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Posted: 21 September 2013 Time: 19:37

Knowledge Musona came off the bench to score the winner as Kaizer Chiefs defeated Platinum Stars 2-1 on Saturday night.

Bernard Parker put Chiefs 1-0 up in the 21st minute, but Platinum Stars pulled one back on the stroke of halftime through Tintswalo Tshabalala. However, Musona netted teh decisive goal on 67 minutes.

Chiefs had their first chance as early as the sixth minute. Lehlohonolo Majoro beat two defenders down the right and put in a low cross and, when Stars failed to clear the ball, Siyabonga Nkosi's left footed was far off target as he couldn't connect fully.

In the 18th minute, George Lebese found space on the right flank and crossed with his right for Majoro, but the latter miscued.

Seconds later, Nkosi put Majoro one-on-one with Siyabonga Mpotshane and with the goalkeeper to beat, Majoro again failed to find the back of the net as his attempt went over the bar.

Chiefs, however, finally got on the scoresheet when Nkosi played a great pass to Parker, who needed no second invitations as he poked in from close range to give Chiefs a 1-0 lead.

Confusion reigned in the 31st minute when Majoro appeared to unfairly challenge Mpotshane and the striker thought the referee Victor Gomes had blown his whistle. Majoro soon realised that was not the case and went for the ball, crossing for Nkosi who hit the sidenetting with the goalkeeper off his line.

{{image2-leftt}}In the 36th minute, Parker put Nkosi through on goal but the Newcastle-born midfielder couldn't capitalise, shooting wide.

And Chiefs were made to pay for all their misses when Stars' Tintswalo Tshabalala equalised on the stroke of halftime; this after Itumeleng Khune could only parry Siphelele Mthembu’s shot.

The North West side started the second half better than they did in the first half, but no real chances were created until just after the hour-mark.

First Chiefs introduced Musona, who replaced Majoro in the 60th minute. After that, Siphelele Mthembu jumped highest in the box to head the ball down for the advancing Robert Ng'ambi whose shot in the 62nd minute was just wide.

But it was Chiefs who restored their lead through Musona's header in the 69th minute from a corner by Parker.

Two minutes later, Stars came close to another equaliser but Vuyo Mere's well taken free-kick came off the crossbar.

Stars coach Allan Freese threw caution to the wind when he made a double substitution in the 77th minute bringing in Sibusiso Msomi and Takesure Chinyama for Mogakolodi Ngele and Mduduzi Nyanda respectively.

Patrick Malokase also replaced Ng'ambi in the 82nd minute, but despite all the changes Stars made, Chiefs hang on for the win.

Livefyre comments on this story...

mpilo
posted: 2013-09-22 05:43:42

I think chiefs. Must start using the chance created. Cos we can't blame the coach all the time whereas players are wasting chance

deleted_21294724_Your_Highnesse
posted: 2013-09-22 05:57:28

The win although scrappy, we should not lose sight that this stupid referee could have cost us. Even if the incident where the ball hit the Stars player, irrespective whether it was ball to hand or vice versa, the ball stll richoted on the players hand, outside for a corner from the Stars player, Chiefs were supposed to get a corner, but this stupid Gomes dude thought otherwise.

pasman
posted: 2013-09-22 05:58:08

The most supported team  was playing  in an empty fnb 

pddy
posted: 2013-09-22 06:12:58

Looks like this czn is gonna be much easier for Chiefs, considering the fact that they're already on level points with the on form teams despite still their lackslutre start to the czn and also tht they are still yet to hit their top form. Khosi I remain till eternity.

deeman dee
posted: 2013-09-22 06:55:30

Mayb its bcz of the chances the player dnt convert.We use our money 2 go 2 the stadiums n sum1 just miss simple chances.AAh wastin our time n money.

deeman dee
posted: 2013-09-22 06:56:22

I am with u mpilo.

bucs4PG
posted: 2013-09-22 06:57:14

Mabhakaniya let's all rally behind d boys 2day,let's al go nd fill d stadium in orlando cz d boys nids us more dn eva in ds game

I dnt wana hear ds thing of 600 tickets sold lyk yesterday's game of chimpazees,no dt nt on

Bucs

deeman dee
posted: 2013-09-22 06:57:17

Musona is startn 2 gel no parker no win.

TasaraZiyambi
posted: 2013-09-22 07:49:32

Musona is back, u like it or not.

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2013-09-22 08:06:18

Musoooooooooooona

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2013-09-22 08:20:08

Who is underrated? Erasmus

sydney1
posted: 2013-09-22 09:29:17

Its interesting how a lot of guys are talking about few tickets sold for chiefs game. 90% of the guys never go to stadium for themselves when their team plays. Mambush and kabelo were handing out tickets for downs game yesterday. Who can forget supersport and downs game where not even one ticket sold? Community in attrageville refused to take complimentary tickets. My point is lets go and support soccer and stop criticism.

SSFORLIFE
posted: 2013-09-22 12:45:26

What a Gem #10 Nkosi that guy got killer passes jealous downs! We have Yeye and Katsande as a back up we will slaughter many teams starting 24 September.

edwindumile
posted: 2013-09-22 14:08:38

I c u still haven't done ur research u so stupid n its nt funny. U wer supposed to consult google b4 u cum here n talk abt "fly by night blogger". Im sure u dnt even knw de meaning of de damn sentence u mentioned as u pie-rats fans n players r nt educate. I still repeat GO DO UR DAMN RESEARCH FOOOOOL!!!!, n dnt take it personal its jst football.

ThokazaniNtuli
posted: 2013-09-22 14:12:04

Thank u coach 4 that change, Platinum were confused didn't knw who is playing where. But finishing is still a problem on our team. Look at Major missed a seater there, Tshabalala twice in an empty net. N the decision let us down, like that Tshaba's. Pass to Parker instered of scoring in an empty net. I hope guys will be more cleanicaly on Tuesday. Amakhooooooooosi 4lyf

ThokazaniNtuli
posted: 2013-09-22 14:17:07

Nkosi well done but fitness let u down. If u could get more game tym, Joster well play on a new position

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