The Chilli Boys enjoyed the lion share of possession, but it was the National First Division (NFD) team who opened the scoring in the 27th minute as Motshegwa’s setpiece took a wicked deflection to beat Daniel Akpeyi in the Chippa goal.
Three minutes later and Baroka doubled their lead. The hard running Collins Makgaka setup Loyiso Simandla’s who easily bundled the ball home.
The team from Port Elizabeth pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time. Xola Mlambo set up his skipper, Andile Mbenyane, who riffled the ball home to keep his team in the contest.
The NFD leaders looked the more likely to score in the second half. A set piece from Motshegwa in the 53rd minute rattled the cross bar.
Baroka then made it 3-1 on the hour mark as the lively Motshegwa’s swivel and fierce strike found the bottom corner to restore their two goal advantage.
Three minutes later and a defensive error gave Rhulani Manzini the simple task of passing the ball into an empty net. The Chilli Boys were back in the contest and pressed Baroka hard until the final whistle but could not find the net again to force the game into extra time.
“I am over the moon. This is football. Absolutely magic,” an elated Baroka coach, Kgokolo Thobejane said.
Meanwhile, Chippa coach, Dan Malesela was left seething.
“We are disappointed. If we defended the way we did and expected not to concede then that would be disrespectful to football. I am livid,” he said.