Kaizer Chiefs vs Platinum Stars PSL Absa Premiership report
Posted: 24 January 2016 Time: 14:49
Eleazar Rodgers scored two late goals as Platinum Stars snatched a 2-1 Absa Premiership victory over Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.
After a half with few clear-cut chances for either side, Camaldine Abraw broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time with a textbook header past Mbongeni Mzimela from Siphiwe Tshabalala's free-kick from the left.
Isaac Nhlapo crashed a header against the crossbar from Mduduzi Nyanda's corner as Chiefs rode their luck at times.
Bongi Ntuli then hit the woodwork twice in the second half as Dikwena shifted gears in an effort to get an equaliser, and Chiefs could count themselves lucky that they were still in the lead.
The first time Ntuli was extremely unlucky after hitting the upright with a beautiful first-time volley using his instep. The second time he took a snap-shot inside the box and the ball hit the near post before rebounding onto a diving Reyaad Pieterse and then flashing just wide.
George Maluleka did not have the best first half for Amakhosi but came alive in the second half, although he could not find a way past man of the match Mzimela in the Stars goal, who twice denied him with fine saves in quick succession. Maluleka was evetually replaced by Hendrick Ekstein with 20 minutes to go.
Dikwena coach Cavin Johnson threw on Rodgers and Robert Ng'ambi in a last throw of the dice and it paid dividends in the 85th minute, the Malawian midfielder picking out Rodgers with a cross from the right and the Cape Town-born striker burying the chance with a diving header.
Rodgers won the game with a tap-in at the death, after Ndumiso Mabena's direct free-kick deflected off the wall and into his path as he followed up in the box.
HOME: Kaizer Chiefs
Coach: Steve Komphela
AWAY: Platinum Stars
Coach: Cavin Johnson