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Valery Nahayo, Siphiwe Tshabalala score for Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 28 August 2010 Time: 22:16

Goals from Valery Nahayo and Siphiwe Tshabalala secured Kaizer Chiefs a 2-0 win over Golden Arrows in their Absa Premiership match at the Rand Stadium on Saturday evening.

The victory is Amakhosi’s first win in their opening league game in three seasons and bodes well as they seek to mount a creditable title challenge to triple champions SuperSport United and the likes of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Tshabalala almost gave Chiefs an early lead in the game, letting fly from long range with a powerful, swerving shot that flashed just wide of the angle between post and crossbar in the seventh minute.

The Amakhosi dominated the opening exchanges and seemed capable of creating goal scoring opportunities almost at will, with the clever interchange of their attacking players proving too much for Arrows’ midfield and defence to handle.

On 24 minutes the visitors needed goalkeeper Helton Da Rocha to pull off a top class save, palming away a downward header from Knowledge Musona after the Zimbabwean striker had got on the end of a free kick from Mandla Masango.

The team in gold and black continued to control proceedings, with their goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune very much a spectator. Arrows, with lone striker Songwe Chalwe mostly isolated up front, rarely looked genuinely threatening.

Nonetheless, the whistle for half time saw the score line locked at 0-0. Chiefs would have been frustrated that the goals their attacking play should have reaped didn’t materialise.

Yet the Soweto giants had to wait just five minutes of the second half to finally find the back of the net. Defender Valery Nahayo was the unlikely hero, belying his reputation as a hard-as-nails centre-back to lose his marker in the penalty area and beat Da Rocha at his near post with an impish flick.

And Chiefs nearly doubled their lead just two minutes later, with Abia Nale beating Da Rocha to a bouncing ball in the area. Luckily for Abafana Bes’thende defender Musa Bilankulu was on hand to clear the goal-bound ball.

Midway through the second half, Chiefs were awarded a controversial penalty after Zwane tackled substitute Sthembiso Ngcobo in the 18-yard area. The Arrows defender appeared to win the ball cleanly, but referee Abdul Ebrahim pointed to the spot.

Bafana Bafana midfielder Tshabalala duly converted the penalty to make it 2-0 in the 68th minute and effectively end the game as a contest.

Chiefs almost made it 3-0 in the 83rd minute, with Mthokozisi Yende firing off a powerful volley that looked destined for the back of the net only for Da Rocha to make a superb reaction save with his left hand.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:21 pm
That's my team.......shappaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Amakhosi shappaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. My blood is Gold and Black
posted: 10:21 pm
We at chlorkop also have our own musona. I think more than musona, mushekwi the man 2 goals in the first league encounter
posted: 10:21 pm
waz dat a penalt o its da start of oparation botsotsi eish poor arrows...jus bcoz they hd no money 2 buy sangweni.. refree nawe eish asazi
posted: 10:25 pm
congra khosi, now lets get the hogwash.
posted: 10:26 pm
We played well and our midfield was superb, e.g Yeye @ the back Nehayo . Can't wait for 2nd week of September @ FNB Stadium. Ngizobulala amadonkey nenkomo.
posted: 10:30 pm
Here we go again with cheats and its refs,we r bek 2 psl,bek to chips wining by huk o by cruck...
posted: 10:33 pm
Grand pa baloi waz right, milkshake iz here to shake the psl...2goals on hz debut!
posted: 10:46 pm
these bustards always get penalties.ther s no penalty like tht.yeses!
posted: 10:50 pm
Nywe! nywe! nywe! nywe iKC cant pass easily only arrows, kuphi khona, Hey u rivarly i 'm back with a bang nou, we are launching operation gudluka dis szn.
posted: 11:22 pm
Ally(mr cool) u can't tell me ua delighted about that win! Come on mpinch,anyway awusangcanywa outie yam ne?SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
posted: 01:49 am
chiefs bought the game and the ref made it simple 4 them to win
posted: 06:38 am
this refree abdul nid 2 be investigatd,this indian s hungry 4r money.he mst be chekd wht wz he doing t halftime.taking bribes
posted: 06:47 am
I see cheats are at it again bribing referees, whats up with this team?
posted: 07:25 am
We Wonder kuthi kuthi kukanyoko ufunani kwichiefs nawe Stonza aniyibukanga igame ukuze nibone ukuthi i Chiefs ibivele izowina ngisho ngabe i penalty ayiyitholanga ,yazi seniyacika manje ukube ngiyanazi la nihlala khona ngabe kade nganigaxa induku
posted: 07:33 am
Wonder : 2010-08-29 06:47 [ Report ]

I see cheats are at it again bribing referees, whats up with this team?Stonza : 2010-08-28 22:30 [ Report ]

Here we go again with cheats and its refs,we r bek 2 psl,bek to chips wining by huk o by cruck...

Nixhaphile zinja

posted: 07:42 am
Hahahaha, Shaki my outie yaka as u know ukuthy iKC usually used 2 start with a low gear but ysterday dey give me a suprise, dankie shaki.
posted: 07:45 am
Mdu, just shut and enjoy the fruits of bribery you moron!
posted: 07:52 am
posted: 07:56 am
Wonder why so much hate baba, you used to be the word of reason andintelect what happende to buda. Uyaphoxa yazi
posted: 08:07 am
These brainless ppl are just bitter with any chiefs achievement, dey 4get to look at de hole game and check only for single mistake U morons. Penalty or no penalty Chiefs was gonna win dat game anyway.Arrows made no single threat 2 Kings.
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