Kaizer Chiefs news: Chiefs Win Engen Knockout Scenario – Kaizer Chiefs


Kaizer Chiefs were on Sunday crowned champions of the Engen U18 Knockout Scenario after beating Mamelodi Sundowns within the final of the Gauteng leg of the three-day match.

Chiefs made their intentions decided early on as they won all their three team suits against Randburg AFC, Jomo Cosmos (who were defending champions) and Highlands Park.

Their elegant invent persisted within the quarterfinals when the young Amakhosi knocked Murky Aces out of the competitors on Saturday afternoon. The semi-finals were played on Sunday morning and the opponents were the College of Excellence. Amakhosi’s procedure scoring machine Wandile Duba scored a brace to e book a put of residing within the final.

Chiefs’ opponents within the final were Mamelodi Sundowns, who beat SuperSport United on penalties to e book their space within the final.

The game became tricky, as each teams were certain to emerge victorious in a stressful encounter. Chiefs scored first thru Thulani Mabaso, nonetheless Sundowns juniors leveled matters. The teams done the game with the scores tied at 1-1. The game went straight to a penalty shootout, which Amakhosi won 2-1.

Coach Vela Khumalo, who became assisted by Donald Ace Khuse, believes they executed their targets, given that the match took space a week earlier than the DStv Diski Protect.

“It’s a boost for us to scheme shut this match. This could moreover merely support with the game that’s constructing this weekend against SuperSport Reserves,” said coach Khumalo after the game.

There were a preference of particular individual accolades for the young Amakhosi lads on the terminate of the match. Wandile Duba walked away with the striker of the match, apart from high procedure scorer awards, after netting 5 predominant targets in six suits.

Jeremiah Thanyane walked away with the defender of the match prize for his spicy work over the three days.

“The conventional of the game became reasonably high, nonetheless our licensed is rather greater because our boys are uncovered to tricky competitors as about a of them play within the DStv Diski Scenario, although they’re underneath 18. To cowl our strength, we didn’t even concede many targets because we were in a position to contend with the opposition, said Khumalo.

“Survey, we had some underneath-17 gamers who will now be conception to be for the Reserve Crew. We didn’t even play Mduduzi Shabalala, who serene qualifies for the competitors, nonetheless we let him terminate with the senior personnel,” the Chiefs coach added.

The match will now be held within the Western Cape next weekend, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and various provinces.

“It’s a colossal feeling to scheme shut, nonetheless what’s predominant for us is the minutes and hours we desire for a participant to be wisely developed,” concluded Khumalo.

Amakhosi will face various provincial winners within the Champ of Champs later within the 365 days for the national title of the Engen Knockout Scenario. The national winner will then mosey foreign to indicate South Africa.




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