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Sorry Chiefs lose again

Posted: 12 September 2009 Time: 17:24

Kaizer Chiefs have lost their third Absa Premiership game of the season as they went down 1-0 to Maritzburg United at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

A brilliant goal from Namibian Rudolf Bester, who later made a claim for miss of the season when he shot wide from less than a yard out, was enough to seal the points for Gordon Igesund’s side.

Fadlu Davids, Rudolf Bester, Noah Chivuta and Kulegani Madondo had early chances for United as they dominated early play, but a mixture of wayward shooting and fine goalkeeping from Arthur Bartman kept AmaKhosi in the game.

But Gordon Igesund’s side got the goal their play deserved when Bester ran the Dominic Isaacs and Jimmy Tau in the Chiefs defence, and was allowed to launch a rocket shot from 30-yards that left Bartman with no chance.

Chiefs came back into the game after the break, with Nkosinathi Nhleko forcing a fine save from Brendan Wardle in the United goal, and David Mathebula shooting over from the centre of the penalty area when he really should have hit the target.

But just how United failed to double their lead, only Bester knows. Felix Obada produced a brilliant run down the right and his low cross left the Namibian with the simplest of tap-ins from just a few feet out with the goal at his mercy. The striker somehow managed to get under the ball, however, and it looped up and was easily cleared by Chiefs.

The visitors held on for a richly deserved win though, and adds to the pressure of Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic, who has now lost three of his first five Absa Premiership matches in charge.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:36 pm
Now I am starting to believe those who are saying Chiefs won't win a game at Orlando.
posted: 06:31 pm
Kaizer Chiefs is the laziest team in the PSL,because they don't have strength of football ooh shame Khosi's pick up socks because I'm the biggest loser of sportstake.
posted: 06:35 pm
Kaizer Chiefs is the laziest team in the PSL,because they don't have strength of football ooh shame Khosi's pick up socks because I'm the biggest loser of sportstake.
posted: 07:37 pm
BrokeFan don't forget that it was just a game, you win some and loose some. Please don't commit suicide like the Downs and Pirates men used to do when you were still 6 years old.
posted: 08:36 pm
Bayishapile iChiefs. Hololo. Yinsakavulana umchilo wezidwaba ekhaya lamaKHOSIKAZI. Happy day 4 me. Shapa Mabhakabhaka Shapa
posted: 09:11 pm
Up the bucs
posted: 09:18 pm
Shame chiefs fans are all slowly dying of hunger bcoz when their team loses they dont eat!!
posted: 10:05 am
It does'nt rain but it pours at Chiefs home,2 safe this sorry state, fire the coach.its really heart-breaking experience.BUCS 4EVER.
posted: 08:52 pm
Basoyikisa ngegama le coach elinzima abe Chiefs sizobash..apah nalo. PHAMBILI MABHAKAJUJU.
posted: 08:52 pm
RUDOLF BESTER!!! Am a chiefs fan, but frm namibia en bester is frm namibia...Wat a goal!!! Gve crdt were its due!
posted: 09:19 am
During pre season when other teams were reinforcing their teams and finding combinations, chiefs were busy trying to win cups by scoring early goals and defend. They dont have a strong squad. Sorry Makhosi amahle.
posted: 09:23 am
Even a fool can tell that chips have NO depth, just aimless running by those useless yongersters.However ..on a positve note those boys would be very HOT next year in NFD (ehlathin'elimnyama)that they would be back in the psl following season.

If chips beat PStars 2moro, I will eat all my shirts (about 20 of them ) over night.....hehehehehehe.

Mr Gordon you want a 5th league with a 5th different team....go mr coach go...everything is possible in this world.
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