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Chiefs back to winning ways

Posted: 12 December 2007 Time: 23:03

Kaizer Chiefs defeated Golden Arrows 4-2 in an entertaining encounter at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday evening to claim their third Absa Premiership victory of the 2007/08 season.

Arrows’ rising star Kagisho Dikgacoi scored a brace for the spirited visitors but goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala, David Obua, Cyril Nzama and Gerald Sibeko sealed an emphatic win for Chiefs and spared them the ignominy of a fifth successive draw.

Tshabalala came close to giving Chiefs an early lead with a fine long range effort but goalkeeper Miphy Lupini denied the Bafana Bafana winger with a fantastic save.

Chiefs continued to pressure their opponents, with David Mathebula sending a 20-metre drive off target, before Tshabalala drew first blood for the Amakhosi in the 14th minute. The 23-year-old shot across Lupini from the left of the penalty area and rippled the back of the net for his second goal of the season and his first for Chiefs in the Premiership.

A few minutes later Mathebula again shot wide of the Arrows goal, before Chiefs had to replace the injured Derrick Spencer with Fabian McCarthy just past the midway point of the first half.

The momentary disruption in the heart of defence perhaps played a role in Arrows’ equaliser, with Dikgacoi rising highest to head home Thanduyise Khuboni’s corner in the 28th minute.

The teams were locked 1-1 at half time and Amakhosi coach Muhsin Ertugral made a tactical switch at the break, sending on former Arrows striker Mabhuti Khenyeza in place of winger Arthur Zwane to give the hosts more bite up front.

But it was Abafana Bes’thende who initially threatened to score next, as Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was forced into turning Njabulo Manqana’s shot out for a corner kick.

On the hour mark though, Khuboni fouled Tshabalala just outside the Arrows penalty area and David Obua scored direct from the free kick, his first club goal since the quarterfinals of the SAA Supa8 cup in August 2006.

Nine minutes later it was Nzama’s turn to get on the score sheet, as the captain headed home from Mathebula’s cross to put Chiefs 3-1 up.

Dikgacoi pulled one back for Arrows in the 84th minute, heading past Khune from a corner to complete his brace, but three minutes later Sibeko drilled a shot past Lupini to seal the points for Chiefs.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:11 pm
This is really gud news for us as the fans. we have not yet turned the corner, but atleast we can see it just a few yards away. well done to chiefs.
Anonymous
posted: 11:29 pm
Well done, Chiefs. Now we must work in our defence.
Anonymous
posted: 11:38 pm
It's evident that Mathebula is what (quick Playmaker for quick modern football) we've been waiting for he created lots of chances for us including Nzama & Sibeko's goals.... I hope they dont injure him this time. But we still need one more player of his calibre maybe from the development or that Nkambule guy...Overall it was a good performance by Chiefs but we must not be carried away.
Anonymous
posted: 12:34 am
Mhisi yikume rhambu. Kunga wina mani? Anyway, i think we played well, but luck did play its part. There is still a big need for improvement. The movement in the middlefield is still as scary. You sometimes get a feeling that they just go blank once a team puts few exciting passes together. We need to do more on our middlefield and strikers. We need to get few players to strengthen these departments. We also need to release some of the players. For me Markus and Mototo should get a break. Some of the few news kids we have may not really be ready for the big time game. Im sure most of you like them. But the Chiefs i know was never an ordinary team. Our culture was build on having the best players. There is enough money in the league now. We need to get quality players, if need be, lets venture to Egypt and Tunisia and break the record. We need quality. We cannot be calling our league the best in Africa while we cant afford players playing in Egypt and the Nigerian elite league. We always bring rejects from Nigeria, with the exception of Okonkwo although his attitude said the apposite.
Anonymous
posted: 12:34 am
Mhisi yikume rhambu. Kunga wina mani? Anyway, i think we played well, but luck did play its part. There is still a big need for improvement. The movement in the middlefield is still as scary. You sometimes get a feeling that they just go blank once a team puts few exciting passes together. We need to do more on our middlefield and strikers. We need to get few players to strengthen these departments. We also need to release some of the players. For me Markus and Mototo should get a break. Some of the few news kids we have may not really be ready for the big time game. Im sure most of you like them. But the Chiefs i know was never an ordinary team. Our culture was build on having the best players. There is enough money in the league now. We need to get quality players, if need be, lets venture to Egypt and Tunisia and break the record. We need quality. We cannot be calling our league the best in Africa while we cant afford players playing in Egypt and the Nigerian elite league. We always bring rejects from Nigeria, with the exception of Okonkwo although his attitude said the opposite.
Anonymous
posted: 12:41 am
GREAT PERFOMANCE.LET'S HOPE THERE WILL BE CONSISTENCY IN WINNING GAMES,ESPECIALLY THE NEXT TWO OUTINGS.KHOSI 4 LIFE...!
Anonymous
posted: 02:06 am
we are back!!!

