Chiefs bag yet another trophy

09 October 2017 - 07:09 By Mahlatse Mphahlele
Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates his goal with teammates during 2017 Macufe Cup game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs at Free State Stadium on 08 October 2017.
Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates his goal with teammates during 2017 Macufe Cup game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs at Free State Stadium on 08 October 2017.
Image: Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs were the subject of ridicule after winning the Macufe Cup by beating Bloemfontein Celtic 4-2 at the Free State Stadium on Sunday to complete a trio of unofficial tournaments.

Chiefs' goals were scored by Dumisani Zuma, Siyabonga Ngezana, Bernard Parker and Ryan Moon, while Victor Letsoalo registered a brace for Celtic in front of a packed stadium.

Amakhosi, who have failed to win an official competition in two seasons under coach Steve Komphela, added the Macufe Cup to the Maize Cup and Black Label Cup they won earlier this year before the PSL season started.

In July, Chiefs won the Maize Cup by beating Free State Stars 1-0 in Orkney and the following month earned bragging rights over Orlando Pirates in the Black Label Cup at FNB Stadium where they also won 1-0.

The Macufe win was a timely morale-booster as Komphela and his men have back-to-back league matches against rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and Pirates in the next two weeks.

They first travel to the Brazilians at Loftus on Tuesday and on October 21 host Bucs in the Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium.

Other good news for Komphela is that Parker, who has been struggling to hit form this season, managed to find the back of the net while the likes of Moon, Zuma and Ngezana were also given rare opportunities.

For Celtic, their next two league matches are tricky away trips to the Mother City where they visit high-flying Cape Town City next week Tuesday at Athlone Stadium and Ajax Cape Town on October 21 at the same venue.

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