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Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits drew 1-1 in a League clash at Soccer City on Saturday

Posted: 2 March 2013 Time: 19:57

First half goals by Ryan Chapman and Siphiwe Tshabalala meant Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits shared the spoils 1-1 in a pulsating end-to-end Premiership clash at Soccer City.

It was the second time the teams had met in the past week, with Chiefs having sent Wits packing in the Nedbank Cup (winning 3-0).

Clive Barker’s men were a much improved outfit this time around though, showing no respect to Amakhosi.

Proof of this was their early goal. In the tenth minute Ryan Chapman nodded in a Matty Pattison corner unmarked at the near post. Chiefs’ Erick Mathoho had given away a cheap corner and Amakhosi’s marking was non-existent at the set piece.

Chiefs clawed their way back into the affair almost immediately and went close to a goal when Tshabalala powered in a shot from distance, but Jackson Mabokgwane made a strong save.

In the 28th minute Chiefs did find the net when Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s through ball got to Tshabalala and he took full advantage of a mix up between Ebrahim Seedat and Jackson Mabokgwane.

Late in the opening half both teams came close to scoring again. First, Kingston Nkhatha volleyed into the side-netting before Sibusiso Vilakazi’s powerful shot was well saved by Itumeleng Khune, who also kept out Matty Pattison’s curler moments later.

Eight minutes into the second half, Parker should have done better when he created space for himself inside the area but his shot from close range lacked power.

As the second half wore on it became evident that Bidvest Wits would pack the midfield and do their best to frustrate Chiefs and break the rhythm of the game.

The lively Bernard Parker came close again in the 79th minute when his shot was tipped out for a corner by Mabokgwane, who had grown in confidence as the match wore on.

Then the home side had the ball in the net with eight minutes remaining, but the effort was correctly ruled out. Tefu Mashamaite illegally climbed all over Chapman to head the ball in so no goal allowed.

A minute later Mandla Masango missed the target from an excellent position after clever work by Parker and Tshabalala.

The final ten minutes were full of action as both teams came close to a winning goal.

Previous comments on this story...

El Kampion
posted: 07:59 pm
Absa Premiership,what an interesting league
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 08:00 pm
Lucky Wits........not a bad results for us........Love and peace.

Chippa are next.......we are marching on....
Champ of all
posted: 08:01 pm
Lol....CV chef yams loss draws......the league was never won with draws.
posted: 08:01 pm
Eish! Anyway I'm okey with one point. Amakhosi
posted: 08:01 pm
Nyawana, a wonder working Zebra.
Erny13 wa Lekhosi
posted: 08:02 pm
Another man of the match for Shaba well done to the rest of de team u did well de luck was not on our side .
The President
posted: 08:02 pm
Not pressing enough in the first half. I like Baxter, he knows his game. The fight contunues against Chippa.
Takesure RDS
posted: 08:03 pm
good news Nyawane scored with his right leg bt liyshayisile, he did kick it
Champ of all
posted: 08:03 pm
Good result? A draw at home? Lol.......if it was Pirates we were going to be on roger's case.
posted: 08:04 pm
All 14 spectators were entertained. Clive confessed it was the longest 5 minutes of his life. No wonder because it was actually 6 minutes
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 08:04 pm
Champ of allposted: 08:01 pm  |  Report
Lol....CV chef yams loss draws......the league was never won with draw


But its won by 3-2 humilation to swallows

K4L : let's hear
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 08:04 pm
Shooh Bennert was on a yellow card spree aginst Khosi ne
They call him nyawana,I call him Shabba,haters gon hate

Gold is rare
Erny13 wa Lekhosi
posted: 08:04 pm
Khoza is involve to our draw 2day I suspect...
posted: 08:05 pm
One point is enough.khosi 4life
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 08:06 pm
5 points clear my black sorry ass
Champ of all
posted: 08:07 pm
If the Cv cooker knows his game then why draw at home? Lol.......akunabantu la!!!!
OPFC Once and Always
posted: 08:08 pm
Interesting times indeed.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:08 pm
Eish, Daniel Bennett robbed us a clear goal but it is fine. We march on.
El Kampion
posted: 08:08 pm
1785 fans @ FNB,what a shame...and morons will say FNB was buzzing

85 were Wits students who got free tickets,they actuall entered with their student cards
Papa T
posted: 08:08 pm
Thank you Wits!
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