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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...

posted: 07:02 pm
Tell them Serotela batho.
posted: 07:03 pm
Wena Tzozo, ungazo khuluma amasimba sfebe! Why are you swearing at us for? M'sunwakho.

Mthizozo, well done mfowam' on your win.

My apologies for the profane language to all the distinguishable blogges, iyanya lenja!
posted: 07:06 pm
We beat the galaxy of stars, we beat the most expensive team in Africa, with our average players, one footed players, ugly players, etc etc (bad words} Now can you repeat you statements again Masandawana, can you repeat your statements again mabhakaniya. Khosi le ya shapa, Lekhosi le ja baho. If you call yourself "the sky is the limit", then we are the sky.
Negative football by Sundowns was their downfall. Thanks to the Musona factor.
posted: 07:06 pm
My name is Ntate Thabo Moroto. Motho ereng ha aya toilet a sie borikhwe.
Taba tsa lona ke di utlwile Khale. Le bua Ntho encha le bua Khale.
posted: 07:09 pm
thank so much junior we can't wait 4 2014 when u wil score again.lol
posted: 07:10 pm
@Joe ngwanana

I wud apreciate u egaging me factualy and techtically without throwing insults but u being a supid and dummy cabbage u had to resort to swearing in 2011 nogal,,,sies wa swabisa maan.

Shame on u busted,am not ur friend even ur friends friend so stop inslting me,,,

I saw a clear penalty by one tshabalala n it was not awarded so wht d u expect me to say,,,,grow n stop insulting unnecesarily.
posted: 07:10 pm
GPBW: 2011-01-08 18:23 [ Report ]
U hv not won the league so plis stop celebrating. y r u not talkimg abt the fact that u played boring boring boring boring football. Even a club frm Botswana or Lesotho wld not play lyk dat nd u call ur self de biggest team in Africa? SUCKERS!

Kakakkakakaka, motswana ke wena jealousy e tla o bolaya. Stop celebrating even before we are all out of the stadium, wa hlanya. kakakakakakaka bari ke wena. O jewe.
posted: 07:12 pm
NeXt, is AJAX if we beat all top 4 teams we done.
posted: 07:15 pm
All Psl Tenders, I did my broe I swear....just that it's not a practical place to meet at, especialy without contacts 2use chances are we all went at different times. Next time for sure...apologies verder.
posted: 07:15 pm
the way sunkops played, the writing was on the wall that they were going to be demolished...hail THE MIGHTY AMAKHOSI, the only big & the best team in both mzansi & africa...

posted: 07:16 pm
This can only augur well for Pirates,it gives us a realistic chance of seriously competing for rthe league.while the likes of abo Jezebels have a tendecy of donating points small teams Krol plan should be such that he wins all our games.but things can only go wrong if this Krol continue to be stubborn by ignoring our best players and fielding second rated players.
posted: 07:19 pm
Hela Motlokwa, ou r selective in your penalty claims. Did you not see when Shabba was brought down blatantly in teh box? Anyway i dont expect you too, i probably would have seen things the same in your position.
Theola moya motlokoa, empa ele bolo le thupanyana ya yona, beke etlang ke babang, ekanna ya eba nna ntate. Kwenya fela o theosetse ka biri ntate.
Khosi lona le haketse matsating ana.
posted: 07:21 pm
Were's King guys. I did say on PSL is only two teams. Chiefs and the rest. But King an his buddy Motlokoa contest that. They talk about galaxy of stars and the expensive team that mean nothing to me.The most important thing is we are the best.

For you guys to beat Chiefs is to buy Chiefs as a whole.Cause if you leave Mr Motaung out then you didn't buy Chiefs you just buy a copy.
posted: 07:24 pm
When we go for league we start by beating biggernyana teams then the work becomes simple for us. Thanks JNR you are de best
posted: 07:34 pm
Wel done boys.shapa khosi,shapa
posted: 07:35 pm
Simply the best as always! Who disagrees with this ? Pierats and Sundowns fans. Why? Because they are frastrated by their teams that raise their hopes and always fail to deliver like Chiefs do to its fan base..Amakhosi a mandle..the phafeni boys..Simply the best..The golden team in S.A
posted: 07:37 pm
Sweyts:2011-01-08 19:15

All Psl Tenders, I did my broe I swear....just that it's not a practical place to meet at, especialy without contacts 2use chances are we all went at different times. Next time for sure...apologies verder.

Next time we shud communicate through email or use meeting point few kilos from the stadium.
How is your behind after being abused by Musona and crew?
posted: 07:37 pm
Hela Lekholokoe, dont mention the name of King now. That man will upset everything that is good at Chiefs by just wishing it. O tlo bua tlhama le nyoko dikopane. But he only have acces ko mosebetsing fela.
posted: 07:39 pm
i hope ma khosi can build on what they achieve and take all the teams as big teams
posted: 07:40 pm
Sweyts: 2011-01-08 18:39

I concur with you. However, I think Habas was clever to play with more midfielders than KC cos if you saw what happened after he brought in a 2nd striker, KC became even more dangerous. That's a mistake that OP made to try to go pound for pound with KC in the middle of the park. Isaacs was impresive
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