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Posted: 4 November 2009 Time: 21:46

Kaizer Chiefs fought back for a point against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday.

The goals were scored by Knowledge Musona (brace) and Siphiwe Tshabalala for Chiefs, and Esau Mtsweni, Clifford Mulenga and Mpho Maleka for Aces.

Tshabalala's brilliant goal deep into injury time gave Chiefs a share of the spoils, in a game in which their slack defending almost saw them suffer their sixth defeat of the season.

Aces looked exciting at the start, and they pushed Chiefs to defend with their backs against the wall, with Clifford Mulenga, especially, causing problems for the visitors.

Aces were rewarded for their adventurous play with the opening goal in the 13th minute, when Lehumo Itshegetseng supplied Essau Mtshweni with a defence-splitting pass to the right wing, and the former Wits University midfielder unleashed a thunderous shot past hapless Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.

However, their lead was short-lived as Chiefs drew level three minutes later when David Mathebula released Knowledge Musona with a good pass and the Zimbabwean striker beat Aces goalkeeper Thomas Richter with a low shot, despite attention from Aces captain and defender Felix Musasa.

Mulenga scored in the 29th minute as he found himself unmarked in a dangerous position and sent a long-range effort past Bartman for his fifth of the season.

As Chiefs' defence went to sleep again, defender Sepeke Manamela was allowed space to take a shot on the edge of the box that fell on the path of Mpho Maleka, who beat Bartman for his first goal of the season in the 36th minute.

Chiefs came out for the second half more lively, and were rewarded in the 55th minute when Musona registered his brace with a low shot, as he once again got the better of Musasa.

Chiefs pressed for the equaliser, with Abia Nale and Nkosinathi Nhleko coming close, but it was Tshabalala who, in the final moment, whacked a free-kick home in the 93th minute to break the hearts of Aces supporters.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:58 pm
My team is struggling or real....anyway 1 point is better than nothing ....once again to our coach .....Knowledge Musona is a very dangerous player and pls give him a chance. This is he only player that can challenge Kalego Mphela with goals. My blood is Gold and Black
Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
If chiefs thnk dt they stl a big team they hv 2 4gt,u cnt go n buy cheap zim playas n xpect 2do wel,thrs no quality at chips at all,wel done aces
Anonymous
posted: 10:01 pm
Musona is a gem, I see Shaba has been working a lot in his free kicks in the training ground. Keep it up boys!
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
Ndiphiwe: What r u talking about ? Our Zim players r doing well for our team. I'd like to knw which team r u supporting so that ngizok'thsela indaba zakho?
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 pm
Maybe someone must tell me where we are going with these unnecessary draws.
Anonymous
posted: 10:16 pm
Another lucky escape for Chimps, yho! chimps supporters must really have low standard if they accept this type of performance, phela this is nonsense.

The sky is the limit...!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
Lucky: I'm also concern about this now.....we're not going anywhere my bru
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
Viva buy one get one free Viva...

Musona is a diamond ina rough that needs to be polished and naturalised to become a South African.....Good boy!
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
We need a good manager.....Bobby is taking this team down to the drain/sewerage
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
@ndiphiwe, cheap or expensive doesn't mean nothing to me, as long as player perform, according me is expensive nor matter where he from doesn't mean nothing.khosi for one point and life.
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
i give all my to musona, i wish coach will play that in each an every game
Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
Musona is one of the most dangerous player in the PSL , its a pity our coach doesn't see his qualities.....
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:28 pm
Hhayi! Viva Cheap labour Viva! Lol! lol! lol!

Good to see Chips battling, they were laughing @Downs last season... Your turn!
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
to my fellow khosi for life machiel and lucky and others,don't panic guys about the draws , our time will come soon, just remember where are from,we from the bottom of log, now look where are we, please don't loose hope guys and remember love and peace.
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Why why why?
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Musona!Musona!Musona!Musona!Musona!Musona!

Sweswe!Sweswe!Sweswe!Sweswe!Sweswe!Sweswe!

Jambo!Jambo!Jambo!Jambo!Jambo!Jambo!Jambo!

Nengomasha!Nengomasha!Nengomasha!Nengomasha!

This is African Rennaissance at its best!

Big up to Mr. Kaizer (Snr) Motaung!

Mr. Mbeki, the brain child of African Renaissance meant this when he spoke of this subject, yet some of the South African are stil Xenophobic and label other Human Beings as cheap and all that.

To all those who don'r understand the meaning of being an African must just humble themselves and visit one of the African countries for their free education of being an African.

South African are like spoilt brats who only know how to complain,,,You open a newspaper in this country,someone is complaining,please South African, stop being cry babies!

Chiefs have done an honourable duty by recruiting from our neighbours,i.e. Zimbabwe.

South African let's stop Xenophobia and support our fellow African Brothers and Sisters!

Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
Sweyts: u talking rubbish, i'm surprised u belongs to "Bafana Bastlayela".....spending Millions of rands buying players and still no results. You have millions but no brains. U release a player(Lerato Chabangu) and 6 months down the line u spend over R2Million to get him back.....that's wha we call "Bafana Bastlayela"
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
Imagine if Torrealba would be on form, Yende get his footing, Nhleko be injury free, Motaung get his confidence and arrogance back, Musona enjoy more game time, Tshabalala continue with this kind of form, Masango re-appear from wherever he is hiding, Nale be on top form, Khune come back, Tau and Rooi work together, Sweswe stop being rude, Zwane rested, Matle and Masenamela get more game time, Tlou and Mbooi. G

In short, we have a gem of a squad, do not be surprised if we win the league this season. Good coach plus good squad equals winning squad
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Imagine if Torrealba would be on form, Yende get his footing, Nhleko be injury free, Motaung get his confidence and arrogance back, Musona enjoy more game time, Tshabalala continue with this kind of form, Masango re-appear from wherever he is hiding, Nale be on top form, Khune come back, Tau and Rooi work together, Sweswe stop being rude, Zwane rested, Matle and Masenamela get more game time, Tlou and Mbooi. G

In short, we have a gem of a squad, do not be surprised if we win the league this season. Good coach plus good squad equals winning squad
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:43 pm
This boy must be partnered with Nhleko, Finish and Klaar.

VV is like a soldier who dies with a loaded gun in his without using it.

VV, why don't you believe in Nhleko/Musona combination.

This two are like thunder (Nhleko) and Lightning (Musona), if given a chance they can complement each other....Please VV, pair this two deadly strikers and you shall see....As for Pierats,Krol has run out of ideas!
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