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Charles Mopeli
09/03/2008 15:45

Gerald Sibeko scored a brace.

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Posted: 9 March 2008 Time: 17:27

Kaizer Chiefs scored four goals in the space of 20 minutes to blitz Absa Premiership high-flyers Free State Stars 4-1 at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Ea Lla Koto looked likely to hand Chiefs a first away defeat of the season thanks to goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene's penalty, but a brace from Gerald Sibeko and fine strikes from David Mathebula and Mabhuti Khenyeza, all in the second half, saw Amakhosi claim a morale boosting away victory.

Stars striker Diyo Sibisi had the ball in Chiefs' net in just the 10th minute, but he was ruled offside after some fine play by Sthembiso Ngcobo.

In the 17th minute Sibisi's clever ball over the top sent Thulasizwe Mbuyane clean through on goal, but keeper Itumeleng Khune came bravely off his line to block the midfielder's shot with his body.

Khune was the busier of the two goalkeepers, but Mweene had to make a magnificent save in the 40th minute to keep out Sibeko's stinging half volley.

Eight minutes after the break Chiefs conceded a soft penalty when Sibisi and defender Mokete Tsotetsi collided in the 18-yard area. The man called upon to take the kick was, surprisingly, Mweene, but he did well to find the back of the net from the spot and put his team 1-0 up.

On the hour-mark Mweene was again called into action, this time in a manner more expected of a goalkeeper, as he did well to catch Thuso Phala's goal-bound header.

Chiefs drew level on 65 minutes when Sibeko drilled home a shot after a good pull-back across the penalty area by Mathebula.

And two minutes later Mathebula put his name on the scoresheet, surging down the right of the penalty area before beating Mweene at his near post with a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

Substitute Khenyeza scored with virtually his first touch in the 78th minute, flicking home Phala's pull-back at the near post, and seven minutes later Sibeko curled a free-kick into the top corner to close out the scoring.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:40 am
MATHEBULA 4 PRESIDENT...... NEW MACHINE MOVING AT NATURENA... YOU WATCH.... GIVEN HIS AGE... CHIEFS WILL TERORISE TEAMS THROUGH HIS TALENT....

CHIEFS'S FUTURE TEAM

1. NON NEGOTIABLE
2. TAU OR QUARTEY
3. TSOTETSI
4. SPENCER
5. BASHERA
6. TINASHE (CAPTAIN)
7. NKAMBULE
8. MATHEBULA (MACHINE MOVING)
9. TSHABALALA (JUST FOR THE SHIBOBO ON DIYO)
10.PHALA
11.THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF... (JNR)

SUBSTITUTIONS
1. BARON
2. BULU
3. MACARTHY
4. SIBEKO
5. ZUKE
Mdubuleni
posted: 08:42 am
General don't hate broe its not a sin to celebrate cos we won with a big score that calls for celebration,Khosi for number 2 come end of the season
Anonymous
posted: 08:46 am
Congratulations guy, keep up the momentum!
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 am
shapa khosi shapa. nothing will stop amakhosi now
Anonymous
posted: 08:56 am
What a game, what a game. At last. Chiefs must go for more wins while Pirates carry on with draws agains leopards. Sundowns is really fumbling now. Ajax is very consistent together with Supersports. The league is between teh 2 of them
Anonymous
posted: 08:56 am
Welcome back DVD, guys please keep the momentum we can also beat ajax, well done phala, I would lyk 2 c Nkambule adding some pace & flair in the midfield.
Anonymous
posted: 09:00 am
Nkambule, Phala, Mathebula,Sibeko at his best = Magic. Thats what is gonna be, just see teh Nedbank cup...all the way to teh final
Mr. President
posted: 09:01 am
Chiefs fans forget so easily, do you guys praising Chips remember what Happened after Chips beat Bloem Celtics first round. you score more than three goals on Free state Teams you go to relegation, Klaar
Mr. President
posted: 09:02 am
What a lucky team
Anonymous
posted: 09:26 am
i couldnt believe it when i saw Ertugral crying for a penalty. Chiefs played well in the last 30 minutes of the game & they derseved to win the game following poor finishing from Free State Stars. but im still not convinced Ertugral is the right man to guide Chiefs
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 am
Good fighting spirit from Chiefs players and also let me give credits to the Coach. Good work.
Anonymous
posted: 09:52 am
Hhola Khosi elihle hhola!! Thanx for the commitment shown in the game, we have been the victim of bad luck since. DVD its the high time you show your capability
Anonymous
posted: 09:58 am
WAT A GAME WEL DONE KHOZI'S NOW FOOTBALL IS BACK TO NORMAL IN SA!

ANYWAY I EXPECTED THE TEAM TO WIN SEEING THAT WE BEAT STARS 3-0 IN THE 1ST ROUND SO THE WIN IS NOT A SAPRISE IL BE WAITING FOR THE NEXT 3 GAMES AND WIL C WETHER THE AMAKHOSI ARE BACK OR WAT...........
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 am
Stars`s defence was too,too slow,from their left back to their central defence.This was exposed when Phala came in and Mathebula then picked that up and destroyed Stars.Muhsin also realised that,so he stopped playing long balls and replaced Shaun with Khenyeza thus adding speed to his striking force.Stars missed Sipho Nkosi and the less said about Lechesa the better.Olumu and Lechesa play same type of football.Lechesa does not offer anything when Stars attack,you only see him when thay defend.In modern football this is unacceptable.
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 am
Stars
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 am
prof or mgekegeke.. dont playa hate. Mushin and his boys did it wonderfully. what happens in the next game, as the old saying goes, will cross the bridge when we get to it. Woz' eDurban. KHOSI 4 LIFE
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 am
LLOYD,we haven't forgetten anything. like the song say by Thebe, Bhekindaba zakho, musa ukuqalaza. best teams also go through bad times. KHOSI 4 LIFE
Anonymous
posted: 11:35 am
Mgekegeke.....you are not clued up about soccer...If it was Sibeko's day...How many goals has he scored this season...My memory tells me he is one of the leading scorers at Chiefs this season....Then Sibeko had many days this season.
Anonymous
posted: 11:39 am
Mgekegeke.....you are not clued up about soccer...If it was Sibeko's day...How many goals has he scored this season...My memory tells me he is one of the leading scorers at Chiefs this season....Then Sibeko had many days this season.
Anonymous
posted: 12:18 pm
Congratulations to Kaizer Chiefs, well done to the players and credit must go to Mr. Etugral for spot on substitutions. I cannot forget the supporters who cheer on the players to produce such performance. The prophets of doom say the 4- 1 margin is luck shame on you guys. The guys play much better football away but bad at home why? Lastly to all those anti Gerald Sibeko must be eating humble pie by now because he proved them wrong. The guy is the hard worker but not everyone can see that!
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