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Premier Soccer League match report: Musona helps Chiefs beat Maritzburg

Posted: 14 September 2013 Time: 19:41

Knowledge Musona scored his first goal for Kaizer Chiefs since returning from Germany in a 2-0 defeat of Maritzburg United in the Premiership on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old, who also netted in Zimbabwe's 2-1 friendly victory over South Africa, struck a first-half opener, with substitute George Lebese likewise on target at FNB Stadium.

Musona, though, left the field late in the game with a stomach muscle problem, raising doubts that he will be available for Tuesday's trip to Bloemfontein Celtic.

The result lifts the League champions to fifth place on the table with seven points from four games - two points behind leaders SuperSport United, who visit top tier rookies Mpumalanga Black Aces on Sunday.

United are 11th in the standings with four points.

In a lively contest, the hosts threatened 14 minutes in, as Musona forced his way past debutant Robyn Johannes and unleashed a low shot, triggering a fine diving save from Man of the Match Shu-Aib Walters, who reacted sharply to foil Bernard Parker on the follow-up.

Soon after Walters did well to parry away a useful long-range effort from the in-form Parker, who has three League goals this season and netted thrice during the recent international break.

Chiefs' Siphiwe Tshabalala flashed a shot wide midway through the stanza, while his teammate Kingston Nkhatha had a deflected crack on goal collected by Walters just past the half-hour mark.

At the other end, Ruben Cloete thumped a loose ball just over the goal, with Glamour Boys captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune scrambling to cover.

Stuart Baxter's men, however, drew first blood in the 37th minute, as Musona pounced on the rebound after Tshabalala's deflected strike hit the upright.

United showed promise five minutes after the break, as Terrence Mandaza's header required a save from Khune following debutant Ashley Hartog's telling cross from the right.

Musona came close with a swift shot on the turn in the 58th minute but Walters was alert to the danger.

Moments later Cloete had an attempt nicely kept out by Khune, while Rheece Evans headed over from range shortly after.

Musona then curled a shot over before strike partner Nkhatha pulled the trigger with intent, but Walters was once again perfectly positioned to make a crucial block.

Walters, however, was eventually beaten in the 75th minute, as Lebese tapped in from close range barely two minutes after replacing Musona.

The Team of Choice were unable to find a way back in the closing stages.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2013-09-14 19:34:34

We are just preparing the second League Title. Some other teams wheels are stating to come off.

posted: 2013-09-14 19:37:32

I hate part time supporters.... they no difference from gold-diggers...love you only when you shinning....I'm with Kaizer Chiefs even when "Black is Back". I will never allow any fool to make me hate my beloved team just because we are not doing right. "Greatest support and friendship is shown the most when the ship is sinking...when it still floating...nah!!!! Roger you don't have friends but a bunch of hooligans who are not satisfied...

And I sprinkle some 2CHAINZ in it " Take it the way you wanna take it, If you wanna take it!!!"

posted: 2013-09-14 19:38:03

AMAKHOS 'A JABULILE....Sash scathulo.....ninjani ZIMPOFANA zami....I missed you all

posted: 2013-09-14 19:39:05

Impofana We well sir :) happy or no happy as khosination we always happy...

posted: 2013-09-14 19:42:40

Sabalichiefs Impofana SHO Mpofana...just chillin watching the smilling assassin and the crew...hope it goes smoothly as expected

posted: 2013-09-14 19:49:55

Impofana Sabalichiefs Roger will tell you...we like Usain Bolt " We aint got no good start, but once weve taken off, we beautiful and marvellous to watch"....till we touch the finish line...

"Gold Medals on my neck call me  Michael Phelps" (Rick Ross)

posted: 2013-09-14 19:53:48

Hey what is happening...cant see some RATS in here...."That what happens when a BIG EAGLE LIKE CHIEFS HUNTS"...rodents and mangoes burry themselves...

posted: 2013-09-14 19:58:00

Mthinayi Bugs Killer You aint need no fortune tellers to know that!!!, Khosi they know that we on a roll and we will snowball this mader until the second star is faded.

Let them Brian Mathe be spitted on them face "Khanyeza venom"

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2013-09-14 20:12:13

We are practising for 24Sept, kuzofiwa akunabantu la!

msiledonkiwase cala
posted: 2013-09-14 20:18:01

mxm  musona weak ke qhaa

msiledonkiwase cala
posted: 2013-09-14 20:19:40


posted: 2013-09-14 20:19:48

Glory glory....Baxter the tactician

posted: 2013-09-14 20:20:31

Gud morale boost boys but baxter not restng parker 2day even after leading 2 - 0, he complains of parker fatigue but he does not rest him y mr baxter

posted: 2013-09-14 20:20:47

imoto etshonth' imali. bathini ke abathi umsona inkomo. uyabuza ushlalo wezihlalo

posted: 2013-09-14 20:20:47

An improvement from our last game. Those who said Maritzburg gonna beat us,what do u say now?

kickinghardwith Bucs
posted: 2013-09-14 20:21:02

It's shows that there's no push-overs nowadays, even the so-called big teams are playing under protest against the new-comers. They celebrate narrow score against no-bodies like never before, There's still over 20 games to be played but each and everyone of them will be played under a huge tension, I foresee danger, Remember, you can huff and puff to a narrow victory today, what about tommorrow and the other day?

High blood and sugar sicknesses will be the order of the day on the second round stages, be warned

msiledonkiwase cala
posted: 2013-09-14 20:25:37

eish editor uyaybaxa noko mhlobo wam

Boknight Ratanda bucs
posted: 2013-09-14 20:26:11

 even my mom would have scored in that empty net. Musona is like jacky ledwaba top goal scorer for 1 season and then be a promising striker forever. Ufile fi lomuntu. But atleast he has a face unlike phefeni boy

ze sokafied one
posted: 2013-09-14 20:26:24

U can say whatever u wanna say but hai madoda musona is a gem.

posted: 2013-09-14 20:27:18

Watch Usain Bolts start running and then look at KC...

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