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Henrico Botes celebrates scoring.

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Platinum Stars beat Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 24 November 2012 Time: 17:26

Platinum Stars showed their early season form is no flash in the pan as they ran out 2-0 winners over previously unbeaten Kaizer Chiefs in an exciting Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

The result takes the team from the North West up to third spot above Maritzburg United for the time being and leaves them five points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

There were early half chances for both sides as Mogakolodi Ngele shot straight at Itumeleng Khune, with Lehlohonolo Majoro doing likewise at the other end for the visitors.

But overall it was a determined Dikwena who were the stronger side during the opening half and they took a deserved lead after 15 minutes when Henrico Botes slotted the ball past Khune for a composed low finish into the bottom corner after being put in on goal by Thuso Phala.

Within 10 minutes and Chiefs were to fall a further goal behind when Botes floated a brilliant ball across field for Edward Tshabalala, who squared the ball to the edge of the area for Ngele to fire home via a deflection.

Amakhosi would have felt hard done by not to have had the chance to pull a goal back a minute before the break when a goal-bound Majoro was booked for protesting after being flagged off side, although he seemed to be on-side.

It could have got worse for Chiefs though in added time when Botes’ overhead kicked rocked the woodwork.

The second half failed to deliver the quality and goalmouth action of the first-half as Stars were relatively happy to sit back and soak up any pressure that came their way.

This resulted in disjointed and scrappy football as neither team were able to find penetration in and around the opposition box.

On 65 minutes though Innocent Mkhabela had a good chance to make it three for Stars as he broke through on goal before losing his marker, but he shot straight at Khune.

Botes then also missed another chance to extend the lead when he miscued after a great team move by Stars.

Chiefs upped the ante as the match approached the 75 minute mark, but their efforts, through Siphiwe Tshabalala and Nkhatha, were either off target or from too far away to trouble the Dikwena goalkeeper.

Willard Katsande had two shots from distance in the dying minutes, while Nkhatha fluffed a decent chance in the box, but it was not to be Chiefs’ day as Stuart Baxter’s side lost for the first time in the League in 12 games.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:27 pm
banyele sofeni batho bao !!!
Akuna vanhu laaaaaaaaaaa!!!
posted: 05:28 pm
Shapa Botes, Shapa Ngele. Transition Tortoises are nothing without Yeye. There is no depth here. Only a bunch of tortoises with stripes like zebras
posted: 05:29 pm
Re-claming the Glory........Rise zebra'z rise.....were? am sure they wud have loved Victor Gomes to Ref this one as well so they can get 7mins....what will be the excuse now?
posted: 05:30 pm
When they look down, they see the GHOST....
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 05:31 pm
Plantinum pirates, oh i mean plntinum stars...i alwys link stars wit the champs...dikwena ate the zebras wit only two botes oh i mean bites...eish xcuse me. Bt da wheels r off nw, the wind is blowing strong 4 da umbrela holders...up da bucs!
posted: 05:31 pm
When we said its a marathon dey made a poem. Dey are tellin us abt reclaiming glory days. Dey were racked in the chocolate box
posted: 05:31 pm
There is always first time. In first times experience is not good, u might have noticed that it wasnt good for us and we could break Stars defence. Sorry guys we need to pick up the pieces for the derby.

Khosi for life.
Die Kaapse Dans
posted: 05:31 pm
That was a kak 1rst half performance from Chiefs, we deserve to lose. Wits, please shut their mouths
posted: 05:32 pm
Chiefs just did not play today ,klaar . Coach , it is about time you bench Parker who plays for 5minutes and disapear for 25minutes and resurface for another 5minutes . When you wear that jersey , you need to be committed throughout . Parker pull up your socks or join the erratic Masango ,Josta and Nale on the bench .Ngcobo can play better than the low commitemnt you show . I know you can do much better than this . Shabalala showed a lot of commitment in the second half . He really tried to get us back in the game
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:32 pm
Lol hahahahahahahahahahaha, the umbrella is heavy. FACT: Zebras have no depth Yeye, Mathoho out and they can't replace them. Learn from the DTC later on

DTC '37
posted: 05:32 pm
Congratulations to platinum stars, they played very well especially in the first half.........as for our team hard luck,,,,Nkosi is not Chiefs material.....shaba needs to be rested. Otherwise we r still on top,,,,,,, reclaiming the glroy.......ooh I forgot....people who live in glass houses should never throw stones here
posted: 05:32 pm
How many clean sheets does Mzansi's finest have this season? Win or lose, national team or club football, this cow always concede goals
posted: 05:32 pm
how dare you think you can emullate the mighty bucs.
We are the only team wich survive without our star players bcoz we are galaxy of stars.
posted: 05:32 pm
Dey claim dey run 90 minutes? I gas not without dat chimpanzee
posted: 05:33 pm
Even the Greatest loose games "Barca, Bayern Munich" all lost a game so far this season.... Khosi family don't loose hope, we are reclaiming this Glory, ada factions r ova the moon let's wait and see they fail an exam this evening

Mighty I Am......... Its the only standard
posted: 05:33 pm
The is a lady Socceranaylist(K4L) who had this bad dream. Khosi lami please tell us a better dream for the derby. Ajax will feel the backlash. Still top of the log though irrespective.
Champ Msholozi
posted: 05:33 pm
Kanti uku-Loser kubuhlungu so, how did Ratz survive all this time?
7 bongs
posted: 05:34 pm
No excuses at all, sidliwe sishayiwe by a beta team on the day... It's a battle lost not war and we were bound to have this bitter medicine at some point... Aspheli moya, isende lendlela... Hadi Khosi!
posted: 05:34 pm
Who won between Pirates & P.Stars the last time they met. Help me please
posted: 05:34 pm
Dey don't have what it takes des mother fackers dey don't have depth
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