If what you don't know can't hurt you, you are invulnerable, and a friendly advise to you is '''keep talking and 1 day you'll say something intelligent."""

2012-03-30 11:58:37.0 | 0 replies

@ Buc4life

I don't predict.. I state the results of outcomes and make them official..

Kaizer "Glamour Boys" Chiefs 3 - 0 Black Ninja's from Venda

2012-03-30 12:00:51.0 | 0 replies