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Chiefs strikers need to go back to ABCs - Last-16 Cup wrap

It was an eventful Round-of-16 in the Nedbank Cup this past weekend though it appears that Kaizer Chiefs' strikers need to go back to basics when it comes to scoring goals.

For the second cup tie in succession, the Glamour Boys were taken to extra time by an outfit from the ABC Motsepe League.

In the previous round against Tornado, it appeared the minnows from the Eastern Cape were in fact Italian giants Juventus - such was the ease in which they broke up attacks.

On Sunday against The Magic FC - Leo Castro notably blazed over from underneath the crossbar while Ryan Moon hit the inside of a post. The goals eventually came in extra time as the amateurs simply ran out of steam.

However, while missing chances is a key concern for coach Ernst Middendorp - the afternoon was arguably stolen by former Premiership star Thando Mngomeni who showed his range of passing with his wand of a left foot.

Now 36, he is in the twilight of his career with Magic but his performance was one more reminder about what might have been.

In other notable games, the now extinct Platinum Stars will be back in the glare of the TV Cameras in the quarter-finals in the form of Cape Umoya United. The Mother City-based outfit defeated Mbombela United on penalties.

Other results in the round played out more predictably but it was Cape Town City's Craig Martin who arguably scored the goal of the last-16. His looping volley in the 3-0 victory over Highlands Park was a sight to behold.

Full list of results from the last-16:

Cape Umoya United 0-0 Mbombela United
Cape Town City 3-0 Highlands Park
Witbank Spurs 1-2 Golden Arrows
Chippa United 2-0 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 Richards Bay
The Magic FC 0-3 Kaizer Chiefs
Jomo Cosmos 0-1 TS Galaxy
(Editor's note: Black Leopards versus Bidvest Wits is to replayed on Monday after the game was earlier abandoned due to rain. Kickoff is 18:00)