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Chiefs up to second

Posted: 29 January 2011 Time: 22:19

Kaizer Chiefs have moved into second in the Absa Premiership with a 3-1 victory over Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Siphiwe Tshabalala scored an excellent brace, while Stanton Lewis should be credited with Amakhosi's third after the ball deflected off him and into the net, while Fadlu Davids managed a consolation for Maritzburg.

Chiefs took the lead on nine minutes with a beautifully worked goal as Knowledge Musona fed a ball into the path of Tshabalala, whose run was timed to perfection and he rounded Shu-Aib Walters in the Maritzburg goal with ease before firing home.

Lewis created space for himself on the edge of the area and fired in a shot that was well-saved by the keeper, but seconds later there was drama up the other end.

Amakhosi defender Valery Nahayo was adjudged to have handled the ball as he tried to block a low cross and the visitors were awarded a penalty by referee Daniel Bennett. However, Rudolf Bester saw his effort saved by a diving Khune, and Chiefs managed to keep their lead intact.

The home side doubled their advantage on 59 minutes in bizarre circumstances. Nahayo powered in a header from a corner which looked to be going straight at Walters, until it deflected off the back of Lewis and into the net. Nahayo claimed the goal, but it is unlikely that it would have gone in without Lewis' inadvertent touch.

Maritzburg got themselves back into the game when they profited from a mistake from Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who tried to punch the ball clear from a corner but missed, and Davids bundled the ball over the line.

But the joy was short-lived for the visitors as Tshabalala netted a superb third for his side, beating three defenders before unleashing a thunderous drive into the back of the net.

Abia Nale hit the post late on for Chiefs, and there were a few more half-chances, but the scoreline remained the same to the end and Amakhosi move up to second in the table, two points behind Orlando Pirates.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:22 am
2 beautiful goals from shabba...hhmmm. Does oukapi lekgwathi still wishes that the league could come to an end now..?
Sorry oukapi legwathi, you have a toigh fixture in feb'. Ayeye..i feel for the poor krol come february.

Ntate Thabo serotela batho, jwetsa shabba a tlohele ho rotela batho haholo...ha nyenyane fela hle..
posted: 08:40 am
Well done boyz,yho d@ Lewis boy's gud.shapa khosi shapa.wena Tolly who played Klate with a shoulder injury 4 a long tym?mind u'r rats son!
posted: 08:48 am
U goin 2 b chasin 4eva,the league is goin 2 Orlando whether u lyk it or not
posted: 08:58 am
If Shabba ws as gud as u cy he wld b plyn in England evn nw,the media hs done vry wel 2 promote hm bt stil European teams dnt wnt hm,he cldnt evn gt a contract wit a 1st division team,Khumalo pased the trial wit Spurz,Shabba is a cow nd cows belong 2 naturena e.g masango Lebese Tinashe
posted: 09:03 am
Well done boyz Afrika is very proud of you! Lewis is real deal! But we can do much better if we can sign Sangweni and Myeni or Isaacs from Santos. Thank boyz.
posted: 09:29 am
Bhakajuju u know u r just keeping our seat warm @ the Top u'll crumble in the end coz u can't handle the Pressure u'll be chasing Krol come end of the season Amakhosi for Premiership it is a done deal Shabba for footballer of the year Musona for Golden boot and Letsholonyane for Player of the season.
posted: 09:44 am
one idiot is gone/behaving: Superbrand
there's two left to deal with: Juan Pablo & Mriyo

we as khosi family will keep dominating on KO blogs as much as our team dominates on the field & off the field and also in terms of achievements.

posted: 10:09 am
any team that comes at fnb against MIGHTY CHIEFS is guaranteed to get 3! fnb is our real massacre home ground...

posted: 10:20 am
it was indeed a great 1 and we must sign lewis permanetely..seriously..
posted: 11:23 am
Guys; with all due respects, leave this donki(Juan pabol) for me please.
Stop giving him the attention that is he is looking for.
Kea le kopa makhosi amatle ba hese banna ba ka phemfeni.
y\'t boy
posted: 11:50 am
soon will be toppling the sea robbers...
posted: 02:45 pm
bobsteak you send masango to maritzburg and bring the namibian bester.i was impressed by the real midfield generals tinashe&yeye also nahayo,lewis.thanx shabba for the goals
f**k u juan pablo
posted: 02:51 pm
3x3 was relaunched last night ...
posted: 07:17 pm
Tshabalala enhances chiefs' style of play without him we are just ordinary. Lewis proved his point. I hope we win our next game.
posted: 09:04 am
shapa Makhosi yah leav them beating thr coaches nd blockn thr ways 2 go hme sorry masandawana u dnt deserve 2 b at top aish.i wish u th best MAKHOSi nd u Lewis i wnt u 2 kip tht up SHAPA SHABA SHAPA!!! Vv ur th man.
M.J. Nzwakele
posted: 10:00 am
The win is behind us now guys, let us focus for the next game. I wish i can instill a certain mentality to the team, that they must win their next 10 games. Perhaps wishful thinking, but with a side like Chiefs it is possible. The history and the pedigree of the team is there to give the glamor boys to wallop any team trying to square up with them.
M.J. Nzwakele
posted: 10:04 am
The win is behind us now guys, let us focus for the next game. I wish i can instill a certain mentality to the team, that they must win their next 10 games. Perhaps wishful thinking, but with a side like Chiefs it is possible. The history and the pedigree of the team is there to give the glamor boys to wallop any team trying to square up with them.
Mfundisi One-Skipper Bakaniya
posted: 10:16 am
This second round its tough, one slip u r out of your position..this one will be decided on the last 2 games..shapa Bucalona shaaapa...who is ontop??? never mind, dnt answer me coz the whole world knows, Laliga (Baca), English (Man u) , PSL (Bucalona),
posted: 10:40 am
Rats supporters plz print a copy of the LEAGUE now and paste it on yur fridge doors, cause it is your last chance to c your team on top of the table, sunflops had theirs already.....Shappa Khosi Shappa!

All Psl Trophies, please deal with this Juan polo thing, he's a pain in my ssssssssssssss.

Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 11:58 am
The worst result for us can be a draw- let me gamble with my confidence by trusting that we wont lose the next 8 games, not by chance or superantural causes- not even by 'go menya wa this bugs fans'!!!

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