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Chiefs fight back in 6-goal thriller

Posted: 4 November 2009 Time: 21:46

Kaizer Chiefs fought back for a point against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday.

The goals were scored by Knowledge Musona (brace) and Siphiwe Tshabalala for Chiefs, and Esau Mtsweni, Clifford Mulenga and Mpho Maleka for Aces.

Tshabalala's brilliant goal deep into injury time gave Chiefs a share of the spoils, in a game in which their slack defending almost saw them suffer their sixth defeat of the season.

Aces looked exciting at the start, and they pushed Chiefs to defend with their backs against the wall, with Clifford Mulenga, especially, causing problems for the visitors.

Aces were rewarded for their adventurous play with the opening goal in the 13th minute, when Lehumo Itshegetseng supplied Essau Mtshweni with a defence-splitting pass to the right wing, and the former Wits University midfielder unleashed a thunderous shot past hapless Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.

However, their lead was short-lived as Chiefs drew level three minutes later when David Mathebula released Knowledge Musona with a good pass and the Zimbabwean striker beat Aces goalkeeper Thomas Richter with a low shot, despite attention from Aces captain and defender Felix Musasa.

Mulenga scored in the 29th minute as he found himself unmarked in a dangerous position and sent a long-range effort past Bartman for his fifth of the season.

As Chiefs' defence went to sleep again, defender Sepeke Manamela was allowed space to take a shot on the edge of the box that fell on the path of Mpho Maleka, who beat Bartman for his first goal of the season in the 36th minute.

Chiefs came out for the second half more lively, and were rewarded in the 55th minute when Musona registered his brace with a low shot, as he once again got the better of Musasa.

Chiefs pressed for the equaliser, with Abia Nale and Nkosinathi Nhleko coming close, but it was Tshabalala who, in the final moment, whacked a free-kick home in the 93th minute to break the hearts of Aces supporters.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:01 am
Micheal : 2009-11-04 23:50 [ Report ]

Sweyts: I can see that u r definitely team won't buy old rejects.....can I give one example ......... 1.Saartjie Baaartman 38 ,2. Nkos`yeynkomo Nhleko 34 ,3. Bartlett 37... Need I say more?

Nah! Go dive now Mike this will be bad for your cardio now! Enough Khosi`ll faint now!
posted: 12:08 am
sweyts: Brian Baloyi=41, Tso Vilakazi=36, Manzini=39, Zuma=39,Peter Ndlovu=41, Nyandoro=39 .....he he he the list is endless ha ha ha
posted: 12:12 am
posted: 12:13 am

posted: 12:15 am
Michael you are trying to console yourself, FS Stars is coming to draw points from the Natulawayo ATM. Save your airtime dude and go sleep before you are heart-broken.
posted: 12:17 am
At least the 41 year old Baloyi does not concede goals like the 21 year old Batman. At least the 39 year old Vilakazi is scoring goals unlike the 18 year old Nhloko.
posted: 12:23 am
Diski99: ha ha did u c the 2nd goal against P.Stars ha ha ha ha that was funny man do u call that a goalkeeper ? u must be joking .....
posted: 12:26 am
Batman conceded 3 goals in 1 game whilst our joke keeper has only conceded 3 goals in the past 4 games. Who is a joke now?
posted: 12:31 am
Michael you must organise the whole Chickens FC crew 'cos you are very weak on your own. You are just as useless as the team that you support.
posted: 12:42 am
hey guys we missed general nengo on the middle of the pack, mr coach wat are the changes for we dont need mathebula, yende and torelba in first team zwane is spent why tshabalala on the bench VV is a pierat viva musona u are a star the coach tries to discredit u but today u scored 2 goals and an assist and u fail to get man of the match thats bullshit
posted: 01:01 am
Diski99 : chatting to u is like watching my team vs Sunflops and Nyandoro and P.Ndlovu with their re-takes x 3 times on penalties each player and I still whip ya a** Big Time......u r just weak and useless like your goalkeeper(Brian)....Next better Cabbage !!!
posted: 01:13 am
Diski99: where r u now? Bow'yaphi unga-jimanga. Call all your clowns,cows,Sunflops tomorrow to assist u.....I'll be waiting for u ....i'm like a jelly fish touch u r dead in secs "highly vernormuos" ntwana......hamba uyojima boy. Gcobisa is'bhono ulale manje boy.Your kindergarden crew is snoring right now. My blood is Gold and Black
posted: 06:35 am
Thanks Shaba, that was close!
posted: 07:11 am
Some chiefs supporters don know what they want they mock Zimbabwean players when bob brings them saying Bob get 2 for the price of one but when they play good football they don praise all they good at is complaining and booing their players shame
posted: 07:48 am
Hew!!! what an escape. Those Aces boys can play
posted: 08:05 am
yoh wat a game is bet for my team bcs is a draw wat was going to be if it was a loss.
shapa musona shapa dis guy
anyway it was not our day.
posted: 08:07 am
pirates drew,the topic says 'pirates fails to win', chiefs also drew but the topic says 'chiefs fought back' KICKOFF IS BIAS NXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!
posted: 08:08 am
VV is digging his own grave,i agree with u Mavusana the central pairing(zwane,mathebula& yende) was not spot on.He leaves all the arsenal on the bench.What did Nhleko & Shabba do to be relageted to the bench?Stop underestimating teams coach.Smax
posted: 08:13 am
Mzakes: 2009-11-04 22:45
Jacob: 2009-11-04 23:17

Ok guys whats your problem??? Chiefs is the best team and they have shown that last night. Just remember.....every small team are always at their best when playing chiefs cos WE ARE ALL THAT.

We are not panicking cos the gab from No. 1 to where we are is not that big, anything can happen.

posted: 08:14 am

I love chiefs
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