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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...

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2013-09-14 20:27:32

Content with 3 points, but disappointed with the score line...we could have murdered this Maritzburg Pirates 7-0.

But good day all round for Thee Khosiologyst.

Man Utd 2 - 0 Crystal Palace  

Borussia Dortmund 6- 2 Hambuger FC

AC Leopard 1 - 0 Orlando Pirates 

Now waiting for Alvarez to shut Mayweather up...

posted: 2013-09-14 20:29:21

 Wow, good performance displayed by the boys vandag....except Nkhatha.....

posted: 2013-09-14 20:29:46

Defence was organised, Yeye is back! Musona is back! No team will stop us now, thank you Sir Bax! #GoldBoldGlory

posted: 2013-09-14 20:29:46

Great team display! Yeye, Katsi, Parker, Nkatha, Tshepo, Shabba, KM11, u're brilliant.

posted: 2013-09-14 20:31:00

Yeye had a good game....yoh...mosona ene,yoh,his running off the ball is fantastic

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-09-14 20:31:45

khosi back by popular demand

posted: 2013-09-14 20:32:42

 I'm happy the Smiling Assassin has finally found his scoring boots....

posted: 2013-09-14 20:32:51

We gunning for about 100 comment before rats intrusion...

posted: 2013-09-14 20:33:28

We gunning for about hundreds comments before the rats intrusion...

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2013-09-14 20:33:47

Content with 3 points, but disappointed with the score line...we could have murdered this Maritzburg Pirates 7-0.

But good day all round for Thee Khosiologyst.

Man Utd 2 - 0 Crystal Palace  

Borussia Dortmund 6- 2 Hambuger FC

AC Leopard 1 - 0 Orlando Pirates 

Now waiting for Alvarez to shut Mayweather up...

posted: 2013-09-14 20:33:57

Dankie boys. It looked like a training match.

posted: 2013-09-14 20:35:08

11 comments let go we need more...overcrowd this site....

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2013-09-14 20:35:56

Good things are coming to those who wait, thanks Abafana basePhefeni. Now we have to focus more than ever Boys.

posted: 2013-09-14 20:37:53

Khosi lets not hate for the sake of it. Nkatha's workrate is amazing & whn he's on the field, he gives balance to the team

posted: 2013-09-14 20:38:10

Khosiologyst  That a big one...Alvarez will be beaten by the occasion Khosi. Floyd is richer than the richest rapper I know. He will box about half a billion and a privilege of mooring this Bogie

Boknight Ratanda bucs
posted: 2013-09-14 20:38:18

 @Khosiologyst  now that's a wish which won't come true. money is not the best earning sportsman for no reason

posted: 2013-09-14 20:39:56

glory has been restored to ma house!!! the glory continues !

The matured one
posted: 2013-09-14 20:42:36

I am very happy for the win it means a lot.... We can still do better though..

Early subsitution would have been much better I was scared that Nkatha would get a red card. Nkatha is a good player he adds value to Chiefs, He is a marker and put pressure on the defence.

Well done: Barca, Chiefs, Man UTD, Arsenal and Everton.... Madrid ayeeeeeye

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2013-09-14 20:42:38

Sabalichiefs Khosiologyst   eish Khosi just for that i hope Alvarez brings him down to earth...i know im taking chances by betting on Alvarez but i have a feeling he might be the man to do it, since i have lost hope in seeing a match between Pacman & Money Mayweather

posted: 2013-09-14 20:43:32

Chiefs is starting to gel well compare to the last games played,and they were organised at the back.I am happy for Musona at least today he got the goal and he has scred in two matches ,the friendly and the league,now his self esteem will start to develop and he is goingbto be dangerous as the season progreses.

Thanks Khosi

Gold is rare

Cream de la cream is back

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