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Controversial win for Chiefs

Posted: 20 November 2009 Time: 22:04

Kaizer Chiefs jumped up to fourth on the Absa Premiership standings after a 1-0 win over 10-man Santos at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday night, but it was not a match without controversy.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane scored the first-ever goal at the new World Cup stadium to sink the People’s Team, who had Thabiso Ntloana sent off just two minutes after the goal for a stamp on Nkosinathi Nhleko.

But with five minutes to go, substitute Eleazar Rodgers headed the ball over the line before it was cleared by Thabang Rooi. Referee Harold Lekitane initially looked to have pointed to the spot, but then bizarrely ordered a drop-ball – much to Santos’ digust.

In an even first half, Chiefs had the first chance when Josta Dladla found space inside the area, but his first touch was a poor one and allowed the defence to clear.

Letsholonyane fired a shot straight at goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng soon after, before Tyren Arendse dragged one wide at the other end.

The two sides were restricted to long-range efforts up until the 39th minute, when a well-worked free-kick routine from Chiefs almost allowed Thabang Rooi to score, but for some brave goalkeeping.

Arthur Bartman also had to be alert at the other end when Graham King burst through, but it remained goalless at the break.

Santos almost scored the opener early in the second half – King’s run down the left setting up Phikolethu Spelman, but Thomas Sweswe put his body on the line to clear the goalbound shot.

A few minutes later and Chiefs had the lead. A great ball from Knowledge Musona played Abia Nale in on goal. His cross was only parried to the feet of Letsholonyane, who calmly side-footed home.

Three minutes later and Santos’ position was even worse – a red card for Ntloana for a stamp on the hard-working Nhleko, who soon after beat two defenders before forcing a near-post save from Motsoeneng.

Santos kept fighting and after King volleyed straight at Bartman, the controversial moment when the linesman failed to spot the ball crossing the line – and thereby handing Chiefs the three points.

Previous comments on this story...

Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:11 pm
CONTROVERSIAL MY BIG BLACK BALLS!
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:13 pm
A WIN IT'S A WIN!

THIS THINGS HAPPEN! nX!

cONTROVERSIAL MY ASSSSSSSSSS!
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
Khosi 4 eva,we got da swager
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:16 pm
JEALOUSY IS A BAD THING!

IT WILL MAKE PEOPLE HAVE HEART ATTACKS,NX!
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:17 pm
CHIEFS ROCKS....AND JEALOUSY KILLS!
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
CONTREVERSAL OR NOT CONTROVERSAL ITS A WIN AND WE R HAPPY. ALL PIE-RATS AND SUNFLOPS FANS CAN SAY WHATEVA THEY WANT TO SAY WE DONT GIVE A RAT'S BEHIND...AND AJAX IS GOING TO BEAT PIE-RATS HEHEHE....SHAPA MAKHOSI SHAPA!
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:18 pm
MY FAVOURITE TEAM HAVE WON AND PEOPLE START TO SAY ITS CONTROVERSIAL, HEEHEHEHEHEH HAHAHAHAHAHA...UWI!
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
I fell sori for the poor people's team. who were denied a beatiful goal by the linesman. another match fiximg. no wonder who is behing all this now that Ace is gone. congratulations to KFC (Chiefs) for winning.
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
WTF? CONTROVESY MOER..!! A WIN IS A WIN.SO HATERS CAN GO ND SUCK IT.NXX!
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:21 pm
HEY HEY SANTOS IS ON FORM, HEY HEY CHIEFS WILL LOOSE! WHAT HAPPENED?

WHERE IS MPHELA AND TIYANI WAK MABASA!

THE TWO CHIEFS HATERS!
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:23 pm
SUPERSPORT YOUARE NEXT AND WITS BETTER START PULLING UP THEIR TORN SOCKS....PIERATS WILL DRAW O-O 2MORO!
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:25 pm
C R
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Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
letsholonyane is beta than teko and mashego combined hehehe....by the way wat happened to mthembu? once a pie-rats always a rats....pie-rats will neva win a league or a cup until khoza fill hiz gap witth a gold tooth ,hehehe ....MBELE MUST GO SO SAYS THE GHOST , NEXTIME THEY WILL BE BLAMING THE KIT MANAGER LOL
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:26 pm
C R
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Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
We call it PAYBACK-TIME. Think back and remember all those penalties that were wrongly awarded against us in the first half of the season, the ones that were supposed to be awarded for us but never were. I think these refs still owe us about three more goals and two red cards and three more goals that they must still deny against us!
For a change we also feel like saying "the ref did a good job" lol... Loller....lolest.....
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 10:28 pm
CHIEFS HATERS SLEPT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE!!

HHEHEHE MSUNONYOKO!
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:28 pm
Another heist.
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:29 pm
Crime rocks!
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:30 pm
Thieves4lyf!
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
@mash do: please grow up.
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