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Kaizer Chiefs slump to Santos defeat

Posted: 10 November 2010 Time: 21:30

Kaizer Chiefs’ unbeaten record in the Absa Premiership came to a surprise end at the Rand Stadium on Wednesday evening as they lost 1-0 to Santos.

The People’s Team deployed a conservative approach for much of the match, but stole the points on with a late goal from Sekou Camara.

The first half produced little in the way of goalmouth action or scoring chances, though Chiefs came closest to breaking the deadlock when Siphiwe Tshabalala rattled the crossbar with a 20-metre free-kick in the 15th minute.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane was the main orchestrator in midfield for Chiefs and wasn’t afraid to try his luck with long-range shots, such as in the 35th minute when he fired a low, left-footed effort just wide.

As the first half began to wind down, Santos slowly began to come to life, though the most they could offer in attack was a Tyren Arendse shot that flashed wide of Itumeleng Khune’s left-hand upright.

In the second half Santos upped their game significantly, looking a lot more composed and comfortable.

Yet it was still Chiefs who were creating the better opportunities and Letsholonyane twice came close with long-range shots, stinging the palms of Tshepo Motsoeneng in the 76th minute and firing a fierce effort just wide less than 60 seconds later.

On 85 minutes a Santos counter-attack produced the best scoring chance of the game, but Graham King fired wide of the target with only Khune to beat, though the keeper deserved credit for rushing off his line to put the midfielder under pressure.

Yet if Santos thought their time to win the game had passed, they were wrong. Just two minutes later a corner-kick routine saw Musa Otieno head back across the penalty area from the far post and, after Chiefs had failed to clear the ball, Camara pounced to score the winning goal with a powerful header.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
induku iqalile lenje iqalile shapa santos shapa wer wz musonya. VV gv Bartman no1 jersey
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
unbeaten record my foot, chiefs is dead and the bucks must just bury them finish and klaat.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:05 pm
YOu Pierats fans are morons. Nio wonder you think your 1trophy-in10years-team is the best team in the country when a team lyk the Mighty KC wins at least 1 cup every season. You should be very worried that Chiefs lost today and not celebrate. Had Chiefs not lost it would have been easier for your useless team to beat us on Saturday.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
Tzozo get some nishayiwe hahahaha, yo heart is broken hahahaha. Shame!
Anonymous
posted: 10:16 pm
Chips is an average team period,come saturday i 4c their worst defeat in decades.
Anonymous
posted: 10:20 pm
l could see that many was worring about our unbeaten what what, instead of worrying about their teams... Hear how relieved they are. Congratulations to Pistols 4 their win against amazulu. Congratulations to Sunkowps for their win agaist stars.
Lets wait 4 derby and l hope it wil produce results.
sheareh
posted: 10:21 pm
luck can only take u so far, u have been playing a boring football for a while now.
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
santos culd hv spared makhosikazi for saturdy game, anyway de Mighty Bucs will rub salt in thir wounds........
leponapona
posted: 10:41 pm
If it was Pirates, yes it was going to be more difficult but with Chiefs no. Pirates are the team to beat but Chiefs, even though they are playing good football, are not a big threat.

Tshepo Motshoeneng was right, u know your soccer boy.
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
I feel sorry 4 pirates. Buccaners what hv u done to swallows, i mean de final.
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
I mean swallows
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
YHO!YHO!YHO!...BOOBY FC fans r not happy they r going crazy...kwakwakwakwakwakwakwakwakwa...hehehehehehehehehehe....take it is guys, these things do happen in football.
Anonymous
posted: 10:55 pm
Iwisa kaizer chiefs hollard funeral plan is playing bull.
Anonymous
posted: 11:08 pm
motsoeneng ws ryt whn he said he fears de mighty Bucs dan chimpanziz. u hv shut their mouths, nd we Bucs ar goin to demolish dem. bt pleez spare dem 4 us in de semi finals,
bondocean
posted: 12:59 am
Great result for Santos. What a rugged team - no fancy boys but churning out results.
Anonymous
posted: 05:04 am
kubhlungu ukuvulwa ubuvirgin oskhotheni ,senizonge kangaka,seniwoJEZEBEL ngempela
The Ghost
posted: 05:35 am
Tzozo o bolela masepa jooo!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:46 am
When tsepo motsweneng said that chiefs was no real threat,infact it was their lady luck(refree) that won them games,harare bulawayo cheaters fans through insults to the poor guy,but he was right kufiwe la,ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,kebolo nthwena haona hore omang,otswa zimbabwe,oja cabbage,otlile ka crocodile kapo choop Tsipa santos tsipaaa,khosi mugabe stand no chance against mighty bucs.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
KidKudu7
posted: 06:15 am
Chimps are a weak team in the league currently.
KidKudu7
posted: 06:15 am
They play without direction.
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