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Kaizer Chiefs beat Bidvest Wits 2-1

Posted: 24 August 2011 Time: 21:12

Kaizer Chiefs continued their impressive start to the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Bidvest Wits at FNB Stadium.

Having beaten the Clever Boys by the same score in the MTN8 quarterfinals earlier this month, Amakhosi kept up their 100 percent start to their League campaign thanks to goals from Josta Dladla and Lehlohonolo Majoro – the third successive game in which the two have netted a goal apiece.

The teams were evenly matched in the first half, though Wits were perhaps the faster out of the starting blocks and created a couple of half chances for Bhongolwethu Jayiya and Ryan Chapman, but Itumeleng Khune was equal to both of their attempts.

Chiefs gradually found their rhythm in attack and were soon threatening the visitors’ defence, with Siphiwe Tshabalala cracking a shot over the crossbar in the 18th minute.

Five minutes later the Amakhosi created the best chance of the half, with Dladla running onto a brilliant ball out of defence from Khune, but Energy Murambadoro made a great save in a one-on-one situation.

The rest of the first half and the early minutes of the second saw the defences tighten up, but Chiefs broke the deadlock almost out of nowhere in the 54th minute.

Tshabalala provided a wonderful cross from the left flank and Dladla scored his third goal of the season with a bullet header that gave Murambadoro absolutely no chance.

But Chiefs’ lead was relatively short-lived as Sibusiso Vilakazi took advantage of an assist from his namesake Sifiso to drive home an equalising goal in the 68th minute.

The Clever Boys very nearly surged into the lead just a few minutes later, with a deflected cross from Sipho Mngomezulu dropping onto the top of the crossbar, before Sifiso Myeni lobbed an effort over the crossbar under pressure from Khune.

Chiefs responded to the Wits resurgence by introducing Majoro off the bench, and the former AmaZulu player netted the winner in the 77th minute, heading home from Dladla’s cross.

Khune was called upon to make one exceptional save as Chiefs defended their lead, palming away a long range shot that skidded through a crowded penalty area, though he was somewhat fortunate that Myeni was unable to turn home the rebound.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:47 pm
Shapa zebra, beat the the so called big 5
Mpofana Eeeeeeenhle
posted: 09:54 pm
Didnt play well, but 3 points re welcome. 1st time in many seasons that we win the 1st 3 games in a row.

Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:07 pm
Well done boys. Not the best football though but thanks for the 3 points.
posted: 10:15 pm
wow Zebra force is assautin every1 they put in frnt of em,shaaaaaaapa! khosi shapa!
posted: 10:18 pm
posted: 10:22 pm
Beautiful performance from the guys. Keep it up makhosi
posted: 10:28 pm
Atleast chiefs is on top of the log after a season ago. Shappa khosi
posted: 10:28 pm
Top of the table is where we belong, from now onwards it does matter what happens to the other teams we just need to win our matches to remain where we are.
posted: 10:31 pm
Not a good game but 3pnts are bigger than the scrappy performance. Well done to the terrible twins, major and Josta. Parker must warm the bench against Ajax, he s gonna cost us the game.
posted: 10:34 pm
Hehehe zebra fc hehehe tiger boys shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted: 10:35 pm
Credit mst also b given 2 Wits they rly gave us togh tym dis goes 2 show that dis league has improved dramasticaly unlik other ligs I wnt mantion. Congadultins 2 the boys shapaaaaaaaaaa....rise Makhosi rise
posted: 10:40 pm
Der we're 1600 zebra fans @ FNB n @ Lucas Moripe Stadium der we're 820 sunclown fans how pathetic.
posted: 10:44 pm
We mustn't wait for opponents to equalise we need to finish them off. I will celebrate if we can beat ajax. Thanks tn JD nd Majoro. Khosi 4 lyf
posted: 10:48 pm
2nd half da coach shud hav long put in yende,majoro,nale. Khosi 4 life but hate dat cow motaung j.he just score by luck in crutial games.
posted: 10:54 pm
Why dis ZebraZim alwayz plays wth foreignerz?correct LEGEND ma man i saw them too, fans at FNB WERE 1600 EXACTLY.UP THE CHAMPZ NO MATTER WHAT
posted: 10:55 pm
For now Bucs ship has been stopped in KZN for today till friday. I wish they can put more greece nd oil nd beat the sunflops on sunday. I want to play Leal nd his tripple trouble next months. SHAYA KHOSI SHAYA
posted: 11:02 pm
I heard that Betty McCOWthy was trying to play netball and Baskect ball in a soccer field hence he was red carded.hehehehehehehe.

These Chibuku donkies talk too much. Fluke Kroll is no longer in SA.

YERE yere yada yada tjabang tjabang tjabang fc. hehehehehe.
Barotele Thabo Moroto.
posted: 11:07 pm
is it not the time for kaizer j to hang up his boots?....
posted: 11:12 pm
The ref got it rong on makati. Truth be told he got it all rong. Rise khosi rise
mjepa we diski
posted: 11:15 pm
well done to you guys,even if u did nt play good flowin football but 3pts we will tyk,mr vv pls play nale or else ul b returnin to serbia with yr beloved parker.
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