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Chiefs beat Sundowns 1-0

Posted: 8 January 2011 Time: 17:34

Kaizer Chiefs blew the title race wide open with a 1-0 win over log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Kaizer Motaung Jnr scored his first goal since December 2009 to hand the Amakhosi the win, which closes the gap between them and the Brazilians to just a single point.

The first half was a major disappointment, with neither side able to get going. The midfield was heavily congested, forcing both sides to play the long ball or work the flanks, neither of which worked effectively.

Tinashe Nengomasha had a shot on the half hour mark. He stormed forward from a deep position, exchanging passes along the way, but his eventual effort almost went out for a throw-in.

Sundowns were arguably the better team, but in the absence of the suspended Katlego Mphela they fielded Mabhuti Khenyeza as a lone striker.

The stocky forward worked hard but his tendency to drift into wide positions to pick up the ball was counterproductive to the Brazilians’ attack.

The only genuine save of the first half saw Itumeleng Khune punch away a Franklin Cale effort from a free-kick in the 34th minute.

Chiefs came to life soon after and it was no surprise that Knowledge Musona was at the heart of it, very nearly scoring a terrific chip in the 38th minute, but his effort travelled just over Wayne Sandilands’ crossbar.

Just before the break Cale had another free-kick, but the ball was blocked by Siphiwe Tshabalala in the 18-yard area.

Tshabalala used his arm to stop the shot and a penalty should have been given. Neither referee Lwandile Mfiki nor his assistant close to the action on the sideline spotted the offence.

The second half was much more entertaining.

12 minutes into the second half, Tshabalala floated in a cross from the left flank and Kaizer Motaung Jnr beat Method Mwanjale at the far post to the ball and powered a header past Sandilands.

Sundowns very nearly drew level just two minutes later, but Cale was denied by an excellent save from Khune.

The Brazilians reacted by introducing Nyasha Mushekwi and Richard Henyekane, but even with all three available strikers on the pitch they were unable to bring themselves level.

Sandilands made a couple of crucial saves in the final few minutes as the home team began to exploit the inevitable space left behind by a team pushing forward for an equaliser.

Previous comments on this story...

Nipsy
posted: 06:26 pm
Lekholokoe: 2011-01-08 18:13

U right man if ref was not bought by Motsepe he could have done a good job and we could have beat sundows atleast 5-1 after giving u your penalty.
Anonymous
posted: 06:27 pm
sunkunku choach when they loss he doesn't understand english but when they win he doen't need a translator make up your mind man. Shhhh thula msindo
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
Shame on u khosi haters, size ngomsebenzi dis tym, who's next!!
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:28 pm
I do'nt mind losing it's part and parcel of the game.....but to lose with THREE defensive midfielders and a makeshift left back is totally unacceptable! It's BULSHEET!

Habas jou ma se gat! Nja!

Well done to Chiefs though for putting their best foot forward from the onset, Habas has your back! Damn it, I hate that busted!



I do'nt mind losing it's part and parcel of the game...but to lose with THREE defensive midfielders and a makeshift left back is totally unacceptable! It's BULSHEET!

Habas jou ma!
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
@motlokoa
watseba ke eng wena motlokoa, voetsek!! o setlaela sa jealous man, emela ur useless team to be blaksimed by supersport, o tlogele go re nkgela ka molomo woo wa gago, le meno a ma yellow!
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 pm
Motlokoa you are mad, if the referee robbed your stupid team what about him not awarding Chiefs a penalty after Shabba was brought down delibaretly in your penalty area by your player and Shabba was given a yellow card to rule him out for the next game. It is your defensive tactics which cost you the game rather the referee. Khanyeza hit Yeye in the off the ball incident but the referee did not give him a card which was supposed to be red. Admit that your team has no quality compared to Chiefs.
Anonymous
posted: 06:32 pm
Considering da break,its so sweet 2 bring downs 2 earth,hope wil take this morale booster 2 da next game
Nipsy
posted: 06:32 pm
GPBW: 2011-01-08 18:23

There is nothing that will stop us from winning the league, we don't have any competition in PSL, UR lvly teams Red pies and Sundoms failed. We appeal to CAF to increase the Stake we want the championship and show Africa the real Champions.
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:39 pm
That starting eleven is worth a dismissal, the sub's even worse....if I had a farm with 2 cabbages, I would strike Habas repeatedly till they are cooked! hehehe!

Habas se gat! Moeskont!

How do you fear Chimps at our expense like that? Yoh, I so miss Stoichkov, this Lopez is effing up things big time. Yoh, I've never been beaten before kick off like today! Thanks to my inadept coach. Grrrr!
Nipsy
posted: 06:44 pm
Pitso should give Punch as call-up. The more you watch Chiefs the more you learn soccer and Identify good players.
Anonymous
posted: 06:47 pm
krol n habas are de two coaches tht r not being liked/ loved by their supporters while we love de special one......dis is de diffence wth dis three clubs...kabo yelo bhakabhakaa
Nedbank-Mtizozo-Absa Premiership, ndim lowo
posted: 06:47 pm
Sweyts mfo wam I did tell others that flops dont have a coach. VV cant be beaten by chance takers tu tu tu. It was clear that you came for a draw...kodwa ke at our expense madoda, hambana niyozama kwabanye hehehehe! Shapa khosi shapaa!!!!
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:48 pm
No need to discuss the horrible officiating, there's nothing new there.

We need to look within and ask ourselves....and see if our plan was to win or avoid defeat, THAT WAS OUR MOST HORRIBLE LINE UP IN SUNDOWNS' HISTORY!

Mandeqe ka-Habas maan! lets fire this thing now, before it's too late.
Anonymous
posted: 06:50 pm
ithink chiefs 2 win the game was jst cold,musona were u playin
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 06:51 pm
KidKudu7: 2011-01-07 10:36 [ Report ]
All Chimps fans should wait for tomorrow when they're buried by Sundowns.

An average team like Chimps has nothing to boast about, except capitalising on other teams mistakes.

Chimps wont win the PSL trophy this season...the race is between Downs & Bucs, period.
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:53 pm
No need to discuss the horrible officiating, there's nothing new there.

We need to look within and ask ourselves....and see if our plan was to win or avoid defeat, THAT WAS OUR MOST HORRIBLE LINE UP IN SUNDOWNS' HISTORY!

Mandeqe ka-Habas maan! lets fire this thing now, before it's too late.
Sweyts',)
posted: 06:54 pm
That starting eleven is worth a dismissal, the sub's even worse....if I had a farm with 2 cabbages, I would strike Habas repeatedly till they are cooked! hehehe!

Habas se gat! Moeskont!

How do you fear Chimps at our expense like that? Yoh, I so miss Stoichkov, this Lopez is effing up things big time. Yoh, I've never been beaten before kick off like today! Thanks to my inadept coach. Grrrr!
Anonymous
posted: 07:00 pm
For those idiots who say, Sunkop was supposed to be given a penalty, they should be high on Chibuku.
This was not to be setpiece in the first place,Washington DC didn’t foul that donki called Renyele.
KETLA ROTA UNTILL BARE HAIKHONA, Kanthe baby wena ha u qete?
Lebitso laka ke nna serotela batho.
Nipsy
posted: 07:01 pm
Tzozo: 2011-01-08 18:51
Stop hrting urself.

After passing the glomour Boys coaches are being fired watch de space. Krol and Toloki man are coaching in PSL for de last season.
Anonymous
posted: 07:02 pm
Sweyts:2011-01-08 18:53


Did you fulfill you promise dude?
SAFA House 14:00.
We will meet at Loftus in the second round.
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