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PSL match report: Free State Stars 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 9 August 2014 Time: 14:24

Kaizer Chiefs opened their Premiership campaign with a deserved 1-0 win over Free State Stars on a dismal pitch at Charles Mopeli Stadium.

Amakhosi, who beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 4-0 in the MTN8 last week, prevailed on Saturday via George Lebese's 55th minute goal to hand Stars coach Tom Saintfiet a defeat in his first game in the PSL.

A defensive Ea Lla Koto were not helped by losing the services of new goalkeeper Daouda Diakite with a seemingly serious knee injury on the stroke of half-time.

Chiefs dictated affairs early on in Phuthaditjhaba, with Mandla Masango and George Maluleka testing Diakite with useful strikes, while Kingston Nkhatha fired narrowly wide off a Lebese cut-back midway through the first stanza.

Lebese also had a decent shout for a penalty when he tumbled in the box under a challenge from Angula Da Costa but referee Kulasander Qongqo was unconvinced.

Saintfiet's men were content to sit back and try and catch their opponents on the counter. They nearly succeeded once through Richard Henyekane, but the speedy striker failed to hit the target with a first-time attempt after keeper Itumeleng Khune was pulled out of position when sweeping a dangerous ball over the top.

The hosts then suffered a setback close to the recess, as debutant Diakite sustained suspected ligament damage when taking a goalkick, prompting the introduction of Ayanda Mtshali.

The Glamour Boys made their dominance count 10 minutes after the interval, as Lebese stabbed the ball home from close range following some sloppy defending from Da Costa.

Stuart Baxter's charges continued to set the pace in the latter stages but were unable to beat Mtshali again, who notably foiled a downward header from Nkhatha with 15 minutes to go.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-09 14:02:54

Ya that is a serious bus they have parked there. We need to snick a goal somewhere. The ref robbed us 2 penalties already

posted: 2014-08-09 14:03:08

He got a nasty injury a few seasons back. Its a psychological thing just like Jele he will never be the same again

posted: 2014-08-09 14:04:12

boring game. Better I switch to my Playstation 4, pump up my adrenaline for the next 90 minutes...then 6:30 I head to es'godini s'kaMaminzela to watch real live diski yamampela...QubulaZiyasha.

Bhakaniya 4 Life.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-09 14:07:14

Eish yha nhe....get your point

posted: 2014-08-09 14:07:57

Ds game any 1 cn win it nd yes fss r parkin d bus bt I stl thnk whoever score 1 goal wl win it

posted: 2014-08-09 14:08:41

bad bad bad pitch!!!!!

posted: 2014-08-09 14:09:41

Zebra is gonna loose this game for real,the pitch is perfect to play chimpanzees.

posted: 2014-08-09 14:10:43

Bad refring...3penalties

posted: 2014-08-09 14:10:46

this Chiefs javeline is boring

CRM083® ~ We Cant Say Sesimnandi
posted: 2014-08-09 14:12:50

mainamologa Watch Polokwane City on SABC 1

posted: 2014-08-09 14:14:13

mainamologa mxm jst keep ur little pathetic opinion to urself

CRM083® ~ We Cant Say Sesimnandi
posted: 2014-08-09 14:14:40

illarramendi CRM083 thebigbucs Then at the end of 90 minutes there won't be any man left to play in the next game

posted: 2014-08-09 14:15:08

BLACK SKIN chimpanzees is wat u hv covered under ur underwear

CRM083® ~ We Cant Say Sesimnandi
posted: 2014-08-09 14:17:48

Hahaha this is the kind of goal that we needed!! A sneaky one!

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-09 14:18:14

Finally, the bus is broken, now we will see a game

posted: 2014-08-09 14:18:53

Goalllll...yeye the black jesus...imagine chiefs with all their super stars back.

posted: 2014-08-09 14:19:34

CRM083 mainamologa  ... thank you khosi. how SS4 has made 'us' forget and/or disregard Re Ka ofela. At least the pitch is great.

posted: 2014-08-09 14:19:46


CRM083® ~ We Cant Say Sesimnandi
posted: 2014-08-09 14:22:28

bomboclat!!!!!!!! BLACK SKIN  Lol

posted: 2014-08-09 14:28:37

CRM083 thebigbucs  nonsense man, comeon.

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