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Kaizer Chiefs shoot down Golden Arrows

Posted: 2 February 2011 Time: 21:55

Kaizer Chiefs kept up their fine form in the Absa Premiership with a 2-1 away win over Golden Arrows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Striker Sthembiso Ngcobo was handed a lone striker’s role in the absence of the injured Knowledge Musona and responded with two goals – his first in the League this season.

Former Amakhosi player Collins Mbesuma pulled one back for Abafana Bes’thende but the home team was unable to complete a comeback.

Siyanda Zwane was sent off in the 70th minute for a second yellow card.

The visitors started very fluently, with wide men Mandla Masango and Siphiwe Tshabalala finding plenty of space.

On nine minutes Tshabalala was put free down the right side of Arrows’ penalty area by Tinashe Nengomasha, but there was no one in a Chiefs shirt to turn home his peach of a ball across the face of the goal.

Two minutes later, with their first genuine attack of the game, Arrows sent overlapping right-back Siyanda Zwane into a shooting position and his low effort troubled Itumeleng Khune, who fumbled the ball and needed Valery Nahayo to clear.

Chiefs continued to find some joy in the wide areas, and midway through the first half Jimmy Tau cut inside from the right flank and curled a left-footed effort just wide of the far post.

A minute before the half hour mark Mthokozisi Yende floated a good cross into the box from the left, allowing Sthembiso Ngcobo to get a header on target, but it was comfortably saved by Helton da Rocha.

On the stroke of half-time Arrows created another overlapping opportunity for Zwane and his low cross flashed across the face of goal, just beyond the reach of Mbesuma.

The early stages of the second half saw the teams trade half chances in attack, and Chiefs soon made a substitution by replacing Masango with Abia Nale in the 52nd minute.

The former Arrows player had an almost immediate impact on the game, breaking free down the right and curling in a cross that da Rocha somewhat flapped at, allowing Ngcobo to head home at the back post.

And just past the hour mark Ngcobo made it 2-0, picking up a fine pass from Yende and firing a low shot into the bottom corner via the left hand of Da Rocha, who again could have done more to prevent to the goal.

The game seemed wrapped up for the Soweto side at 2-0, but former Amakhosi hero Mbesuma pulled one back in the 69th minute, finding the bottom corner with a well-placed shot after showing immense strength to brush off the attention of Nahayo.

Yet any real hopes Abafana Bes’thende had of a stunning comeback were crushed just two minutes after Mbesuma’s goal, as Zwane picked up his second booking and was shown a red card by referee Victor Gomes.

The KwaZulu-Natal team made a valiant effort to get something out of the game despite their numerical disadvantage, and Khune did have to make a couple of sharp saves from Mbesuma and Njabulo Manqana, but in the end Chiefs held out to win 2-1.

Previous comments on this story...

Sos
posted: 12:08 am
i'd like to say job well done by my team!...& please keep on increasing that heat temperature so that those who're on top don't sit comfortably there as that spot doesn't belong to them...(phela uyazi ukuthi mawufuna ukuthi igundwane/rat liphume em'godini, kufanele ushise is'ganga or uthele amanzi ashisayo...mina ngithi abashiswe labantu!)

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 12:24 am
Thanx 2 kickoff 4 da tp 2 date match reports. Chiefs supp.
Mreva
posted: 01:18 am
I wonder hw long ppl think pirats is warming the 1st spot for them, phela if chips knw hw 2 overtake they mst du so.
I see dikosti u hv started telling vv wht to do nd nt to do, jo who got pressure kanti.
To my homboyz Arrows, its nt oll lost u jst nid 2 b organized at the bck
Anonymous
posted: 05:20 am
HE HE HE ONE MAN'S TEAM...KAE?BATHO GA BA KGONE TSA BONA.WE WILL KEEP ON WINNING EVEN IF MUSONA IS INJURED...LETS W8 N C
Anonymous
posted: 05:46 am
L8K vv once said"chiefs is da bst team in psl"evn in Africa nt 2mention arwnd da wrld.wel dne bys operation khosi se phusha e swagger is stil on league 2naturena.l8k i said b4 da undermining n denial dt ngcobo is da bst is wt mkes hm 2kip bending goals,dis boy keeps leaving dm cryng.ask domkat n crew...cme da 26 lol chiefs 9-piecity nil..shabba-ngcobo-harare express musona wil score hat-tric kaofela..hehe 1man team hehe musonafc kae?kuphi khona shapa ngcobophobia shapa..lv n peace makhosi se phusi e swagger
Anonymous
posted: 06:21 am
I'm surprised both Sunkops; Pie-rats and Chiefs were playing last night but for other teams' supporters they rather focus on and get worried about Chiefs' win than celebrate theirs.

