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Kaizer Chiefs beat Platinum Stars in a League clash

Posted: 7 April 2012 Time: 22:11

Kaizer Chiefs ended Platinum Stars' six-match unbeaten run in the League with a 2-1 victory at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday night.

The victory, secured by first-half goals from Lehlohonolo Majoro and Abia Nale, sees the Amakhosi move up to fourth place in the table and keep their title hopes alive. Dikwena, who got their consolation goal via Patrick Malokase, drop one place to 11th.

Chiefs got off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in just the third minute. Siphiwe Tshabalala picked up a loose ball from Vuyo Mere and motored down the left flank before providing a perfect cross for the unmarked Lehlohonolo Majoro to head home from the middle.

Stars created some decent opportunities to get back on level terms, but on 25 minutes they found themselves 2-0 down: Abia Nale found space on the left of the penalty area and smashed home a left-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane at his near post.

Three minutes later Stars threatened to pull one back when Sipho Nkosi got onto the end of a free kick by Robert Ng'ambi and powered a header on target, but veteran goalkeeper Arthur Bartman pushed the ball around the post for a corner kick.

The half time score saw Chiefs 2-0 ahead, but their lead should have been halved 13 minutes into the second stanza: Sibusiso Msomi provided a great cross from the right flank to find Ng'ambi in the middle, but the attacking midfielder was unable to direct an effort on target from close range.

Finally, in the 77th minute, Stars got themselves back in the game. Substitute Patrick Malokase got his third goal in as many games, capitalising on some poor Chiefs defending to control a Vuyo Mere cross in the penalty area before firing a low shot into the back of the net.

Having dominated the second half, the hosts would have felt that a second goal to bring them on level terms was more than deserved, but they were unable to make good on the late chances they created, the best of which saw Lindokuhle Mbatha volley over the crossbar in the last minute of regulation time.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:37 pm
Chibuku fans bayaminya maan yeer they were praying that PS equalise even da ref extended the time but god is not a fool cz he saw that we deserve the 3 points we got 2night nizonya magundwane khosi 4 lewe
posted: 10:39 pm
wen we lost to Leopards there was 50 posts from PieRats fans within 10 mins now they are nowhere to be found. Shapaaaaaa Khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted: 10:41 pm
Yah. Sho! Makhosi have won and are hot.......but what's with the excessive use of herbs these days manje?
That Motaung dark guy with a Chiefs attire hiding under a cap is a disgrace to diski and fair play in general, funny enough Chiefs players seem to be friends with him and sharing muti in the field as if it's bubblegum or candy. LOL.
posted: 10:43 pm
@sweyts what muti are u talking abt huh??
TMG 2009
posted: 10:45 pm
I mean every normal coach good or bad is looking for a winnig combination, but VV hasn't found one after 23 games we are still trying to find a winning team at CHIEFS Begging of season DLADLA & MAJORO show signs of good combination and the guy when on to break it...teams are playing to win honors but us we are still. Yielding with so called young players in MASANGO & LEBESE at 22 years!!! Fok man any coach could do much better than this thing man....even ACE KHUZE can do wonders by himself!!!
posted: 10:46 pm
Gucciman as much as lyk u bt u always sound lyk a rodent ryt nw. We all knnw dt ths team aint the best bt pls stop rubbin it in. How r we gon diss other mofos if u keep on handin em ammunition. Cum storm or fire rain we hav 2 murk these lames here on ths forum bt nw u dude u becoming lyk the real Gucci Mane wit no substance or sh!t. Play yo part...regardless. Being a realist is toxic 4 u
posted: 10:50 pm
Chiefs fans should be celebrating their win and stop taking about Pirates we were not playing tonight rona re tsena kae morons
posted: 10:50 pm
I never thought that one I will gather enough strength to say these, let me clear my throat first,KC is useless and will never win anything this season Phew!! I feel better now after talking reality
posted: 10:53 pm
Maybe we shud have just won 2-0 cos the 2-1 score must be very painful for the Rats. I'm very sure dat wen PS scored in the 75th dey were very sure dat PS will equalise or even win de match now it's just stress for them. Sorry Rats we won and PS didn,t equalise as u were hoping.
posted: 10:57 pm
@ Bullshit gal

Lona le kena ka gore we know u r angry and fraz dat PS failed 2 equalize in the last minutes or injury tym.
posted: 10:57 pm
@Swetys. Get a smoothie and a rockin chair next to a lava lake cos really downs are like Bobby Lashley. Big bodied bt no fight. They struggle against oldies JBL(bucs) and abo Funaki(Arrows) nabo Dudley Bros(Wits).# 7points clear Force FC#
posted: 11:10 pm
Indeed these bastards are quet now, bcos Chiefs won this game.
If we lost,you would have seen how many comments would have been sent by now by these craps.
Vv must lift his game up, we can't sit and watch this nonsense he is doing in our team. Till now this coach is testing and learning the actual startng line up.He is always choping and changing players.If he needs learn he must join Pierats where everbody learns how to coach. Sometimes they even take a garden boy to try his like lucky there at kuMakakaniya.
posted: 11:11 pm
No doubt that some ppl wanted Chiefs 2 lose or draw so dat dey can say Chiefs r out of de lig race.now dat it didn,t happen i'm sure lot of ppl r bored by this result.
posted: 11:13 pm
Overall good Match... But stars could have made it even better. They have only themselves to blame for the lose. *Poho e Mahlabe*
posted: 11:16 pm
surely @Bucs camp we dnt care if zebra win or wat, they useless and cnt win a league so none of our concern. Celebrate as if u won against CHAMPZ but we done with you.
posted: 11:34 pm
No offence pals and gals I happened to watch the game to it's entirety, ya'll could'nt wait for the final whistle ne......phela you must have seen it, even in LD feelo mfethu!

Marawa even asked Doctor 16 "litre" if he thinks it did play a part tonight, I'm for real it's no joke.

About Downs......ah, thina we need luck nje for now, not impepho! Lol.
posted: 11:52 pm
Dankie khosi for getting maximum points and 40 point + 1 game in hand means we still got a huge chance to catch 1 number in the league
posted: 11:59 pm
Majoro n Nale thanx for giving us happy faces again and saving vv job for a while bcose he know now that one mistakes is going to cost him to lose the job at Naturena palace
posted: 12:04 am
I agree with those who say Chibuku fans wd feel betta if Chiefs won 2-0 or evn 3-0. when PS scord a goal their hopes were raised n wud hv loved 2 c an injury tym equalizer. It didn't happn n dey went 2 bed with broken harts. Shame
posted: 12:05 am
Majoro+Tshabalala+Parker=a goal.watchout!!!
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