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Kaizer Chiefs Bloemfontein Celtic PSL

Posted: 19 August 2014 Time: 18:49

Kaizer Chiefs continued their perfect start to the season with a 1-0 win against Bloemfontein Celtic at Soccer City.

Mandla Masango scored the only goal of the game – a beauty on 79 minutes – in a game which livened up in the second half after a slow first 45.

The Amakhosi came into the match with an unchanged side after four wins on the trot, while Celtic made just the change - new signing Musa Nyatama replacing Dumisani Zama.

It was a cautious start, but the game sprung into action on 10 minutes when Hellings Mhango unleashed a fierce drive towards the top corner. The ball looked to be going in, but Itumeleng Khune pulled off a brilliant one-handed save to keep the scores level.

Chiefs had their first chance on 16 minutes when nice interplay allowed Masango to run into the area. He drove to the by-line and put in a cross, but Alfred Ndengane was on hand to block as the ball ended up on the roof of the net.

Mhango had a good chance soon after when Nyatama lobbed a perfect pass to the Malawian, but his touch let him down, allowing Khune to gather.

The best chance of the half came on 39 minutes when a poor backpass played Kingston Nkhatha in on goal. However, the Zimbabwean delayed his shot, eventually tumbled over, and the chance was lost.

Chiefs started the second half strongly, with Reneilwe Letsholonyane volleying over early on after more good work by Masango, before George Lebese crashed a curling free-kick against the crossbar.

Keegan Ritchie showed some great feet against his former side, beating three players before setting up Lerato Lamola on the edge of the area, but his shot was blocked.

Mhango then had a low shot saved before Nkhatha cleverly set up Lebese with a back-heel, but the winger leant back and fired over to squander a great chance.

The goal eventually came on 79 minutes – and it was one well worth waiting for as great one-touch passing resulted in Masango burying Lebese’s cross on the half-volley.

Just a minute later Mathoho hammered a volley against the crossbar from a corner-kick, but that was it as far as the scoring was concerned.

The result moves Chiefs to the top of the table, ahead of Ajax Cape Town who won 2-1 at Polokwane City.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Formation: four three one two

Livefyre comments on this story...

cabashe
posted: 2014-08-19 16:54:56

Yhoo! 7 defenders

chaps
posted: 2014-08-19 16:55:58

cabashe tsek

Ngcungcu
posted: 2014-08-19 16:58:19

That's none of ur business sit down and watch the game

Leruo
posted: 2014-08-19 17:02:05

Yeye, Maluleka both they play offensive pattern

mugwili
posted: 2014-08-19 17:02:07

competition is everywhere mr mphela,big names count nothing and big player profile,u have to work xtra hard if musona come back

AkwaAkaMatic
posted: 2014-08-19 17:04:57

Goodluck boys, a champions score(1-0) will do it for me..

#ForeverFearless 

Great Rhino
posted: 2014-08-19 17:05:52

And they Score Goals too... Angithi! Love & Peace. 

gebhula4sure
posted: 2014-08-19 17:06:15

Waaaaaaaaaaaaasha Chips

Great Rhino
posted: 2014-08-19 17:08:59

No one is Stoping Celtics to put 7 Strike or 3 Goalkeepers Njandini. Love & Peace. 

Solkezner
posted: 2014-08-19 17:12:11

cabashe All Defenders are Chiefs Players...No one is on Loan.

manando
posted: 2014-08-19 17:14:58

I know you don't really have to change a winning formula, but some rotation nyana won't harm. Teams will eventually find you out!

Ernieviakhosi
posted: 2014-08-19 17:15:11

Menyang baloi..no generations tonight...but you'll be forced to watch it after Nkatha and Masango demolish in de 1st half...abasweee..khosi rules

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-19 17:15:39

@cabashe

7 defenders uzoyibona ku black and white tv yakho.

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-19 17:18:53

what you do grows on you.the more they play together, the better they perfect the system. you are right rotation could help others not to be rusty.

Khomphela wa lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-19 17:20:22

manando I agree with you 100%, come second round this players will be tired.

praiselekhosilover
posted: 2014-08-19 17:20:28

cabashe germany assembled almost 8 defensive minded players in their game against brazil n wat was final wena setlaela

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-08-19 17:25:33

Zebras will win this game easily 5-0.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-19 17:26:33

Predictable as ever....

Mhango.........is gonnna abuse Khune

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-08-19 17:28:19

Tell the Moron Great Rhino they can field their coach too its up to them. The coach has put a team that must demolish the Celticanyana.

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-08-19 17:28:36

40 supporters nxxx, (journalists and officials included)

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