This average team keeps winning. To those who are wondering as 2 how long pie-rats will warm the No 1 spot 4 us, plz stop wondering. The 28 of Feb is jst @ the corner.

Musona FC won without Musona. What nxt? Chiefs rely on Ncobo or we are going 2 b called Ncobo FC.....HAHAHAHAAH

Shapa Mapholoba Shapaaaa.....
Anonymous
posted: 06:51 am
pie city won yesterday!....but their suppoters are not celebrating their win they are bizy criticising our team!....leave us alone!...we are a one man team and we like it!.........
Anonymous
posted: 07:09 am
Batlile gobuwa 2much because,we win without musono and amproud about it, guys lets go forwad, thanks 4 yersterdy
Wonder
posted: 07:11 am
So the referee's account has been resuscitated? Hehehehhhhehe, Zwane did not deserve that first yellow and they should have played with a man down, we will see how far it will take, CHEATS!
Anonymous
posted: 07:23 am
So Chimps will keep on comforting and consoling themselves though its painful " keep warming the top spot" I feel for you monkeys we are no 1 we are warmingh our own house, I know Chimps are sad and heartbroken inside. enjoy being the first losers coz there is nothing called no two, for your information being no 2 is being the first loser. I wish things stay like this till the end of game no 30.

Swona Champ!
posted: 07:27 am
Makaykay: 2011-02-01 10:44 [ Report ]


I don't know about you guys but this picture on the right with this two ugly woman put me off,I find it difficult to open and read kickoff.

Mr EDITOR WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO MOVE THIS PICTURE SOMEWHERE?



keyboard: 2011-02-02 10:41 [ Report ]


Makaykay: 2011-02-01 10:44

Tru that, EDITOR CAN YOU PLEASE REMOVE THIS PICTURE.
ITS EVEN HARD FOR US TO OPEN KICKOFF INFRONT OF OUR COLLEGUES AS THEY THINK WE ARE BROWSING FOR GALS.



Marop wa le Downs
posted: 07:29 am
Mbesuma is one hell of a good player, that goal, just goes on to show that to beat Khune you dont have to blast the ball, because he will surely stop it.Anyway, the game was very entertaining, very beautiful. The flies in the soup:
The red card was undeserved, because the first yellow wasnt a bookable offence
Stanton Lewis was lost, no man.
Anonymous
posted: 07:30 am
Guys look above, exactly my point, you can see that Pie-rats and Sum-doms watch more Chiefs games than their teams! They analiyse Chiefs game in details which is a proof that they enjoy watching Amakhosi...but we (Chiefs fans) do talk about their games but we don't always get into details like they do!!!
Tjovo
posted: 07:31 am
we just have to keep up the pressure, one day is one day
Tjovo
posted: 07:32 am
Musa:
this proves that there's only 2 teams in the PSL, Kaizer Chiefs and the rest
Sporo
posted: 07:35 am
we won and happy with a win but some of the players are a cause great concern, they dont come into the party. arrows manage to be the better team whereas they were one man down, thats not good Makhosi.
Wonder
posted: 07:41 am
Referee to the rescue again, yoh, this team mara!

Anyway, they won't afford to bribe them for all the games, soon the wheels will come off!

Teko continues to impress, the haters will be disappointed!
Swona Champ!
posted: 07:42 am
where did KO get this babes? are they inports from Zim?
Swona Champ!
posted: 07:43 am
imports! think from Congo!
Anonymous
posted: 07:47 am

bring your friends close but your enemies even closer, thats the reasoning behind watching Chiefs games nothing else, they play boring football.

The conceding goals like its fashion and Wonder is correct Zwane did not deserve that first yellow and they should have played with a man down, we will see how far it will take, CHEATS!

We all can recall what happened in Rothmans cup, just in front of the referee, the goal keeper of the decade Marther Zwane had great game.
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