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Henrico Botes celebrates scoring.

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Platinum Stars beat Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 24 November 2012 Time: 17:26

Platinum Stars showed their early season form is no flash in the pan as they ran out 2-0 winners over previously unbeaten Kaizer Chiefs in an exciting Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

The result takes the team from the North West up to third spot above Maritzburg United for the time being and leaves them five points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

There were early half chances for both sides as Mogakolodi Ngele shot straight at Itumeleng Khune, with Lehlohonolo Majoro doing likewise at the other end for the visitors.

But overall it was a determined Dikwena who were the stronger side during the opening half and they took a deserved lead after 15 minutes when Henrico Botes slotted the ball past Khune for a composed low finish into the bottom corner after being put in on goal by Thuso Phala.

Within 10 minutes and Chiefs were to fall a further goal behind when Botes floated a brilliant ball across field for Edward Tshabalala, who squared the ball to the edge of the area for Ngele to fire home via a deflection.

Amakhosi would have felt hard done by not to have had the chance to pull a goal back a minute before the break when a goal-bound Majoro was booked for protesting after being flagged off side, although he seemed to be on-side.

It could have got worse for Chiefs though in added time when Botes’ overhead kicked rocked the woodwork.

The second half failed to deliver the quality and goalmouth action of the first-half as Stars were relatively happy to sit back and soak up any pressure that came their way.

This resulted in disjointed and scrappy football as neither team were able to find penetration in and around the opposition box.

On 65 minutes though Innocent Mkhabela had a good chance to make it three for Stars as he broke through on goal before losing his marker, but he shot straight at Khune.

Botes then also missed another chance to extend the lead when he miscued after a great team move by Stars.

Chiefs upped the ante as the match approached the 75 minute mark, but their efforts, through Siphiwe Tshabalala and Nkhatha, were either off target or from too far away to trouble the Dikwena goalkeeper.

Willard Katsande had two shots from distance in the dying minutes, while Nkhatha fluffed a decent chance in the box, but it was not to be Chiefs’ day as Stuart Baxter’s side lost for the first time in the League in 12 games.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:36 pm
Akuna Bantu la! Niks!!
posted: 05:37 pm
all i can say is hard luck to the Chimps. The champs will host Wits in 20 minutes, lets do this 2-0 is enough.
posted: 05:37 pm
Hard luck Makhosi, its good that we lost so we can keep fighting and not be too relaxed, there is nothing wrong that we did today, we just lost to a good side that had a good plan for us, don't dispair Makhosi, it had to come at some point, well done Stars
Agent Provocateur
posted: 05:37 pm
Interesting, Nkosi is not a Chiefs material! Since when idiots? When you have signed the cow to join other cows? He was not grazing alone, but with the rest of one legged moos with ankles or knees in steroids. Moo oooooo!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 05:37 pm
Well done to Platinum Stars they deserve to win today........hade makhosi we cannot win all games

love and peace
posted: 05:37 pm
Im very disappointed with Farouk Khan's comments . He sounded like he really wanted to see Chiefs beaten . Is he beater that he is not part of our technical team ? Everytime there was a questionable decision against us ,he would strongly support the ref but everytime the ref denies us a decision that favours us ,he would still justify ref's decision .
posted: 05:38 pm
wow how we missed da Yeye factor in our transition play,1 game at a time boys.RTG.
posted: 05:38 pm
Kwaaa kwaaa kwaaaaa
Stil Standing
posted: 05:38 pm
Glass houses ? ....well, maybe they are meant for the viewing of the trophies we have on display. 6 of em in 2 yrs is quite a haul .
posted: 05:38 pm
I said it b4 and I'm gona say it again: they suffer frm too much 4play and early ejaculation with their dysfunctional penises.
posted: 05:39 pm
I'm very dissapointed @ da loss bt not too dissapointed @ da players they tried their best bt they couldn't score, even though we wer one man down the whole 90min we tried...

We are still marching on Reclaiming the glory on full swing next destination is Soccer City...let's enjoy the marathon
posted: 05:40 pm
The zebras has just started chocking. What a serious beating, no more yadayada. Who can stop the zebras? lol.
posted: 05:40 pm
Aspheli moya sizobuya khosi 4 life. Shapa wits shapa break the BONES
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:40 pm
FACT: Nkosi is an embarrasment of a player

DTC '37
conny k
posted: 05:41 pm
Go tlhoka Makhozikazi. Ha ha ha......Up the Bucks
posted: 05:41 pm
I thought Baxter will replace Shabba instead of Masilela and put Richie upfront on the left and Lebese should not have been replaced as he has been giving the defense a tough time .........if Parker is off form , he needs to be replaced so is Shabba. I just hope this results serves us as a wake up call and kind of take the pressure of being unbeaten away....as for the Ref ,,,,the less I comment the better
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 05:41 pm
I hate to say I told them but I did..! The so-called unbeaten run is now history..!! There is no more noise about unbeaten run..!!
Shapa Dikwena Shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..!!
Roar Dikwena rooaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr..!!
posted: 05:42 pm
Supersport did not even bother playing this match on HD. Catch the Buccaneers live on HD if you are anywhere else but Orlando. People of Orlando please support the Champs and go to the stadium. Hawu!
posted: 05:42 pm
HADE Amakhosi....we lost it in the 1st half....but credit to Stars,they wanted to beat us and deserved it...it's the 1st loss but it seems to other RATS as if Chiefs have been loosing....now we gonna see the GORILLAS playing against their DEVELOPMENT YEBO YES WITS.....of course we know the RATS are gonna win but we are still on TOP,you like it or not........ASIPHELI AMANDLA..
El Kampion
posted: 05:42 pm
Death is not Depth,Chiefs got death...

I said wait until they concede first and see what will happen and I made an example with Wits game

1 man team,there is no team,just a bunch of calves and cows

Orlando is were am at,will be giving you the low down just after 8
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