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Victory for Chiefs In Vodacom Challenge

Victory for Chiefs In Vodacom Challenge



Kaizer Chiefs beat Manchester City by one goal to nil to lift the Vodacom Challenge trophy in Pretoria, South Africa.

A war of attrition for the first half-hour saw the game locked in an uneventful stale-mate.

Chiefs broke the deadlock as the first half neared an end with a contraversial goal from a set-piece. The ball appeared to be controlled by Ntuka's arm before he poked the ball past Shay Given from a few yards out.

City were chasing the game in the second-half, lots of position but no final ball. Their continued surges forwards were matched by Kaizer Chiefs quick counter attacks, the next goal could have gone either way.

As it was, neither side could find a goal and save a couple of decent attempts from both sides, the half was largely uneventful.

The game finished 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs who had previously beaten Manchester United to lift the trophy.

Hughes' men head home after an eventful time in South Africa that has included some good quality pre-season fitness, meeting living legend Nelson Mandela and witnessing the worst half-time 'win-a-car' competitions in the history of sports.

Full-time: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Manchester City

Goals: Ntuka 42' (Chiefs)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Mmbooi, Rooi, Jambo, Ntuka, Lebese, Bulu, Yende, Masenamala, Mathebula, Nhleko.

Manchester City: Given, Vidal (Ben Haim 16), Dunne (Zabaleta 36), Onuoha (Weiss 73), Bridge, Barry, de Jong, Wright-Phillips, Petrov (Robinho 58), Bellamy, Adebayor.

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Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Saturday July 25 2009
Time: 4:10PM

Comments

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This is so funny! The Kaiser Chiefs! I can't wait for the PL season to start and seeing Ali Baba Hughes' glum face making excuses for loss after loss. He's bought tripe players and rejects for huge sums and the arab club is ALREADY a farce. Lovely! City fans have sold out their heritage for a few handfuls of gold and they can't even buy a smirk. LOLOL!
Sir Cecil
25/07/2009 17:25:00
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lol... I find it funny Cecil that you're coming on here commentating on pre-season friendly results. I don't even know who other teams are playing pre-season never mind anxious enough to go on their site and comment on them. You must be really worried.
MCFC_Goatboy
25/07/2009 17:34:00
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Guys could you explain this loss? I mean, its not exactly a good result right? Surely even a heavy legged PL team can defeat the Chiefs!
JT_daniel
25/07/2009 17:36:00
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MCFC_Goatboy, I come in peace!
JT_daniel
25/07/2009 17:37:00
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We did beat the Kaizer Chiefs the other day, just not today plus the fact we're still experimenting with players/formations
arthur7171
25/07/2009 18:04:00
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United lost to Kaizer Chiefs in the final a few years back. Its a pre-season friendly, hardly Champions League! Go check out Liverpools pre-season results if you want a good laugh.
eighthsin
25/07/2009 18:06:00
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Right, I guess you need to experiment on how to play 7 strikers all at once, eh? :-)
JT_daniel
25/07/2009 18:48:00
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your pre season is going great lads!! top 4 in the EPL ? hahahahaha
lillywhites101
25/07/2009 19:01:00
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Its a Pre-season warm up fools, Kaizer Chiefs were playing like its life or death!
mcfcthriller
25/07/2009 20:02:00
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I can't believe the amount of bitter and jealous individuals that come posting on here. We lost! So what? Clearly the small people out there find Manchester City more interesting than their own teams. For that reason, they have my pity!
oliverblue
25/07/2009 20:17:00
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