Chiefs against Galaxy. Photo: Twitter

Chiefs against Galaxy. Photo: Twitter

TS Galaxy stun Chiefs as Amakhosi knocked out of Nedbank Cup

TS Galaxy repeated their feat from the 2019 Nedbank Cup final with a 1-0 win over Chiefs at the round of 32 stage on Saturday evening.

Chiefs against Galaxy. Photo: Twitter

Chiefs against Galaxy. Photo: Twitter

Chiefs were left to lament missed chances when an awful back pass was snapped up by Augustine Kwen who provided a powerful finish to score the decisive goal in this fiercely-contested battle.


Amakhosi looked to have levelled matters in the dying minutes as Leonardo Castro bundled the ball over the line, but the goal was ruled out for an offside in the build-up.

Even after clinching this impressive result, TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic reserved praise for counterpart Stuart Baxter.

“Mr. Baxter had a lot of success in his life,” he said when asked by iDiski Times.

“He won the Nedbank Cup with Chiefs in 2015, he won it with Supersport in 2016 and 2017. He won in Japan the league, he won in Sweden also.

“So it’s a lot of respect from my side. I’m new in this business, I’m happy about it. I worked hard on myself.

“Yes, I played with one of the best, yes I a lot of coaches who were among the best in the world, so I saw a lot of quality things.

“But again, you have to also as a coach to improve and work hard on yourself day-by-day and if I get 1% of the success Baxter had, I would be happy.”

This defeat will hurt for Chiefs fans

Coming into this encounter, Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter had said they weren’t out for revenge, but this result will be incredibly painful for the Chiefs team.

“I do not think we are the huge favourites,” Baxter said prior to this clash. “We have to make ourselves the favourites. When we had the Nedbank Cup launch, I was asked a hundred times if we have some bad blood revenge in the air, because they have taken our scalp in the 2019 Final. I don’t want that to be the driving force. When the lads are tired and that keeps them going, I will accept that.

“We need to be more concentrated on our game plan and playing with enough energy and desire to earn the right to go through to the next round. Whoever the opponent is, we have to back ourselves and we have got to make sure that we get through to the next round. If we do that all the way though then we can maybe achieve what we want to achieve.”