Kaizer Chiefs pitted against Chippa United in Nedbank Cup semis

31 March 2019 - 17:49
By Mninawa Ntloko
Hendrick Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with teammates during the 2019 Nedbank Cup Quarter Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City at the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit on the 31 March 2019.
Image: ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix Hendrick Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with teammates during the 2019 Nedbank Cup Quarter Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City at the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit on the 31 March 2019.

Kaizer Chiefs’ attempt to halt a four-year trophyless run will be put to the test when Amakhosi travel to Eastern Cape to face Chippa United in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup.

Chiefs reached the semifinals after beating coach Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City 2-0 at Mbombela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Pule Ekstein and Dumisani Zuma were enough to hand Chiefs a deserved victory and set up the semifinal against coach Clinton Larsen’s Chilli Boys.

Chippa reached this stage of the competition after beating Wits 5-3 on penalties after an eight-goal thriller during regulation time at BidVest stadium on Saturday night.

Chiefs last won a trophy in 2015 when they were crowned premiership champions under Stuart Baxter and their trophyless run is starting to make management and fans very nervous.

Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp‚ who replaced hapless Italian Giovanni Solinas in December last year‚ is now two games away from halting the slide.

In the other semifinal‚ Golden Arrows host TS Galaxy.