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Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits drew 1-1 in a League clash at Soccer City on Saturday

Posted: 2 March 2013 Time: 19:57

First half goals by Ryan Chapman and Siphiwe Tshabalala meant Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits shared the spoils 1-1 in a pulsating end-to-end Premiership clash at Soccer City.

It was the second time the teams had met in the past week, with Chiefs having sent Wits packing in the Nedbank Cup (winning 3-0).

Clive Barker’s men were a much improved outfit this time around though, showing no respect to Amakhosi.

Proof of this was their early goal. In the tenth minute Ryan Chapman nodded in a Matty Pattison corner unmarked at the near post. Chiefs’ Erick Mathoho had given away a cheap corner and Amakhosi’s marking was non-existent at the set piece.

Chiefs clawed their way back into the affair almost immediately and went close to a goal when Tshabalala powered in a shot from distance, but Jackson Mabokgwane made a strong save.

In the 28th minute Chiefs did find the net when Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s through ball got to Tshabalala and he took full advantage of a mix up between Ebrahim Seedat and Jackson Mabokgwane.

Late in the opening half both teams came close to scoring again. First, Kingston Nkhatha volleyed into the side-netting before Sibusiso Vilakazi’s powerful shot was well saved by Itumeleng Khune, who also kept out Matty Pattison’s curler moments later.

Eight minutes into the second half, Parker should have done better when he created space for himself inside the area but his shot from close range lacked power.

As the second half wore on it became evident that Bidvest Wits would pack the midfield and do their best to frustrate Chiefs and break the rhythm of the game.

The lively Bernard Parker came close again in the 79th minute when his shot was tipped out for a corner by Mabokgwane, who had grown in confidence as the match wore on.

Then the home side had the ball in the net with eight minutes remaining, but the effort was correctly ruled out. Tefu Mashamaite illegally climbed all over Chapman to head the ball in so no goal allowed.

A minute later Mandla Masango missed the target from an excellent position after clever work by Parker and Tshabalala.

The final ten minutes were full of action as both teams came close to a winning goal.

Previous comments on this story...

Nrb Baloyi
posted: 08:08 pm
A nice draw.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 08:09 pm
Its a marathon people, its a marathon
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 08:09 pm
Champ of allposted: 08:03 pm  |  Report
Good result? A draw at home? Lol.......if it was Pirates we were going to be on roger's case.

Ja as u did with:

Pierats 0-0 Amazulu
Pierats 0-3 Swallows
Pierats 0-3 SSU ( mtn 8)
Swallows 3-2 Pierats

K4L : let's hear
posted: 08:10 pm
A draw is not the worst result. A point xtra makes us 3 points clear. We had some great moments, but i think we were a bit flat 2day. Keep up the fighting boys, it's what CHAMPIONS are made of. Khosi my beginning Khosi my ending!
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:10 pm
Daniel Bennett is a very corrupt ref. I suspect that he received a brown envelope to rob us of a well deserved win. But it is fine we will prevail I'm the end.
posted: 08:10 pm
i jst lik it 4 da Pirates.
El Kampion
posted: 08:11 pm
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategistposted: 08:06 pm  |  Report
5 points clear my black sorry ass
They meant in their rugby team league champ
Champ of all
posted: 08:11 pm
eeemzaa-walikhosiposted: 08:04 pm  |  Report
Champ of allposted: 08:01 pm  |  Report
Lol....CV chef yams loss draws......the league was never won with draw


But its won by 3-2 humilation to swallows

K4L : let's hear

No team ever won the league by winnning all the games with no loss at all. Fact is, we lost more than kaizer chimps but we are second with just 3 points & one game in hand
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:12 pm
A draw for chiefs is always like a loss. I don't give a damn about a so-called a draw at home because every chiefs game is a home game.
posted: 08:12 pm
Not all is lost, keep fucus and we are marching on! Our next two games are a real f pointer,We are still in it! K4L! Lets hear it Masuzela!
Sekitla R4
posted: 08:14 pm
I really enjoy what Pirates is doing to Naturena staff, keeping them on their toes for what they won't taste at the end
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 08:14 pm
The way I see it Platinum stars will be the only team that Chiefs will fail to collect a minimum of 4 points from them this season... Meaning Amakhosi will accumulate a minimum of 60pts this season to win this league.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:15 pm
I have realized that since the beginning of the season chiefs have never drawn 2 games in succession and if we draw a match we win at least our two next game. So this men's we shall win our game against chippa and Chibuku FC.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:15 pm
I'm still waiting for Sbu Vilakazi to explode.... mara he showed Yeye flames vanaand.......

On another note... I'm concerned about about the physical conditioning of PSL players... also this thing of collecting deliberate yellow cards rating the value of different matches.... Chiefs will regret allowing Parker to receive a booking...
Click! Clique Bang!!!
posted: 08:15 pm
There is no crisis at pirates
Khosi Intellectual
posted: 08:17 pm
Pierats fans r too worried how chiefs is playing. Anyway they think they hv already won the game against Celtic.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:18 pm
Does our draw mean the hammering that Chibuku FC received from Maluti FET is deleted from the record books ? Why are these dogs celebrating ?
The President
posted: 08:19 pm
Champ of all
If the Cv cooker knows his game then why draw at home? Lol.......akunabantu la!!!!
Definition of knowing your game is not playing a draw at home, come on bro. Ten games to go, we wont win all those game so as other teams including your team.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:19 pm
Hehehehehehehehe....... At least Chibuku FC fans have learned some lesson. I see no one is talking about a game in hand.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:20 pm
The two consecutive wins in a short space of time theory I spoke of earlier in the week still stands....
In the last 2 games Chiefs will be tussling with Plat' for second spot only to lose out & finish 3rd...
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