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Posted: 7 May 2011 Time: 16:56

Kaizer Chiefs have produced one of the finest performances of this PSL season to destroy Absa Premiership leaders Ajax Cape Town 4-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win keeps Chiefs slender hopes of the title alive as they now need to win their final game of the campaign against AmaZulu on May 21, and hope Ajax lose to Maritzburg United at the same time.

The Chiefs goals were scored by Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Knowledge Musona and Siphiwe Tshabalala (two) in a marvellous display of attacking football.

Chiefs had a big shout for a penalty inside the first two minutes as Ajax goalkeeper Hans Vonk brought down Mandla Masango. The keeper got none of the ball and Ajax could count their lucky stars that the referee failed to point to the spot.

But the home side were ahead on 21 minutes with a well-worked goal. The Ajax defence gave Chiefs all the time and space in the world and Letsholonyane had the time and space to side-foot home from the edge of the area.

After Vonk had saved well from Masango, Chiefs got there second as Tshabalala went on a mazy run before crossing brilliantly with the outside of his boot for Musona to head home. The third goal duly arrived on 42 minutes and this time Tshabalala was the scorer. Masango freed Josta Dladla on the right and he crossed for Tshabalala to side-foot home.

There was more bad news for Chiefs before the break as Terror Fanteni received a needless yellow card for playing on after the whistle had blown and that booking means he sits out the championship decider against Maritzburg United on May 21.

And soon afterwards they had a goal disallowed in controversial fashion as Derek Decamps was adjudged to have fouled Khune at the corner, but replays showed the keeper simply missed the ball in a melee of bodies.

Ajax were better after the break, seeing more of the ball and creating a few half-chances.

But Musona should have made the scoreline 4-0 when he had time and space with not a defender in sight, but hit his volley against the upright.

The Chiefs fans did not have to wait long for the fourth goal though as it duly arrived on 68 minutes. Masango once again found acres of space on the right and he unselfishly crossed for Tshabalala to convert the easiest of tap-ins.

Nhlanhla Vilakazi had an excellent chance to reduce the deficit for Ajax when he found himself one-on-one with Itumeleng Khune, but the shot was too close to the keeper.

Previous comments on this story...

Nipsy
posted: 08:02 pm
Nice to read comments on KICKOFF from all the fools. We wanted to it for our father so since they failed we might as well do it for ourselves. Hw can a son be bigger than a father? Rats were lucky to get that late goal and if you notice that is how they win their matches(the ball hit a man and go to the net and that's a goal) they are allergic to kicking the ball into the net. This is how they won de MTN8 and this is wht makes them no: 2 as we speak. The less said about tuckshop the better. Maritzberg shud carry on where they left when play AJAX, don't worry about the scorpion, the tale does no longer has a poison. It will be a disgust if a de scorpion wins de league, bcos if u take their videos and show dem 2 foreigner they will believe tht our standard of football is very low if a team that scores such goals end up winning de league.
Nipsy
posted: 08:25 pm
Tzozo : 2011-05-07 18:06

Don't my man, Scorpion is not gonna win de league I was just afraid of tuckshop so since dey are out don't expect miracles from scorpions if you are not sure watch all their videos this season with all de games dey won.
Anonymous
posted: 09:02 am
They can call him nyawana but the reality his our best player in South Africa viva Shaba viva Khosi!
Anonymous
posted: 09:27 am

all i know is that AmaZulu cannot afford to be in a play-off zone neither can Mnqithi afford to lose his job.

Chiefs can celebrate Ajax win, but as for the league, it will never happen.

Pirates still stand a chance and we have another chance of lifting the Nedbank. What a season this was.
Nipsy
posted: 11:39 am
KING: 2011-05-08 09:27

Go and kill yourself no one will symphasize with you, stop showing your depression here and think we will sympasize with you. The scorpion is dead, how can you score goals with an a$$ and expect to be the best?
Anonymous
posted: 03:13 pm
Thank u Glamour Boys
Anonymous
posted: 08:45 am
I notion of saying Chiefs has done a favour to Pirates is absolutely here nor there.If that is a case then why don't you say thanks to Marisburg United for beating Sundowns now?Star with thanking Maritzburg United then I will acept that.If not then I will not also.Chiefs are so stupit.You where doing for yoursel not us Period.
Anonymou s
posted: 09:23 am
@King- please tell me how in heaven's name do you see Amazulu in the playoffs? They have a GD of zero, Vasco has a GD of -15. Even IF KC beats Amazulu 3-0, Vasco would have to win by a 13 goal margin to push Amazulu to playoffs, and that's not gonna happen. So stop worrying your pretty head about Amazulu and Manqoba's job.

Congratulations to Amakhosi but it's too little too late. The points we dropped unnecessarily against Vasco, FS Stars, Pirates and Wits have come back to haunt us. Pirates might still win this and it will be because of those single points they steal right at the end of matches- against us, against Santos on the weekend.

It's been an interesting season though and of the three teams in contention, KC is the least deserving for me (my opinion)

Enhle-Becca,
Became Khosi by Birth
Remain Khosi by SMART CHOICE
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