Warriors laughing all the way to the bank

JOZI - Warriors players Onismor Bhasera and Tinashe Nengomashe will be smiling all the way to the bank after Kaizer Chiefs clinched the richest competition on the continent, the R4,25 million (about £300 000) Telkom Knockout over the weekend.

The pair showed no mercy over more seasoned countrymen Esrom Nyandoro and Peter Ndlovu as well as their Mamelodi Sundowns counterparts as The Amakhosi subdued the defending league champions 3-2 on penalties thanks to the exploits of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune in Pretoria.

The teams finished goalless after 120 minutes of pulsating football.

The four Zimbabwe internationals performed commendably in this tense decider but it is Bhasera and Nengomashe that will be participating at the next edition of the CAF Confederations Cup courtesy of the victory.

It is 21-year-old Bhasera’s first cup success in South African football following his move from relegated Maritzburg United at the beginning of the season.

Zimbabweans have developed a penchant for winning the lucrative Telkom Knockout.

Last season, unheralded Silver Stars, now Platinum Stars, clinched the tournament.

The Lions of the North has three Zimbabweans- Bekithemba Ndlovu, Tapuwa Kapini and Joel Luphahla-in their ranks. – Sports reporter

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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