KHOSI 4 LIFE!!!

tyh mpiti
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 am
No need to be happy at this time, they should win five games and after that we can make some comments. Well thankx foe the win!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:53 am
That is very Good.

But we still have a lot to do. We have a good defence, a brilliant defending midfield as well as good strikers. all we need is a play maker, someone who will boost our attacking midfield. We really don't need strikers. We have to find someone who is creative in the middle of the park, someone who can penetrate. We need someone like the former jabu Pule, someone Like teko modise of Pirates. if we can find someone like that before the beggining of the second half, we will reap very good results in the second half of the season.

Nonetherless, that was a very excellent win.

all the best and merry chistmas
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 am
Big ups Makhosi,that's how we know you,rising up from occassions.don't listen to the critics of this world saying Mushin this Mushin that,Mushin is the man,just that he never won a league in his entire life.But believe or nor we gona be in Top 3 come end of the season.!!Watch this space.
Anonymous
posted: 09:21 am
Keep the Momentum!Three wins in a row will move the team up.
Anonymous
posted: 09:22 am
Shapa Khosi Shapa
Anonymous
posted: 09:26 am
Yeh!!! its gud to c Khosi fans smilling again its bieng a long time n hop it it will happen again "AKUSIWO UMLILO WAMAPHEPHA" but not taking anything away from them they did well.
Anonymous
posted: 09:28 am
Unlucky Bafana besithende kuzolunga ningalahli ithemba, u r doin very well keep it up & focus on yo next game. Wooooooza Arrrows
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 am
Yes i agree with Ntlakuso, Mototo must go and play somewhere and mushini must understand one thing we need a creative Middlefield on the middle of the park some one who really know how to pass the ball as you can see our strikes comes back to collect the ball since we don’t have a good passer of the ball. Even thou Mooki and Thsabalala have those qualities but we need perfection. Striking and the defence i don’t see a problem.
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 am
A good win yesterday, I would have taken whatever score as long as its a win. Contrary to views of some though, I thought I was defence was at see, especially after losing Spencer early on the game. Obua didn't know where he should be as a left back. Anyway, as I said, well done for a win and keep it up.
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 am
Yes i agree with Ntlakuso, Mototo must go and play somewhere and mushini must understand one thing we need a creative Middlefield on the middle of the park some one who really know how to pass the ball as you can see our strikes comes back to collect the ball since we don’t have a good passer of the ball. Even thou Mooki and Thsabalala have those qualities but we need perfection. Striking and the defence i don’t see a problem.
Anonymous
posted: 11:10 am
Nice one Khosi.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, take it one game at a time and we should be back where we belong in due time. Still lots of work to be done in all departments except for the goalkeeping department.
I hope the morale of our boys will be lifted up coz it has generally been low this season, its evident in their play.

Otherwise Khosi 4 Life.
Anonymous
posted: 11:26 am
well done boys!!
Now we need consistency especially with the next two crucial games as this will position us nicely on the log going to the NATIONS CUP break.Please management sigh Torrealba and get Serge back from THANDA to have the bite up front,we can only wonder why you never gave Serge a fair chance, after all he is a proven goal scorer.
Anonymous
posted: 01:07 pm
lets see wether their will be smilling on sunday when Amakhos'kazi met the Siwelele samasele
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