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Valery Nahayo, Siphiwe Tshabalala score for Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 28 August 2010 Time: 22:16

Goals from Valery Nahayo and Siphiwe Tshabalala secured Kaizer Chiefs a 2-0 win over Golden Arrows in their Absa Premiership match at the Rand Stadium on Saturday evening.

The victory is Amakhosi’s first win in their opening league game in three seasons and bodes well as they seek to mount a creditable title challenge to triple champions SuperSport United and the likes of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Tshabalala almost gave Chiefs an early lead in the game, letting fly from long range with a powerful, swerving shot that flashed just wide of the angle between post and crossbar in the seventh minute.

The Amakhosi dominated the opening exchanges and seemed capable of creating goal scoring opportunities almost at will, with the clever interchange of their attacking players proving too much for Arrows’ midfield and defence to handle.

On 24 minutes the visitors needed goalkeeper Helton Da Rocha to pull off a top class save, palming away a downward header from Knowledge Musona after the Zimbabwean striker had got on the end of a free kick from Mandla Masango.

The team in gold and black continued to control proceedings, with their goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune very much a spectator. Arrows, with lone striker Songwe Chalwe mostly isolated up front, rarely looked genuinely threatening.

Nonetheless, the whistle for half time saw the score line locked at 0-0. Chiefs would have been frustrated that the goals their attacking play should have reaped didn’t materialise.

Yet the Soweto giants had to wait just five minutes of the second half to finally find the back of the net. Defender Valery Nahayo was the unlikely hero, belying his reputation as a hard-as-nails centre-back to lose his marker in the penalty area and beat Da Rocha at his near post with an impish flick.

And Chiefs nearly doubled their lead just two minutes later, with Abia Nale beating Da Rocha to a bouncing ball in the area. Luckily for Abafana Bes’thende defender Musa Bilankulu was on hand to clear the goal-bound ball.

Midway through the second half, Chiefs were awarded a controversial penalty after Zwane tackled substitute Sthembiso Ngcobo in the 18-yard area. The Arrows defender appeared to win the ball cleanly, but referee Abdul Ebrahim pointed to the spot.

Bafana Bafana midfielder Tshabalala duly converted the penalty to make it 2-0 in the 68th minute and effectively end the game as a contest.

