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Nkosinathi Nhleko gets away from Kampamba Chintu to score.

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First win for Chiefs

Posted: 30 August 2009 Time: 17:23

Kaizer Chiefs got their first win of the PSL season by beating their hosts Amazulu 3-2 at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday.

Chiefs, who found themselves at the foot of the table going into this fixture, struck with two goals in the space of three minutes in the first half, from striker Nkosinathi Nhleko and midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala.

These were followed up with a decisive third from David Mathebula, 11 minutes after the interval.

In the 26th minute Nhleko was brought down in the Amazulu goal area by home side’s central defender, Pere Ariweryai, and Tshabalala sent Kalililo Kakonje the wrong way from the resulting spot kick. Three minutes later, Tshabalala’s defence splitting pass set up Nhleko for a one-on-one with Kalililo, and the striker finished with aplomb.

AmaZulu looked the livelier of the two teams in the first 25 minutes and kept the visitors pinned in their own half for long spells. The home side hit back in the 31st minute when Kampamba Chintu rose to head home Dlamini’s set piece.

A quickly-taken corner kick from Tshabalala in the 56th minute allowed Mathebula to restore Chiefs two-goal cushion with a stinging drive from a tight angle.

Shortly afterwards AmaZulu coach Neil Tovey rung the changes in an effort to give his team fresh impetus, bringing on two strikers in Ayanda Dlamini and Bradley Ritson, plus attack-minded midfielder, Litha Ngxabi.

And it was Ngxabi’s lay-off to Dlamini in the 71st minute that resulted in a second for AmaZulu, and set up an anxious closing quarter for the visitors. But Chiefs weathered the onslaught to land the maximum points.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:47 pm
At least God gave you favour Khosi. Thanks God coz Chiefs supporters were going to destroy all our play Grounds.
posted: 08:17 pm
An objective USuthu supporter would not be painful and worried about the outcome of the game at Chatsworth stadium. There was a lot of pannic and uncertainty within the AMAZULU FC camp as this is witnessed by the fact that the Coach did not even see the third goal. He is doing everything by himself even there are assisstants around him.When he lifted his head I saw him opening his arms asking what had happened and it wasalready a goal. If he does not trust me as a person who was in the crowd I wood request him to check the video.I was looking at this amateurish administration at the bench that was taking place.My question is who is responsible for substitution when the coach has realised and identified the person to be replaced. Allocation of duties must be the norm.
posted: 08:28 pm
Great display by Chiefs although the defender need a lot 2 be desired
posted: 08:31 pm
Great display by Chiefs although the defender need a lot 2 be desired
posted: 08:34 pm
I am not impressed with Chiefs'perfomance,even the score says it all that there is a problem in the club.I urge the management to look into the crisis and have it sorted out before it's too late.
posted: 08:18 am
Amazulu azokaka .shayaphefeni shaya
posted: 09:02 am
Congrats Boys experience won it for us yesterday. Chippa had a sterling game B4 he limped off.It beats me as to why Neil benched both Dlamini and Ngxabi those boys are a marvel to watch coaches and their technical reading of games will suprised u at times.Again good win for my team now lets take them as they come gradualy we'll reach the Tip.Smax
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