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Kaizer Chiefs come from behind to beat Free State Stars

Posted: 17 December 2011 Time: 22:17

A horrible goalkeeping error from Free State Stars' Kennedy Mweene allowed Lincoln Zvasiya to score Kaizer Chiefs winning goal in the Amakhosi's 2-1 victory over the Ea Lla Koto in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Edward Manqele scored for Stars while Sthembiso Ngcobo and Lincoln Zvasiya scored for Chiefs.

An injury to Dominic Isaacs during the warm-up and the suspension of Jimmy Tau saw the Amakhosi start with an inexperienced back four which included Willard Katsande (right-back) and Lincoln Zvasiya, both only making their second appearance in the league.

Still, despite a nervy looking Chiefs defence which was constantly breached in the first-half, they only conceded a single goal and were not completely out of the match going into the half time break.

That goal came in the 15th minute after a superb through ball saw Edward Manqele break behind the Chiefs defence and with only the keeper to beat the striker made no mistake.

Manqele drove into the box and unleashed a thunderbolt from 16-yards out that found the top left-hand corner of the net, scoring his fifth goal of the league season and handing his side the lead, 1-0.

Thereafter, Stars continued to breach the back four of Chiefs in the first half, but some poor finishing let them down. One instance in particular was in the 26th minute when Katlego Mashego missed open goals from ten-yards out as he completely missed the ball with a swing of his leg.

Nonetheless, take nothing away from the Ea Lla Koto who produced an entertaining 45 minutes and who would have been a little upset to only go into half time a goal up.

Stars would also have felt a little aggrieved when Arthur Bartman was not sent from the field in the 31st minute after blatantly handling the ball outside the box.

Again Manqele broke the off-side trap, but Bartman was quickly off his goal line and out of his box to stop the danger, illegally. The referee, though, took a lenient view and only showed him a yellow card.

The second half saw a change of fortunes as Chiefs were clearly the better side and somehow found their attacking form. Hence, they were able to create a couple chances on goal.

The Amakhosi were definitely more threatening in the final third of the field and skimmed the top side of the crossbar on two occasions.

All the drama, however, was reserved for the three minutes between the 77th – 80th minute.

Initially, the former Free State Stars man and second half substitute, Sthembiso Ngcobo, drew Chiefs level when he latched onto a right wing cross from Masango with a powerful ten-yard header that found the right corner of the goal, 1-1.

Three minutes later and a mistake from the normally reliable Mweene allowed the Amakhosi to take the lead.

Zvasiya tried his luck from 40-yards out and saw his effort bounce just in front of the Stars' keeper, who showed poor technique by not getting behind the ball, allowing it to bounce over him and into the left-side of the net, 2-1.

It was an error that saw Chiefs walk away victorious and now only one point behind the league leaders.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:35 pm
should we col it night in light robbery / witchcraft...!!!.
Dat abuser should had been sent off. Period.
Lucky win , 4 vv. Mmmh...
posted: 10:36 pm
Again, the man in the middle as always was handed brown envelope. ofcourse he is going to get a slap on the wrist and he will be again back in the game. PSL reffrees su*cks big time

ni so hlala ni sinda njalo.

A red card would have change the whole complexion of the game, but as always

brown envelop works !!!!!!!
Skepe Mketule
posted: 10:37 pm
Steve you got many chances you failed to discipline your boys, when Chiefs got them knew what to do, that is what you must know when playing Chiefs, discipline
posted: 10:38 pm
wat a game proves dt kompela is master of tactics bt congratulations to the winners and chiefs shud celebrate n nt worry abt negative comments. Good game masango n katsande
posted: 10:38 pm
posted: 10:40 pm
Again, the man in the middle as always was handed brown envelope. ofcourse he is going to get a slap on the wrist and he will be again back in the game. PSL reffrees su*cks big time

ni so hlala ni sinda njalo.

A red card would have change the whole complexion of the game, but as always

brown envelop works !!!!!!!
posted: 10:41 pm
brown envelop was the name of the game.
I wonder how much did he (daniel) got 4rm Kaizer!

Rise brown envelop Rise!
posted: 10:42 pm
Errol go get drunk on Chibuku beer to drown ur sorrows away.

Gud luck to Siwelele 2moro.

Thiba kamo thiba kamo rebolaye ntja tsena x 3.
posted: 10:42 pm
we finishd the game in style,we won agenst 15 teams frm psl,16 frm mvela 60 frm vodacom,Rats is amongst em sorry haterz
posted: 10:45 pm
Daily robbery! The olld man, Bartman should hav been red carded! Not convinced wid a dubious win. Its like vivian is stil new to da team while he's got 4yrs. Rice tastic rice!
posted: 10:49 pm
@Mhlonitjhwa or what ever u call urself. The head line read. "chiefs come from behind" this is what we gonna do to U and ur stinking rats ashole coming from behind your ass. U sound like a true stupid rats that has no brain. Somebody must put it from your behind sies
posted: 10:51 pm
i hv been deprieved a great opportunity 2 witness my favourite keeper (even though i hv never seen play in an official match) Water-Water by the middle man.... ha ha!

Rise water-metsi Rise
posted: 10:53 pm
Ref's decision sometime baffle me.
posted: 10:53 pm
Chibuku fans are really stupid. did the ref disallow a FFS goal ?

if a Chiefs win frustrates so much why not just keep quite instead of making our win sweeter by showing us that you r hurting.
posted: 10:59 pm
Halala Makho

si halala. Keep on winning and frustrating the haters. Those who predicted dat we will either lose to FSS or draw afta ur win against Sunflops banale stress. Now go on and predict dat we will lose against Amazulu zinja ndini.
posted: 11:00 pm
5 Zimbabweans on their startng line-up, indeed this team is headng sumwhere in Zimbabwe.
Bt dont celebrate 2much coz u played kak
posted: 11:05 pm
Sowi mamelodi rats stars b4 der game u wer takng kak saying khophela le destry us we wil win dis league our cup capint is ful we wnt der league rats morons ur jeosly wil brng us luck swelele so ja btho 2mrr
posted: 11:07 pm
Ka nnete mehlolo ha e fele.

What the shit was that all about? We know Chiefs is desperate for the league but this way? A blatant red card not given, why? At least if you had done the same with Supersport.

And FNB was full to the rafters with KC supporters.

Eintlik what is with this cebo manyapelo guy commentating, he torchured my ears with his rice khosi rice bulkak. Anyway remain contenders as usual you know what ultimately happens.
posted: 11:09 pm
Chiefs are the luckiest team I know. If the ref saw the infrigement(the yellow card), then I guess it was their lucky day.
posted: 11:12 pm
up 2 so far, we hv seen game that hv been played in an empty seats or mabye closed doors im nt sure, i cant wait 2 c tomorrow's match where every seat will b occupied with black n white colours n a mixture of red.
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