Nedbank Cup: Milford FC Knock Wasteful Kaizer Chiefs out of Nedbank Cup

Nedbank Cup: Milford FC Knock Wasteful Kaizer Chiefs out of Nedbank Cup

Babajide Orevba
updated at February 25, 2024 at 11:09 PM
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  • Milford FC have knocked Kaizer Chiefs out of the season's Nedbank Cup
  • The lower division side upset the Glamour Boys via a penalty shootout
  • The loss means Chiefs will now endure a ninth season without silverware

Lower division side Milford FC are through to the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup for the very first time in their history.

The Robins put up a hard-fighting performance to defeat Kaizer Chiefs, but they had to do it the hard way - via a penalty shootout.

AmaKhosi made five changes from the side that played a draw with Royal AM during the week as Zitha Kwinika, Happy Mashiane, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Edmilson Dove and Mduduzi Shabala replaced Reeve Froslet, Pule Mmodi, Njabulo Ngcobo, Sifiso Hlanti and Yusuf Maart in the starting line up.

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Milford FC have defeated Kaizer Chiefs to reach the Nedbank Cup Round of 16. Photo Credit: @Velile_Mnyandu.
Source: Twitter

Chiefs started on a determined note and almost grabbed the opener early in the first half, but a goal-line clearance denied them, Snl24 reports.

Off a corner kick, Edson Castillo almost found the back of the net, but his effort went just wide to the frustration of the crowd.

It was the same fate in the second half, with Chiefs missing chances throughout as Milford goalkeeper Siphamandla Hleza put his name in the lights with a string of good saves.

In the course of the game, Milford was reduced to 10 men when defender Vsusmuzi Mthabela received a second booking in the 111th minute.

The intense encounter proceeded into extra time, and Hleza even denied Amakhosi striker Ranga Chivaviro from the penalty spot.

As if that were not enough, the goalkeeper scored the winning kick in the shoot-out as Milford FC went on to win 5-4 via the penalty shootout.

For Chiefs, who are battling in sixth place in the DStv Premiership, the result confirmed the ailing Soweto giants will go to a staggering ninth season without silverware.

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Sports Brief earlier reported that Chiefs are looking to sign Sphephelo ‘Yaya’ Sithole, who was ever-present in South Africa's lineup at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The midfielder currently plays for CD Tondela in the Portuguese second division, and his deal expires when the current season ends.

Chiefs were interested in signing the KwaZulu-Natal academy product a few years ago, but a deal never materialised.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.