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Kaizer Chiefs win, Mpumalanga Black Aces relegated

Posted: 16 April 2011 Time: 22:21

Jimmy Tau again scored his second vital goal of the Premiership season as ten-man Kaizer Chiefs defeated Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night.

The other goal was scored by Knowledge Musona. Chiefs played with 10-men in the second half when Valery Nahayo was sent off.

The result is an important one at both ends of the log. Amakhosi have moved into second place on goal difference and are very much in the title race, while Aces are now sure to finish bottom of the standings and their relegation has been mathematically confirmed.

Chiefs started brightly and almost took the lead in the third minute – Knowledge Musona helped a cross toward goal and Denis Onyango needed to make a sharp reaction save to keep the ball out of the net.

The Aces goalkeeper was called on to make a couple more saves in the opening minutes, denying Abia Nale and Punch Masenamela, while Mthokozisi Yende hit a thunderous drive just over the crossbar in the 17th minute.

After weathering the early storm, AmaZayoni looked relatively comfortable in defence. Chiefs certainly dominated the midfield battle and enjoyed a far greater share of the possession, but they were unable to create the kind of attacking opportunities that they did in the first quarter hour or so.

Aces created only one chance in the first half, but it was a good one – striker Mpho Maleka sprinted free down the right of the penalty area and struck a low shot on target that called Itumeleng Khune into action for the first time.

After a goalless first 45 minutes, Chiefs opted to reinforce their attacking options by introducing striker Sthembiso Ngcobo in place of Yende at the start of the second half, and left-winger George Lebese in place of Nale ten minutes later.

On the hour mark Onyango again frustrated the Chiefs supporters who had made the trip north to Polokwane, punching away a fierce shot from Musona as the Soweto side began to up the pressure on their opponents.

However, on 65 minutes they were reduced to ten men. Maleka threatened to sprint free on goal and central defender Valery Nahayo blatantly hauled down the Aces striker. As it was a clear and cynical denial of a goal scoring opportunity, referee Robert Sithole had no choice but to show Nahayo a straight red card.

Yet despite going a man down, Chiefs broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute. A slip from Fabian McCarthy in the penalty area allowed Jimmy Tau to square a pass for Lebese; Onyango denied the winger from close range but the ball fell kindly for Tau, who stroked it home to make it 1-0.

The Amakhosi’s lead was almost very short lived – just three minutes after Tau’s goal, Maleka was handed a one-on-one scoring chance but Khune made a brave block at the attacker’s feet to keep his team’s advantage intact.

After Lebese had almost doubled Chiefs’ advantage – hitting the post after brilliantly rounding Onyango – it was Musona who made sure of the win for the Soweto giants in the second minute of injury time, using his skill and speed to skin Warren Bishop before beating Onyango with an angled shot.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:43 am
we are back. We will beat ajax and sunlops. Then we clinch the league
posted: 07:04 am
chiefs are bossing other psl teams,they booted aces out of the psl,removed pirates from the second spot,planning to snatch the psl title from ajax.
Anonymou s
posted: 07:20 am
Thanks boys, well played.

Enhle-Becca, K4L
posted: 08:18 am
when Pierats needs 3 points 2day,Owen Da Gama will remind them of ds backstabbin he endured while at Pierats, its payback time nd Owen will make sure of it...Musona nd Chiefs peaks at da rite time...we dnt hold any umbrellas...we cum nd take at da last minutes.
posted: 08:19 am
if wishes were donkies all keizer chimps supporters would ride along wth their vivian ,i mean wat da noise is abwt now

relegating aces or being number 2 (4 few hourz) thre u go...1 just see how pethetic ,avarage,embecile's u are...

Come end of a season il qoute ur words....i mean 3tougth with well organised teams nt da past relagation u were playn ...n u bark like a mugodoyi
Gold & Black
posted: 08:21 am
8.ta to KC we really needed that win and a big up to Nahayo who knows what was going to happen!!!Musona was on fire wish he can keeping improoving for the remaing GAMES as are going to be the keys if we can manage to win which is not impossible...Let me be honest with my self:GOOD LUCK TO PLATINUM STARS TODAY.
posted: 08:24 am
I am a Bhakabhaka 4 life but truth be said, Musona boy is just brilliant. Yes he went through some rough patch not getting goals - but anyone who understands the game would tell u that his perfomance has always been above average. he shows that hunger, committment and the will to die for the team. It is a pity that when some1 doesnt get the goals pple r quick to critisize! Musona, u r great boy - keep t up. i know ur good perfomances together with the unsung generals Nengomashe, Letsolonyane, Dladla, Tau, Sweswe etc may result in my Bhakabhaka losing the title - but truth is u guys r good! The race is on and and hope my Bhakajuju wins...........
posted: 08:31 am
That's how championship title chasers performs. Superb performance by Chiefs and spot on tactics by VV.
VV was the one who made the difference in Chiefs victory yesterday night especially, after Nahayo's sending off.
Now i start to believe that, Chiefs are also title contenders, as thing are, Chiefs are 2nd on the PSL log standings.
Otherwise let's wait and see...
posted: 08:36 am
to allthe KC haters, i am sowi to let you know (although you ve already noticed) this it seems like KNOWLDGE "NOLEGS or watever u col him" MUSONA's confidens is bek
posted: 08:39 am
Again thank u Khosi. Sorry Nahayo for sacrifising by getting a Red card. Amakhosi 4 life.
posted: 08:43 am
thnx guys 4 a gud game and a win 4 dat matter,bt Musona is selfish and wants personal glory i mean we cud hv won by a big margin had he shared responsibilities,who knws we might need dat goal difference in the end? Nw my wish is fo us 2 win all our remaining game and the other contenders loose theirs coz if dat daznt happen then we cnt win da league,we depending on them
posted: 08:47 am
and that red card is gonna come back 2 haunt us at some stage,i wish Morgan Gould was in our stable...gudluck makhosi a mahle
posted: 09:48 am
Welldone khosi 4lyf dis were young kids
posted: 10:11 am
As de manager of CNA, we wud like to thank soccer officials and supporters of the 1st four ABSA premiership teams for their support. Our scientific and financial calculators have gone up by 50%. People have been calculating, adding, subtracting, in order who'll win the league. Thanks once more for your support. May de best team win.
posted: 10:14 am
I don't knw abt other's bt our win ysterday put sum other teams in an orquad position en nw pressure is da name of da game en I wish all de other team da best en gud luck 2 da mighty amakhosi
posted: 10:19 am
Its gud that Chimps have won,it can only put pressure to motivate our boys,life is just unbelievable at the top!ao mabhakaniya lo setlhoho jang madoda!tasting Ajax & Chimps the number 1 & 2 spot for less than 48 hours is just cruel.ah we will smash Platinum Stars today & break Chimps hearts!
I anticipate a 5 nil catastrophe against stars.
posted: 10:19 am
Wel done Chiefs! Ben , durban
posted: 10:22 am
am happy by da way vv introduce our young lebese atleast hs confidence wil be high in our next game. Dat boy is got a talent, groom him vv. He is our future star
Thab\'s wa Lekhosi
posted: 11:15 am
well done Makhosi,lets keep on winning n hope sam from Orlando_Mamelodi drop points
posted: 11:32 am
u must b stupids if u thnk da ada teams will seat bak n give away pointers...

Chimps farmers are in 4 a huge blow n gutter
mark mywords n dat it is a fact!!!
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