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Dladla wins it for Chiefs

Posted: 16 December 2009 Time: 21:33

Josta Dladla's injury time header ensured Kaizer Chiefs a 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday evening.

Chiefs had taken an early lead through Thabang Rooi, but Diyo Sibisi’s goal just before the half-time break ensured an interesting second half.

Ajax keeper Hans Vonk had singlehandedly kept his team in the game, making no less than eight magnificent stops in the second half.

Amakhosi struck early on – David Mathebula raced onto a quickly-taken free-kick and sent in a cross to the far post where Rooi came sliding in to bundle the ball over the line in the eighth minute.

Chiefs could have extended their lead in the 22nd minute when Zhaimu Jambo played a floated ball to set up Siphiwe Tshabalala, who managed to defy the Ajax offside trap, but Vonk came out tops in a one-on-one situation.

As the loose ball bobbled around, Ajax defender Derek Decamps managed to block Nkosinathi Nhleko’s powerful shot.

Soon afterwards Chiefs were on the attack again; on this occasion Hans Vonk was forced into tipping Abia Nale’s drive at around for a corner-kick.

Vonk was forced into two more saves from Nhleko in the 35th minute. Four minutes later he got a hand to the Chiefs striker’s close-range shot at goal. His defence failed to clear the danger and Nale came sliding in, but his effort was deflected onto the crossbar.

But then Ajax got an unlikely equaliser. George Maluleka swung the ball perfectly for Nathan Paulse, who rose up and headed downwards. Itumeleng Khune could only block the ball, which fell to Sibisi to fire home.

Vonk was Ajax’s saviour in the second half and was at his best again when Mandla Masango tested him with a shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area in the 72nd minute, which saw the veteran keeper dive backwards to push it out for a corner.

Then in the 75th minute he again came up trumps: first up he made a full-length dive to get a hand to Dladla’s shot, before getting to his feet quickly to block Nale’s blast towards goal.

With Chiefs fans streaming out of the Loftus Stadium, the Amakhosi gave them reason to come streaming back in as they scored an injury-time winner.

Ajax were unable to clear a corner and the ball eventually came to Wayne Matle, whose floated cross was headed past Vonk by Dladla.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:05 am
it is really sad.

if my memory serves me well , this Team (kaizer Bobby Fc ) is only hungry when they play us in a cup game . when we play them in a league encounter they seem clueless and never raises their bar

we are going 4 a kill

let me give Volwagen a tip close down Brian BAloyi and u r garanteed a draw


remember the 42 touches we once did on them been a man behind

i foresee that all again
posted: 11:08 am

u r talking crap

i like the boy because he is from my team is just unfortunate that talend came in number at chloorkop and he hada to fight 4 his position. pitty he is not a fighter , he wants it the easyway

Leremi game him a run for his Money, mmotong , phala, zuma and cheese did the same and he Run away

josta is like mabalane -they run more than the ball and thats unfortunate
posted: 11:51 am
what a lucky for our Team but we need to lean this you can not garateee
but let go to Mabhida siyoba bhida

Nyawo(richards Bay)
posted: 12:06 pm
Arly Gat or kak
We only comment about soccer! pls read the article correctly! you are @#$% ass!
posted: 12:37 pm
Fanie: 2009-12-17 12:06 [ Report ]

That ugly monkey face is a soccer player meaning i'm commenting about soccer and players.
posted: 12:42 pm
Look at the log, Who is behind who ?
A lot of my mates have jumped ship to other clubs becos of Chief's perfomances. I wonder what's going on their mind at this time.They hate Chiefs like nothing as if they have never been part of. Nokuba ndibethiwe yiSundowns on Saturday I will always be Khosi 4 life.
Phira Memani
posted: 02:40 pm
Arly gat or kak .aag what ever!
Go to generation directors ask them how they feel if u can put ur small monkeys on the TV? then they will give u a command that u mationed today!
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