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Kaizer Chiefs come from behind to beat Free State Stars

Posted: 17 December 2011 Time: 22:17

A horrible goalkeeping error from Free State Stars' Kennedy Mweene allowed Lincoln Zvasiya to score Kaizer Chiefs winning goal in the Amakhosi's 2-1 victory over the Ea Lla Koto in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Edward Manqele scored for Stars while Sthembiso Ngcobo and Lincoln Zvasiya scored for Chiefs.

An injury to Dominic Isaacs during the warm-up and the suspension of Jimmy Tau saw the Amakhosi start with an inexperienced back four which included Willard Katsande (right-back) and Lincoln Zvasiya, both only making their second appearance in the league.

Still, despite a nervy looking Chiefs defence which was constantly breached in the first-half, they only conceded a single goal and were not completely out of the match going into the half time break.

That goal came in the 15th minute after a superb through ball saw Edward Manqele break behind the Chiefs defence and with only the keeper to beat the striker made no mistake.

Manqele drove into the box and unleashed a thunderbolt from 16-yards out that found the top left-hand corner of the net, scoring his fifth goal of the league season and handing his side the lead, 1-0.

Thereafter, Stars continued to breach the back four of Chiefs in the first half, but some poor finishing let them down. One instance in particular was in the 26th minute when Katlego Mashego missed open goals from ten-yards out as he completely missed the ball with a swing of his leg.

Nonetheless, take nothing away from the Ea Lla Koto who produced an entertaining 45 minutes and who would have been a little upset to only go into half time a goal up.

Stars would also have felt a little aggrieved when Arthur Bartman was not sent from the field in the 31st minute after blatantly handling the ball outside the box.

Again Manqele broke the off-side trap, but Bartman was quickly off his goal line and out of his box to stop the danger, illegally. The referee, though, took a lenient view and only showed him a yellow card.

The second half saw a change of fortunes as Chiefs were clearly the better side and somehow found their attacking form. Hence, they were able to create a couple chances on goal.

The Amakhosi were definitely more threatening in the final third of the field and skimmed the top side of the crossbar on two occasions.

All the drama, however, was reserved for the three minutes between the 77th – 80th minute.

Initially, the former Free State Stars man and second half substitute, Sthembiso Ngcobo, drew Chiefs level when he latched onto a right wing cross from Masango with a powerful ten-yard header that found the right corner of the goal, 1-1.

Three minutes later and a mistake from the normally reliable Mweene allowed the Amakhosi to take the lead.

Zvasiya tried his luck from 40-yards out and saw his effort bounce just in front of the Stars' keeper, who showed poor technique by not getting behind the ball, allowing it to bounce over him and into the left-side of the net, 2-1.

It was an error that saw Chiefs walk away victorious and now only one point behind the league leaders.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:14 am
Shapa khosi shapaa to Big V hope u enjoyed watching the match with the Chairman good luck guys
posted: 12:14 am
He reminds me of the young OLD-JOHN MABIZELA,MOHAMMED AUSEB,thats the boy who scored the winning goal,he must be encouraged to make those runs going forward,the boy is the next big thing ,,,watch out for this name ,LINCOLN
posted: 12:14 am
....so the other 15 psl teams are competing for everything that is in our cabinet.This league is not called Pirates Soccer League for nothing.
posted: 12:28 am
posted: 12:35 am
@Leonie-What do you want to see Boby doing so that you can understaod?You make a lot of noise to a team you are not welcomed at?Realy when are you going to understnd?Dont force the Motaung family to sell this team toMalabela in Limpopo.
posted: 12:44 am
katsande did a gr8 job evn if iz nt a natural right back
posted: 12:54 am
zim chipmunks''chief'' won
posted: 01:03 am
Don't give an F...who says what...We got 3 points..the rest must just the F...up..
posted: 01:17 am
Thanks to the soccer gods for making sure that Isaacs could not play.I hope he does not recover this season.

This leaque is there for the taking,the only thing that can cost us is VV.We've taken three points from three of the other four contenders,that is leaque-winning form.
posted: 05:33 am
Sibonga kakhulu Makhosi amahle ngale win
posted: 05:49 am
Hola Makhosi hola.
I see that our win has as usual caused a lot of pain 2 the Bukzins, the Mighty Rats.

hahahahahaha.......the idiots claim to have a cabinet full od trophies forgeting that we still count their all the trophies they won in their 75 yrs of existence using ur fingers.

On the ada hand u nid a firm of chartered accountants to count the number of trophies @ Naturena.
posted: 06:26 am
let them talk,and chiefs will win the title
posted: 06:55 am
This was a most important win...whatever the rats are saying.
posted: 07:19 am
nirobhile zinja but u wont catch us sadawana 4 life
posted: 07:37 am
the rats r behaving like school kids, so jealous meanwhile dy wining cups bt stil complain if chiefs get 3 points. I surely miss da days wen we only had to deal wil flops' loud mouths bt nowadays th rats tlk as if theyv been winnin cups all along bt it is smthn new to them. Haha y r the rats askn wat r dy plyn for...if dat applied dan chiefs would hv stopd competing long ago cz dyv won evrythng available more dan any ada team except da league lol stupid rats
posted: 07:46 am
the Rats came out of their Holes last night 2 watch the biggest team in Africa play. After the game they went back 2 their Holes. Later 2day they will come out again 2 c Rats walloped by Celtic,then go back 2 their holes n cry the whole night.
posted: 07:48 am
This was a game of 2 halfs stars cudve wrapd up da game easily bt wer waistful upfront. MARA
PSL awards a joke
posted: 07:48 am
Yes the referee made a bad call by not giving Batman a str8 red, but saying he got the brown envelope is just low considering that there a lot of bad decision made by referees this year alone. Chiefs won because dey scored more dan their opponents so deal with it suckers
posted: 07:53 am
Rise khosi Rise
posted: 08:11 am
Shapa Khosi Shapaaaa.....Shaya Siwelele Shaya!
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