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06/04/2011 19:30

Wits hold Chiefs to a draw

Posted: 6 April 2011 Time: 21:50

Despite a great second half performance, Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 with Bidvest Wits on Wednesday.

Sifiso Vilakazi opened the scoring for Wits, before Reneilwe Letsholonyane equalised.

The result was Amakhosi’s fifth successive draw and leaves them six points off the pace of log leaders Orlando Pirates, though they do have a game in hand.

While it seemed to be a stroll in the park for Amakhosi in the first 15 minutes, they took their foot of the pedal and allowed Wits to open the scoring.

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Sifiso Vikazi pounced on Itumeleng Khune’s mistake to score Wits’ opening goal in the 20th minute.

A minute later, Khune atoned for his earlier mistake when he did well to parry Sibusiso Vilakazi’s shot out for a corner.

Chiefs could easily have rattled the back of the net three times in the opening 15 minutes, but Sthembiso Ncgobo, and Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s shots flew over the bar, before Darren Keet denied Siphiwe Tshabalala.

Chiefs thought they have found that much needed equaliser when Mandla Masango netted in the 46th minute, but he was ruled offside by the referee Robert Sithole.

And Chiefs could have levelled matters in the 50th minute, but Patrick Phunwayo did well to disturb Masango before he could connect with a Siphiwe Tshabalala’s cross.

Chiefs finally managed to pull one back when Masango's cross found Letsholonyane, who made no mistake in the 57th minute to put Amakhosi on level terms.

After Chiefs’ goal both teams displayed some wizardry on the ball, much to the delight of the fans who came in numbers to fill up the stadium.

The two teams meet again in a Nedbank Cup clash on Sunday at Bidvest Stadium, a game that will really separate the men from the boys.

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