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Kaizer Chiefs draw 1-1 with Jomo Cosmos

Posted: 15 February 2012 Time: 21:41

Lehlohonolo Majoro scored seven minutes from time against Jomo Cosmos to salvage a draw in Vladimir Vermezovic's 100th game in charge of Kaizer Chiefs.

Amakhosi came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Ezenkosi, after Mark Haskins got the opener on 75 minutes.

Chiefs started brightly and there seemed to be no signs of rustiness after a two month lay-off, and they tested Cosmos as early as the ninth minute.

Tlou Molekwane produced a good cross from the right and Bernard Parker rose above his marker to head towards goal, but Avril Phali made a fantastic save.

Five minutes later some poor defending from Cosmos at a corner-kick resulted in a goalmouth scramble, and Dominic Isaacs toe-poked the ball onto the crossbar from close range.

On 20 minutes Keegan Ritchie curled the ball around the defensive wall with a free-kick, but again Phali responded with a magnificent save, diving full stretch to his left to palm the ball over the crossbar.

Following those three scares Cosmos decided to pack the midfield and defend in numbers, throwing all 11 players behind the ball.

Growing frustrated, Chiefs pushed players forward and left themselves vulnerable to the counter-attack, but whenever Cosmos tried to break out they were quickly contained.

Matthew Rusike got through on goal, just after the half-hour mark, but he fired straight at Itumeleng Khune.

Chiefs had the better of the first 45, but it was the same old problem for 'VV' as his men could not find the back of the net.

As the second half wore on, Chiefs could not find the right pass and had to try their luck from set-pieces.

Ritchie again called Phali into action in the 56th minute with another 25-yard free-kick, but again Phali produced a wonderful save to deny him.

Then Parker saw his 20-yard volley skim the wrong side of the crossbar, with the keeper well beaten.

In the 75th minute, against the run of play, Cosmos took the lead. A sublime ball was played behind the Chiefs defence for Haskins to run onto, and he made no mistake, side-footing the ball past Khune from six yards out.

Chiefs quickly hit back when Majoro broke the offside trap for a one-on-one situation with the keeper. The striker showed his composure and Chiefs drew level.

The final minutes were tense as Chiefs went in search of the winner while Cosmos tried to hang onto the draw, but the match ended all square and Vermezovic was clearly unhappy with a point.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:39 pm
Mxm
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 pm
Chiefs doing it Bobby & VV's way.
What a quality for Draw,win & lose.
The whole team & management sucks.
Anonymous
posted: 09:45 pm
ja ZEBRAS DTS WHER U B.LONG LUZING N JST B HPY CZ U GTNG A POINT OTHRWISE U WL B IN E LUZING STREAK...*MABHAKANIYA ADLA JOY*
Anonymous
posted: 09:52 pm
Shame!!!
KING?
posted: 09:54 pm

as long as they worship mediocrity, they will always suffer n always be treated like filthy dogs.
Anonymous
posted: 09:57 pm
So their consistency of not performing against the relegation-based teams?

This team is full of empty tins yet there's to justify the noise.
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
chiefs a flop team,
Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
KING:2012-02-15 21:54

I think this is the result of talking too much. Having a brainless manager and useless coach.
Anonymous
posted: 10:01 pm
sponsored by hollard! 'Inyam'encane kanje?'' ask boby herbex lol
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
Mxm... How can u drop 2pts against such a weak team? Yabhora cosmos lol
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
Iyadika maan iKaiser chiefs frm the begining yidraw.Kuzode kuyovalwa inje.
Anonymous
posted: 10:16 pm
maybe someone can tell me which game is going to be won by Chiefs, I am very dissapointed with my Team
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
anyile magoshakazi, dey talk 2 much, bucs for life until boby aka herbex wear size 30
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
Happy new year soccer fans http://www.madipha.wozaonline.co.za/home
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
When i heard the celebration noise by the Zebras while i was outside i thought they were ripping Cosmos apart, but to my suprice only to find them celebrating an equalizer by stupid team........really this Zebra fans are stupid and is no longer funny now, even VV and Bobby can verify that.....sies!
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
One wonders if VV will still have high praise for Booby's lack-of-resources forced non-participation in the recent Jan trf window...

Rice COWsisies Rice...
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
@ my Father
@ my big brother Mzi
@ my Yonger brodas Ntsira & Spha Tough luck nxt time.... Bt as i preaching dt Sundowns will sanctify ur wayz unlike dis Noordturana Village of urs, m stll preach dt verse infact ill die preaching it...

Wth genious Neeskes around Downs wll b unstopable

GentleSky=CandyChloorkop
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Who can take Bobby's position? Pls bring your cv's 2moro cause ke bosepa ga a itse tiro ya gage
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
chiefs must work hard and must bring in quality players !!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 pm
I am disappointed, but Comos well tried atlesat Zeb FC dropped 2points. That's wonderful but 3points, would hv been better.
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