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Kaizer Chiefs beat Casric Stars 2-1 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday to advance to the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals. 

Caleb Bimenyimana opened the scoring for Chiefs via a penalty as early as the 11th minute. The match went to the half time break with Amakhosi leading the Motsepe Foundation Championship with a solitary goal.

Kaizer Chiefs through to the last 8

The visitors came back in the second half rejuvenated side and found an equaliser through inform striker Kgomotso Mosadi in the 61 minute. But Amakhosi quickly regrouped and took another lead via substitute Ashley Du Preez. 

They join the other seven clubs who booked their Nedbank cup qualerfo9nal places prior. 

Kaizer Chiefs against Casric Stars during Nedbank Cup encounter
Kaizer Chiefs against Casric Stars during Nedbank Cup encounter

Man of the match Mduduzi Shabalala says the results are encouraging and they will continue to work hard to bring success to9 the club. 

“We knew it was not going to be an easy one. But the most important thing is that we got an early goal,” he told SuperSport TV. 

“It set up a good momentum for us. Even though we missed so many chances it’s been something that we have been lacking throughout the season. 

“But the good thing is that we are getting there and we are creating scoring opportunities,” he said. 

Chiefs players eager to bring the good old days 

“We are doing our level best to bring back the glory days to take the club where it belongs. We are doing well so far. It’s just that we must keep working hard and keep getting those three points. We will get it right and we promise that we will fight until the end.” 

Nedbank Cup quarterfinals qualified teams 

Kaizer Chiefs 

Orlando Pirates

Stellenbosch

Chippa United

Royal AM

Sekhukhune United

Dondol Stars

Mamelodi Sundowns

The official draw for the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals will take place on Monday, 13 March at 18:00.

More to follow…

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