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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...

Anonymous
posted: 09:03 am
This chipz team deserve 2 play ko Mvela first division, they are a shame 2 the South African soccer, plz Mr Motsepe buy these clowns out
Anonymous
posted: 09:03 am
Sibusiso is getting married today,and Broken Fan is writting examination with Liqour Board
Anonymous
posted: 09:08 am
GADDAFFI: Is there any relationship between you and Kali, really you think alike and you think senseless things.
Anonymous
posted: 09:29 am
10 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN BY THE END OF THIS SEASON:
10. Cosmos will get relegated.
9. Free State Stars will make the playoffs.
8. Kaizer Motaung will sue his son Bobby for unfair dismissal.
7. Rudolf Krol will be fired and will immediately replace Vlad V at Cheaps, as the latter will also have been fired.
6. Celtic will finish in 7th position.
5. Cheaps will finish in 10th position.
4. The Bugs or Pirates as they are popularly known, will finish in position 3.
3. Supersport will finish in position 2.
2. Killer Mphela will have scored 19 goals and will be top goalscorer.
1. Downs will be crowned champs.
Anonymous
posted: 09:33 am
GENERAL
Sibusiso can only be marrying another man. Noone that ugly can ever find a willing lady.
Brokefan is a gravedigger for Mbombela Municipality, why is he writing exams? Is he due for promotion as senior gravedigger?
Anonymous
posted: 09:39 am
Kali said "10 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN BY THE END OF THIS SEASON...."
That's more like it Kali, but can I tell you something!!
Zuma went to see Mugabe to ask him to nicely step down as a president and Booby was very happy because for a while now Mugabage has been ear marked to join chips coaching staff as a head coach....
Anonymous
posted: 09:43 am
U see Mrs General, we all know that the truths hurts, we understand ur frustrations but sori chief we won't be able 2 help u and ur clowns, sori baba teh fact of the matter is that Mvela is ur next stop
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 am
AmakHosi Amahle, enough is enough! Vladmir Vermezovic is an ORDINARY COACH and a MOEGOE COACH as well. Just read Soccer Laduma's Siyagoboza and you will find out why! HE MUST GO BACK TO EUROPE! He is just TECHNICALLY AND TECTICALLY INFERIOR. As well as anti-women; Jessica Motaung what do you say?
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 am
If any type of guy can easily f*ck a girl(B ACES) and the girl suddenly say no to you(Chiefs), Thats means there is a problem about you. Every team beats Aces, but only Chiefs fails and even worse the conceide 3 goals. This team is a joke

Bobby please take a satalite dish to Zimbabwe for them to watch 2010WC in exchange of 4 players.
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 am
STONZA
Hahahaha!! Mugabe as Cheaps head coach!!!!!!
Big Dude
posted: 10:09 am
It is for the 3rd time in 7 days that we've seen a team trailing 3-1 coming back to salvage a draw. Cosmos-Celtic last week, ManU on tuesday and now Chfs. I'm loving it
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 am
HOLA!WHAT A GAME IT WAS-FAR BETTER THAN THE DERBY-WHAT A THRILLER-SWEYTS YA BOMME & CO-IF CHIEFS INDEED WAS WEAK-COMING BACK FROM 3-1 TO 3-3 U CALL THAT WEAK-U SHOULD QUIT SOCCER OR IS IT TOO MUCH HATE IN YOUR VEINS INCLUDE U KALIDOM-THE LEAGUE IS FAR FROM OVER BOYS-U BETTER WATCH U STINKING MOUTHS DOGS-SUNFLAKES U ARE SO HIGH DUE TO YOUR WIN,U BETTER HOLD THAT FOR NOW
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 am
KALI...whatever you have been smoking is your shit not and please dont make it as if I'm the reason for you to talk kak here

I heard you got a brain transplant and the brain rejected you!

I think you should live for the moment for when chiefs finish at the top at the end of the season, you will be the one to say all sort muti or lucky shit

General.......I was not expecting that from you but as you insist.........You spent so much time trying to get rid of those pipmles charm KALI, and only to find out that you are not popular anyway.

STONZA......The only things you ever make are mistakes and cigarette ashes.

Shiminaeza: 2009-11-05 08:37

I hear that when your mother first saw you, she decided to leave you on the front steps of a police station while she turned herself in, you are disgracing the alphabets and numbers.

CHIEFS IS THE BEST TEAM OF ALL TIMES.....we shown that last night.....CHARACTER
Anonymous
posted: 11:32 am
Latest appointments at Naturena

Arther 10111 reserve cop Zwane , has been appointed as Head of security for ( Motaungs house, Naturena, Milo park and all standard bank branches and Hollard).

When Bobby was asked of the appointment, this is what he got to say

“ Arther is experienced, his nickname is 10111 which confirm his policing experience”

Let see who get to be appointed 2morrow
bonga b
posted: 11:34 am
Ntozamo are you a poet? U really cracked me up with da way u put it ha ha ha !! I think this Ndiphiwe moron has just woken up frm a long comma and they never told him that Chiefs' best players at da moment are from Zim (Musona; Nengoamasha; Sweswe). Are u suffering from xenophobia?
Anonymous
posted: 04:50 pm
Since the new nike boots: Shabba has scored two free kicks, had a rocket of the bar against a certain team I won't mention with fear of my safety, to cut the story short see the CRT advert, oh and the players who wear it!
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 am
The coach did not want to risk Musona we all know that he had a minor injury as long he came in and change the coplexion of the game what else do people need let us not put pressure to our players let us be calm Makhosi amahle
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