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Posted: 18 December 2012 Time: 21:22

Kaizer Chiefs consolidated their position at the top of the log with a convincing 2-0 win over AmaZulu in a Premiership match at Soccer City on Tuesday night.

Matthew Rusike and Bernard Parker were the men who got a goal each and compounded bottom of the log Usuthu to more misery.

The first real opportunity of the match fell to Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala in the 15th minute when he found space in the middle of the park and unleashed a shot from 30-yards which went narrowly wide.

Three minutes later the visitors also had their first threat on goal when from a 35-yard free-kick Marc Van Heerden tested Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune, but the Bafana shot-stopper made an easy save.

In the 27th minute there was drama when Rusike went down inside the box in what appeared to be a legitimate penalty appeal, but the referee waved away his claims.

But Rusike got the last laugh in the in the 37th minute with his first goal in Chiefs colours.

George Lebese’s cross from the left wing was not properly cleared and the ball fell into the path of Rusike who struck a venomous shot from the edge of the box with his right foot beyond the reach of the helpless AmaZulu keeper Tapuwa Kapini, 1-0.

In the 57th minute, Chiefs should have had a second goal when Lebese laid the ball toward Rusike, but the striker shot high from eight-yards out.

Lebese then once again beat his marker on the left wing before sending a ball into the box for Lehlohonolo Majoro to get onto the end of, but his six-yard header ricochet off the post in the 65th minute.

Eight minutes from time Chiefs doubled their lead through Parker who had been a second half substitute.

The Premiership’s leading goal scorer spotted Kapini off his line and curled a looping shot from just outside the box with his left foot into the back of the net, 2-0.

Chiefs finished with 10-men after Willard Katsande received his marching orders with four minutes remaining after a second bookable offence.

Nonetheless, the win confirms that Chiefs will finish 2012 on top of the Premiership.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:24 pm
We marching on, catch us if u can. Someone is eating a humble pie. He he he Parker wont score, who scored then.

Rise Khosi Rise
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:25 pm
We finished our last 90min marathon of the year in style..the Gorillas eat the humble pie....We have been on top of the log since day one......we resume our fight in Feb......We are going to stay on top till next year.....Rusike....Dankie sani.....what a player..Parker....let the hater keep hating.....what a goal.....it reminds of Moses MabhidaKatsande. ....what a soilder of note...Halalala...Makhosi
Masters of Transion football
posted: 09:25 pm
I'm Khosified ryt now
posted: 09:25 pm
3 points was really all we wanted siyabonga Glamour Boys!! Yes we on top!!

Eish Parker's tap-in though...
posted: 09:27 pm
Wel done Amakhosi,shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaa
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:27 pm
We finished our last 90min marathon of the year in style..the Gorillas eat the humble pie....We have been on top of the log since day one......we resume our fight in Feb......We are going to stay on top till next year....

.Rusike....Dankie sani.....what a player.
.Parker....let the hater keep hating.....what a goal.....it reminds of Moses Mabhida
Katsande...what a soilder of note..
Masters of Transion football
posted: 09:27 pm
Psl means Parker Soccer League

Let the haters hate but we are marching on
El Kampion
posted: 09:27 pm
I guess a win is a win,that's what tortoises should rave a bout bcoz other than that they can see kudlalwa amasimba kule team

Credit to Parker,good goal

What an empty FNB stadium once again...2243 fans
posted: 09:28 pm
10 man Kaizer Chiefs beat 11 man Amazulu.......I took 6 points and 8 goals from this team.........the 4 point gap mission still ON...........by the way that the beginning of Q3.....while others r waiting for the Q5, thina we r matching ON.....will gorillas be on top of the Log as promised before christmas ? Ill listen on the radio
posted: 09:29 pm
Lebese another nyawana showpony immature in the making. If he thinks showing off like Jabu madakweni Pule will get him anywhere near Europe he is dreaming and living in lalaland!!!
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 09:29 pm
Poor poor poor game........

3 points nonetheless.......The Orlando Referee didn't succeed.

FIFA must investigate tomorrows game and past fixtures. (Orlando Pirates vs Golden Arrows). They must also ask Formula 1 hotels for footage's of when these things were discussed and organised.
posted: 09:30 pm
What a win to end a year, yes not lot of goals but the end in style. Lets meet in Feb, where we will pick where we left off, Khosi lets celebrate in style. Dont drink en drive, play safe. Enjoy Xmas.............
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 09:31 pm
Ikhosi lijabulile, Merry Christmas to you all the Mighty faithfuls
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:31 pm
I want the BIG Gorillas to comment not these small ones
we want the BIG fogs to comment not tadpoles

We not going to vry for that clear penalty that we should be given........we score thina we are Pirates

Fumigation continues
posted: 09:31 pm
Well done zebras please watch the best team tomorrow enjoying their usual dish, i like the competition.
El Sol
posted: 09:31 pm
So Baxter heard our prayers about Rusike , onto the match the lads need to work on their passing & concerntration , oohh and poor decision making from almost every 1, 1 more concern ihave is us not having a right winger..Billiat is needed. Enjoy ur festive gents, atleast we'l enjoy our xmas knowing very well dat we on top..Khosiiiiiiiiiiiii
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:32 pm
We are not going to cry for the penalty
posted: 09:32 pm
Still on top hahahahahaha! Now this is hard some ada ladies, since Aug we remain coz we high! Have a blessed Festive season Khosi Nation and members of the opposition!

Gold is the only high Standard!!!
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 09:32 pm
Talk is too cheap bt action is too expensive.
Go and twist your tails gorilas but not this time.

Amakhosi are marching on.
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 09:32 pm
I feel sorry for Manqele & Masalesa.
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