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22/12/2010 19:30

Musona's brilliant double downs Aces

Posted: 22 December 2010 Time: 21:48

Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona scored a magnificent brace as Amakhosi cruised to a 2-0 victory over Mpumalanga Black Aces in Witbank on Wednesday.

The Zimbabwean netted an over-head kick and then added a fantastic second to bring Amakhosi to within four points of league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

It took just 55 seconds for Chiefs to find themselves ahead and the opening goal of the game was a piece of pure brilliance on the part of Musona. Thomas Sweswe turned in the perfect ball from the right wing and Musona met the ball with a perfectly executed over-head kick to fire it past Onyango to hand the visitors the lead.

Aces were by no means bystanders in the game and came close to levelling the scores in the 13th minute. Thokozane Khanyile rolled the ball to Walter Ramulondi who went for goal from distance and sent the ball rocketing past Bartman. To the reprieve of the Chiefs keeper the ball hit his right hand upright.

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In first half stoppage time Onyango intercepted a pass from Motaung as he tried to find Musona in the six yard box, Chiefs went into the break a goal ahead.

The writing was on the wall for Aces as they would be going down to their fifth successive defeat when Musona turned home a pass from close range after he had been put on goal by Jimmy Tau in the 53rd minute, 2-0.

Even when Aces did manage to get sight of goal they were frustrated by firm goalkeeping as was the case in the 60th minute. Marwaan Bantam’s corner from the left was flicked to the far post by Sibusiso Dabi and Bafo Biyela hit it goalwards only for Bartman to push the ball up and over his post to safety.

With a quarter of an hour to go Masondo sent a header agonisingly close to goal, Aces frustrations were summed up when Bienvenue Tipa miss hit the ball from close range in the 90th minute and the ball went straight to Bartman.

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