Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt
10-man Kaizer Chiefs suffered a shock 2-1 defeat and elimination from the Nedbank Cup by GladAfrica Championship aspect Richards Bay on Sunday.
Thabani Dube opened the scoring with a deft header at the FNB Stadium on 29 minutes.
Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya changed into brushed aside for a second yellow card on 64 minutes, nonetheless Amakosi change Leonardo Castro learned a leveller with 77 minutes performed.
And with the game seemingly headed for time previous law, Richards Bay change Siyabonga Vilane popped up with the winner in the main minte of hurt time, to unswerving his aspect’s location in the last 16.
Chiefs began this match on the entrance foot nonetheless the Natal Wealthy Boyz showed some ultimate attacking promise in the opening exchanges.
Lindokuhle Mthembu tested Daniel Akpeyi with a volley on 9 minutes that failed to test the Chiefs’ stopper whereas Victor Bakah fired over the purpose from an excellent distance out with 13 minutes performed.
Chiefs even though were starting to string some passes together as they began to impose themselves on their opponents.
Samir Nurkovic changed into ultimate offside with a header he glanced large, and whereas the hosts retained noteworthy of the possession, it changed into the away aspect who looked the more threatening
Dube took his chance as he scored with a deft terminate-fluctuate header from a incredible nook from the best from Khanyisa Mayo, that left Akpeyi with out a chance.
Chiefs were nearly at the moment level from the restart nonetheless Bay keeper Malcolm Jacobs made a incredible place to stammer Nurkovic from terminate fluctuate.
Mayo fired in at Akpeyi moments later, nonetheless the keeper changed into equal to the difficulty forward of a flurry of device-objects from Richards Bay that were finally dealt with.
Akpeyi changed into below stress from one more ultimate nook offer from Mayo that so nearly about snuck below the crossbar.
Chiefs’ attacks were little to balls in from large positions, whereas Jacobs comfortably dealt with a lengthy-fluctuate effort from Bernard Parker.
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo flashed his 45th minute shot from the perimeter of the 18-yard teach off target, as Chiefs looked to total the main half strongly.
No longer keen to be anxious elimination, Gavin Hunt made four adjustments at half-time, with Dumisani Zuma on for Happy Mashiane, Njabulo Blom on for Darrel Matsheke, as Leonardo Castro changed Parker and Lebogang Manyama took over from Siphelele Ntshangase.
Nurkovic had the ball in the relief of the fetch on 49 minutes nonetheless changed into as it’ll be dominated to were in an offside quandary.
Lwandile Mabuya changed Mayo and Thabo Maphakisa got right here on for Franklin Ogbonna for Richard’s Bay with 52 mintes on the clock.
Jacobs made a sensational one-handed place low to his appropriate from a degree-clean Nurkovic header, whereas it changed into the Serbian who remained Chiefs’ main aim-threat, as he fired large after increasing dwelling for himself on the hour tag.
Alternatively it went from deplorable to worse for Kaizer Chiefs after Ntiya-Ntiya changed into confirmed a second yellow card, for clipping Katlego Maphathe on 64 minutes on the half-contrivance line as he raced forward.
Bakah changed into off target with shot from fluctuate, as Chiefs made one last change, in replacing Ncgobo with Reeve Frosler.
Richard’s Bay got right here terminate to a second aim nonetheless there changed into no one on the pinnacle of a best in all probability ball across the face of the Chiefs’ aim with Agpeyi stranded.
Vilane and Bayzel Goldstone got right here on for Somila Ntsundwana and Mthembu for Richards Bay with 16 minutes of the match remaning in a relate to seem for out the tie, with some contemporary legs.
Chiefs upped the ante looking out for an equaliser and were lastly rewarded in the 77th minute.
Zuma’s ball into the sphere from the left changed into controlled by Chiefs change Castro, and supreme because the ball looked to win a long way flung from him, he swung his boot – whereas on the bottom – and learned the relief of the fetch.
Mapakisa changed into off-purpose on the volley in a let off for Chiefs, with time winding down, forward of Manyana failed to beat Jacobs with a mis-hit shot at the opposite terminate.
Nurkovic must own performed greater on 83 minutes nonetheless couldn’t set his shot down, as Castro headed over from ultimate in entrance of the goalline.
And despite continuing to threaten, it changed into Richards Bay who received it in stoppage time to shock their hosts and unswerving their location in the last 16 of this eminent opponents.
Goldstone beat Agpeyi nonetheless no longer the best correct, nonetheless the ball fell kindly for Vilane to tapped dwelling the all-vital winner.
– TEAMtalk media