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Posted: 6 February 2010 Time: 17:49

Siza Dlamini’s last-minute goal has saved Jomo Cosmos from defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs in a match played at the Loftus Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The game finished 2-2, but it was Amakhosi who dominated the relegation-threatened side for the better part of the first half.

Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona came close to giving his side a lead in the 16th minute, but his free-kick from just outside the box came off the crossbar.

But it wasn’t long before the Phefeni Glamour Boys were ahead. Musona beat an offside trap and calmly controlled the ball to beat Avril Phali to his left.

Chiefs continued to pile on the pressure on Ezenkosi and their former player Nkosinathi Nhleko could have added to their woes as they continue to battle relegation, but though chest-trapping the ball nicely in the box, his tame shot was easily saved by Phali, who was being kept very busy by the Chiefs frontrunners.

In stoppage time, however, a resurgent Cosmos pulled one back with a thunderous free-kick from outside the box. Thapelo Tshilo, who had received a yellow card earlier on, redeemed himself when smashing the ball past Arthur Bartman. It was 1-1 at the interval.

Desperate to evade the dreaded relegation axe, Cosmos coach Jomo Sono brought on Daniel Gaborone in place of an ineffective Thabiso Hlalele for the start of the second half.

However, it was Chiefs who appeared to have had the last laugh. Siphiwe Tshabalala received a good pass from Abia Nale in the 68th minute, who had made a good run into the box from the right. Tshabalala controlled and beat Phali to his left with a low powerful shot.

Shortly afterwards lighting struck, forcing referee Matthew Dyer to call the players off the pitch as it started drizzling.

Five minutes later the two teams were back in the field. Siza Dlamini replaced Keamogetswe Wolff as Cosmos tried to come back into the game.

Come back they did as Dlamini was the hero, scoring an equaliser in the last minute of regulation time. The Swazi international pounced on a loose ball after Tshilo had mistimed his header from a Bamuza Sono corner-kick.

The result is a big blow to Chiefs’ title hopes and certainly a boost to Cosmos’ fight to avoid relegation.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:01 am
Tshepi yes u are correct they don't have it at their homes.As for u Moks who wouldn't watch the game when is televised on SABC1?All the little boys&small teams like yours are televised there more.The Mighty Sundowns is always on the Dish.
posted: 08:36 am
moks: u r asking a stupid question. What difference will it make on whether people watched de game or nt? Results wnt change. I for one didnt watch dat useless game. I cant stand watching useless teams like bush bucks. Sadly, After sundowns beat ajax today some teams supporters will be more miserable than ajax followers. Obviuosly kabo-yellow
posted: 10:16 am
well, the report is on a particular match and one would expect comments related to that game but i digress. For the record, i love the game more than any one team.
posted: 03:59 pm
shame on chips fans they are waiting 4 big result after Ajax nd SUNDOWNS, didnt i told u chips fan that ur coach "VV" s confused, i wont b suprized if 2morow this changed hs mind nd say chips wll win the leageu...even f w luz 2 Ajax it wnt change the situation u put urself in.
posted: 07:00 pm
wow, Thabang, Sibusiso, Brokefan..seems like we make this forum,guys u need 2 relax really..we jus letting u guys run wild n have fun, yes we lost, have fun then, y u wanna force us 2 comment la... Much love khosi's, win or lose!
posted: 10:04 am
chiefs will win the league with cosmos as the runners up while SS and downs are going to Mvela this season
posted: 12:30 pm
Whether we lost or not...ssu wil take da league & sunflops wil B runner-up ,SO WHAT ?????
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