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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: 10:31 am
@zero hoobos hero, u dn't need a futbal brain 2 c dat lig is out of reach 4 d "game in hand fc" nd the sooner u notice dat this is a ghost era the lower the chances of suffering 4rm heart attack, bucs rule now nd 4ever
posted: 10:36 am
@ Zero my Hero
De sooner u accept dt de btr my man... u cnt compare our lig wth dos of spanish, english n germans buudas.. our lig is mch challenging xpeclly in de socond round.. Dts why u found aba Black leopards14 de, beshaya o kaizer chiefs3 den... N abo santos15 beshaya oopirates pstn 2... Cosmos16 bedlala ngokulinga no Downs1.. Sumthng u hardly happening 2 dos lig.. Evn u'll nvr no wt wll happen btwn cosmos vs pirates, pirates vs ajax, pirates vs arrows.... Derz only 1 team in de psl angeyo yoyo yamathimu amancane, instead of luz it plys draw n dt team is..............................? So sir its up 2u 2 judge whch team izowina uligi... If u luk @ Downs games ezisele, yi chiefs yodwa esisokolisayo n ungangitjeli ukuthi i Downs iyodlala ama draws angu 5 beseka iyabethwa yi chiefs sir...

posted: 10:51 am
Siyabonga umuthi uzewasebenza, my question is do Cosmos capable of stoping Pirates from taking their rightful place in log 2morrow.
posted: 10:53 am
Chiefs technical team lack football brains honestly how can u Release such players frm ur development structures, Msomi pstars,Nyiko Tshabangu Wits,Xulu sundowns,Jayiya Wits,Mathebula Swallows en up buying average players such as Ncanana,Mateba,Sibeko,Masango,Lebese,Ngcobo,Parker.Doctor en co they knw the truth as to what happened to these boys en as 4 VV That guy doesnt have a plan he used useless sub we did Nengomasha in that game, we shud have made a sub of Baloyi for JD so the other hai no atleast its ur last spell here
posted: 11:19 am
It's nice to hear that Chiefs won,congratulations,unfortunately it was being televised when Barcelona was playing as well. Who, in the right frame of mind would watch the Chiefs and Platinum Stars game ahead of Barcelona?Anyway tomorrow we will be occupying our rightful place kuyoze kuvalwa. Buccaneer till I die.
posted: 11:49 am
Jomo will be thinking......if Santos can thrash Piekuku 3-0 why can't I ?. Shapaaaaa Mjomana shapaaaaaa..
posted: 02:21 pm
Majoro is now putting on Musona's boots
DJ Mole
posted: 08:30 am
our coach is crazy how could he substituted Nale instead of Cow Parker
posted: 09:53 am
Fact: Chiefs will not win the league. They will probably finish 3rd or 4th.
Fact: VV will be fired at the end of the season.

The writing is on the wall, many don't see it because they choose not to see it.
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