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Gordon Igesund Vs. Kaizer Chiefs - 38 Years In The Making.

Gordon Igesund Highlands Park Vs. Kaizer Chiefs 1979 Mainstay Cup Final

By Nikolaos Kirkinis - Feb 17, 2017 07:34 PM

Kaizer Chiefs will lock horns with Highlands Park this weekend at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. On the face of it, this is a regular league game. However, if you dig a little deeper you will find a rich history that runs through this encounter.

Some of our younger readers may not know that Highlands Park has not always existed as the team which gained promotion from the NFD last season, and look dangerously close to returning there come the end of this season. Highlands Park used to be one of the main powerhouses of South African football.

Highlands Park were highly placed in the white leagues, and when the leagues combined often had a back-and-forth tussle for power with Kaizer Chiefs.

In 1979 Kaizer Chiefs and Highlands Park played in the Mainstay Cup Final. The game was played in front of a capacity crowd at the Rand Stadium. All the legends were in attendance, Ace Ntsoelengoe, Computer Lamola and Ryder Mofokeng were representing the Amakhosi.

Highlands Park had legendary goalkeeper Eugene Klynhans, striker Stuart Lilly and fellow attacker Gordon Igesund.

The game finished 2-2 in 90 minutes and then 3-3 after extra time. There were many fights and incidents of crowd rowdiness, the referee, wanting to avoid a stampede, disallowed a late Highlands Park goal and the game finished a draw. A reply was played two weeks later at Orlando Stadium where Chiefs won 2-0.

In that 1979 Mainstay Cup final, Gordon Igesund set up one of the goals. Now he has returned, 38 years later to coach the team he used to play for. Interestingly, Igesund was playing in that final a year before his oldest player Surprise Moriri was born.

Do you have any memories of the old Highlands Park or Kaizer Chiefs?


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mosesmashiloane@gmail.com Feb 18, 2017 04:57 PM
Go for it Khosi do it for us
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Feb 18, 2017 03:31 PM
@X'Man(Khosificated) ,how are you khosi
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Feb 18, 2017 03:29 PM
@Nhlpato ,, reminder,,,,,your next 3 games !cpt city,chiefs,supersport
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Feb 18, 2017 03:28 PM
@Nhlpato ,, reminder,,,,,your next 3 games !cpt city,chiefs,supersport
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Feb 18, 2017 03:26 PM
@Prof_Maknite ,whats wrong with you?
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Vongani vs dunudunu/rats Feb 18, 2017 03:26 PM
@Prof_Maknite ,whats wrong with you?
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Prof_Maknite Feb 18, 2017 02:23 PM
Zebbies have been cheating teams for even the excuse for the goal that was disallowed sounds lame "stampede"...................
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kc-inferno Feb 18, 2017 01:22 PM
@glamourpelo, lol.. tell him
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glamourpelo Feb 18, 2017 01:00 PM
@Nhlpato xem hooligan u need some help buddy dnt hate khosi coz its downs not khosi u knw chief s n bucs r rivals they dnt humilate each other...blame 6-1 6-0
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Nhlpato Feb 18, 2017 12:19 PM
How can a legitimate goal be disallowed SIES this chimpanzees a goal is a goal wat rubbish is "avoiding a stampede" mxm
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Nhlpato Feb 18, 2017 12:13 PM
Sies chimpanzees has been cheating ever since its clear this referee was bought by chimpanzees
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mercedece Feb 18, 2017 10:44 AM
@MDOUVA iya neh lol, thought English is broad.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 18, 2017 10:19 AM
I didnt knw even that Highlands park is the one of old team in SA bt we are going to harras them tonyt as usually bcz Mabhida stadium is our sloter house we going to pack the stadium so we cld gv them support# asiligibeli isecond hand thina beSchomane
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kAIDSa cHIVs Feb 18, 2017 10:11 AM
Oh..... so Amakhosikazi have always been a referees' team. Nc nc nc.....!!! Brown envelope.
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MDOUVA Feb 18, 2017 10:01 AM
Editor I always warn U of Ur grammatical mistakes. It makes reading not so interesting. U saying a reply was played instead of a replay. How can U play a reply?
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musah05 Feb 18, 2017 09:41 AM
Ok not so interesting
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KGWARIPANE Feb 18, 2017 09:24 AM
Why the goal was disallowed? Zebras robbed teams big time. They are paying for it now.
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mothibantwa442@gmail.com Feb 18, 2017 09:15 AM
Mxm what's this now?
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madumpiiii Feb 18, 2017 08:45 AM
Tis zebras ve been win cups with referees mxm.zooooo

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