Knowledge Musona's goal downs Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 18 September 2010 Time: 19:57
Knowledge Musona scored the only goal of the game as Kaizer Chiefs beat Bloemfontein Celtic at Rand Stadium on Saturday evening.
Amakhosi were certainly the better team on the night and deservedly picked up the three points.
As early as the fourth minute Jimmy Tau forced Patrick Tignyemb into a save with a driven shot from 20 yards, and five minutes later Musona just failed to connect with Mthokozi Yende’s cross.
Chiefs dominated the first half and were asking questions of the Celtic defence throughout. Reneilwe Letsholonyane went for goal with a powerful long-range shot and it took another fine stop from Tignyemb to turn the ball around for a corner.
Two minutes later Chiefs were on the attack again; this time Siphiwe Tshabalala managed to send in a telling ball over the Celtic defends towards Musona, who headed from close range.
Ten minutes later Punch Masenamela pushed up the left wing and played the ball to Tshabalala, who in turn found Nkosinathi Nhleko in the area. His blocked shot fell to Musona who, with his back to goal, spun round and fired off a shot, but it could only find the side-netting.
Celtic’s best chance of the half was a tame header from Nathan Paulse which hardly troubled Itumeleng Khune.
Early in the second half Chiefs had the ball in the back of the net, but Yende was adjudged offside when he picked up a pass from Tshabalala.
Celtic looked far more purposeful when on the offensive in the second half and threatened Khune’s goal on a number of occasions. In the 59th minute Olomu flicked Prince Hlela’s corner from the left towards goal, but the Bafana number one parried for a corner.
Chiefs then went in search of an insurance goal, and on 64 minutes Masenamela’s initial shot was blocked by Tignyemb. The loose ball fell to Musona, who tried side-footing past the stranded keeper, but Thabo Nthethe blocked the ball, which then fell to Tshabalala who drove it wide high and wide.
Late on Khune made an important save, stopping Hlompo Kekana’s piledriver from 20 yards out, while in injury time both Tshabalala and Musona spurned good chances, but by then Chiefs had done enough for the three points.