Chiefs almost made it 3-0 in the 83rd minute, with Mthokozisi Yende firing off a powerful volley that looked destined for the back of the net only for Da Rocha to make a superb reaction save with his left hand.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:33 am
not surprised by chiefs haters,always say bad things about chiefs,yes it was not penalty,but to say they bought ref,bribery plesase grow up mistake are made by ref all over de world even de world cup,which team never benefiated from ref mistakes answer is NO TEAM,if you watch soccer ilke i do,PLEASE COMMENT ON FACTS NOT HATRED AND ANGER
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:35 am
cheats are back, they will win everything this season, first game a controversial penalty? they really mean business, hey banna! it's tough, but we watching!
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:37 am
we would like this ref mistakes to follow sunflower or Cosmos or Celtics at one stage, this ref mistakes only follow one team, one wonders!
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 am
My fellow khosis do u thnk u will win dis batle wit morons. I dont thnk so. Dey hate my team 2 d extnt dey get worid especialy wit evry win. No wonder their fans are so slender dey r stresed by de family next door not their house. I dont know how dey will look cum de end of de season. Khosification 4 lyf.
Anonymous
posted: 09:32 am
He he he,mjera we are slender?let me tell u something my friends call me fats and they don't call fats 4 nothing keteng papa coz i'm always happy after all i'm from the happy family...BUCS not zim cheaters he he he.TEKO....THE GOLDEN BOY OF MZANSI.
Anonymous
posted: 09:48 am
Dankie ally, mabhakaniya this zim cheaters are not going anywhere,guyz did u see how bafana star tshabalala missed that ball?he he he shabba can miss but not @the size of the ball,what about that thing?he he he hate 2be shabba's wife he he he.SHAKIRAH LOVE THE SPECIAL ONE....TEKO.
Anonymous
posted: 09:48 am
I watched very little of this game, and 4rm what i saw, Chiefs was better, but that was not a penalty!
Anonymous
posted: 10:20 am
you pirates fans are confused i guess there aint enough sex in ur lifes, sperm pressure is killing guys like Shakira. You fools claim Chiefs is broke but yet you Dom Kops accuse them of bribing refs? Come on guys get 1 thing straight ningehli nenyuka njengephenti likamahosha eHilbrow
Anonymous
posted: 10:20 am
amakhosi everyday u dig??? shakirah..lets c if gr8 star wil mak the starting xi.ahead of pienaar jah neh! ichiefs i stresa abantu..!hahaha
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 am
nywe nywe,3 pnts in de bag.shapa hosis shapa
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 am
Poisonhoney,it's not about Teko making the starting 11 but about him motivating ur so called stars like pienaar,recently evry one want to put modise in the bench so they work even harder to keep the genera in the bench and by that the nation will benefit,pitso is using teko to motivate his players to perform better than him:SO BAFANA WITHOUT TEKO IS PATHETIC BUT WITH TEKO IS UNBELIVABLE.that's the strategy pitso is using.IF U WANT TO SUCCED USE TEKO THE STRATEGY HIMSELF.
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 am
As i said,evrybody is better than modise these days even ngcobo is playing better than Teko(sum fools will agree) but why is he always in the squad?is because u never khow when the general will rise and when he rise evryone(the entire africa) enjoys life.HA HA HA TEKO IS WONDERFUL BAFETHU.
Anonymous
posted: 11:24 am
I hate 2 say this but it's the truth:TEKO IS THE LIVING LEGEND OF SOUTH AFRICAN FOOTBALL,SHABBA AND PIENAAR ARE BLESSED TO PLAY AND LIVE IN HIS TIME.south africans are fools why killing the person who control ur happiness?instead of crucifying we should atleast pray 4him so that we can be happy,anifuni ukuba happy? Pienaar is onform but are we happy south africans?NO!...TEKO THE REMOTE CONTROLLER OF AFRICANS HAPPINESS.
Anonymous
posted: 11:42 am
keep the momentum going guys &please stop firing blanks as it will hurt us one day,khosi 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 11:44 am
I am glad that finally south africans realises the importance of teko in that squad and they won't argue with me,he he he people it's like having messi and ronaldo in the team,Teko(messi) and pienaar(ronaldo) whenever ronaldo is given a chance he make sure that he plays better than messi simply bcoz messi is wonderful he he he,TEKO THE REMOTE CONTROLLER OF AFRICANS HAPPINESS.
Anonymous
posted: 11:45 am
shakirah...dear u scaring me.its either ur gay or woman.evn i hate it.whn 1.talks bad abt our playaz..bt me i judge..on da field.of play
preaker
posted: 11:47 am
Poor Arrows they hav been cheated tht was not a penalty...BUT LOOK OUT FOR THAT TEAM IT IS DISPLAYING BRILLIANT FOOTBALL...SHORT PASSES NO FIRING TO THE OPPOSITION.. NO LONG BALLS EISH THT TEAM IS PLAYIN STYLISH FOOTBALL...GUD LUCK ARROWS IN THE NXT GAME...LOOK OUT FOR NKOSI HE IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO REVIVE HIS CAREER
Anonymous
posted: 11:48 am
Shakirah Teko is good for nothing - come confed cup Teko-prrrrr, World Cup Teko-prrrrr even AFCON qualifiers Teko-prrrrrrrr, Then come teko first game of pirates league games - 4 touches then the whole pie-dom-rats fans bow to him. ah-ah baba not all of us are that blind
Anonymous
posted: 12:11 pm
Ha ha ha,poisonhoney me a gay or woman ha ha ha whatever u think about me doesn't matter coz ulove me and i love u too.tjo i never thought poisonhoney would say such a thing to me or ua scared that i might love modise more than u?don't worry dear ur love is safe.TEKO...THE GOLDENBOY OF MZANSI.
Anonymous
posted: 12:17 pm
Makhenekhe how will teko perform when u people niminyile?really u don't khow what's good 4u and about afcon qualifiers lets wait and see coz otlaswaba.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
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