Joseph Molangoane suffers horrific broken leg in Chiefs win over FS Stars
Joseph Molangoane was left devastated after he went off with a broken leg in Kaizer Chiefs' 3-0 MTN8 quarterfinal win against Free State Stars at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
Chiefs' little winger had been influential in a resurgent performance by Amakhosi as they produced far better movement in their frontline than in a 3-1 midweek league defeat to Bidvest Wits at the same venue.
In the 50th minute Molangoane went in for a sliding challenge on Makhehleni Makhaula as Stars' left-back was playing a clearance and the sickening clash saw the Chiefs player stretchered off.
Afterwards Amakhosi coach Giovanni Solinas confirmed Molangoane's broken leg, and said this was a huge blow to his team.
"We are very happy for this victory but we are also shocked because we lost a nice guy like Joseph," Solinas said.
"We dedicate this victory to Joseph. It's a serious injury. I hope this player can come back quickly.
"My players are shocked in the dressing room. Some are very sad.
"'Rama' [Ramahlwe Mphahlele] spoke to him [Molangoane] now. He is shocked. They lost a team-mate, we lost an important player."
Amakhosi midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase went off injured later, but Solinas said this was a knock.