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PSL Absa Premiership: Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United

Posted: 27 September 2014 Time: 19:40

Kaizer Chiefs beat Maritzburg United 1-0 in their Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium courtesy of a Mandla Masango penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Tsepo Masilela was adjudged to have been pulled down in the penalty area by Abel Mabaso, with the left-back going down theatrically after an apparent pull, but referee Phillip Tinyani had no hesitation.

That goal proved enough as Stuart Baxter's side made it seven wins out of seven in the League and 11 wins in all competitions this season.

In a rather slow-tempo, tactical first half Chiefs bossed the majority of the possession with Steve Komphela's side happy to sit back in their final third to keep things tight.

George Maluleka had the ball in the back of the net when he lobbed the onrushing goalkeeper after running onto an outside-foot through-ball from Masilela, but the flag was raised for offside. However, replays showed that it was the incorrect decision from the linesman.

Chiefs created a few more good chances to break the deadlock, with Maluleka guilty of some profligacy in front of goal.

The clearest chance fell to Maluleka when he won possession high up the field and played it to Parker, who returned it to him in a three-on-one situation, but the midfielder tried to pass it back to Parker for a tap-in when a first-time shot might have been better.

Moments later Parker again found Maluleka, this time with a pinpoint cross from the left, but the former SuperSport United man could not get enough contact on his header from the penalty spot as it glanced harmlessly wide.

Maritzburg only had a Mondli Cele strike that went just wide of the post and a Kambulani Banda header that took a deflection before landing on the roof of the net, but they were only half-chances.

In the second half the Team of Choice didn't show much ambition to get back into the match as Chiefs continued to dominate proceedings, creating more chances for Masango, Bernard Parker and Reneilwe Letsholonyane late in the match.

But 1-0 it ended as the MTN8 champions kept up their fine form in the League.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four three three

Livefyre comments on this story...

AbSe7en(Manchester by birth, Khosi by descent)
posted: 2014-09-28 10:28:03

Wonderful Khosination, thanks for being an example for small teams what consistency is.... #Khosi4Life

Magaya Azidlele
posted: 2014-09-28 11:22:12

Good job Makhosi; keep this blog growing as the Khosi Nation keeps growing, while on the field of play, glory keeps growing. This is the season of plenty...we were tested to the core last season, it should nt happen again.

Am still sitting pretty on the Montain of Molotov, soaking up the MTN8 victory against VV's "unrecognizable" team.

Forever Fearless,

Magaya Azidlele
posted: 2014-09-28 11:24:39

KhosiNyce 01 Siwelele Brigadier He's desperately trying to attract some attention (no better team to try your luck with except this jaggernaut eyiKC), seeing that their support as well has dwindled.

Forever Fearless,

9545 Error!
posted: 2014-09-28 11:45:03

I have been reading comments about the Chiefs vs Maritzburg game from both Kick Off and Soccer Laduma sites, and I have noticed that the hand ball by Pantsil in the penalty area is not mentioned at all. The anti-Khosi fans, however, are so obsessed about the "controversial" when Masilela was adjudged to have been brought down the penalty area.

Yes, the officiating of the game was just unfair, and I think it's also not fair to obsess about the penalty which ultimately gave Chiefs victory when there was a clear penalty denied for Chiefs. Like Mr Kompela said, "give the right ones, don't give the wrong ones."

Chiefs won. Accept that.


posted: 2014-09-28 15:45:38

9545 Error! By the way, don't worry about this worried chasing pack. Maluleka scored a goal on the forth minutes but was incorrectly ruled off side, is anyone saying anything about that? Lets enjoy being on top and we should not be apologetic about it. During the off season, they were celebrating multi million signings and we were at the back foot, now were are celebrating real success and they are jealous

posted: 2014-09-28 19:42:34

Thank you Kaizer Chiefs

posted: 2014-09-29 06:09:08


posted: 2014-09-29 06:14:14

posted: 2014-09-29 06:18:21

Donald Duck doesn't matter if he has 2 or more plans, we're fearless

posted: 2014-09-29 06:40:40


posted: 2014-09-29 06:42:04

Khosi for life.

posted: 2014-09-29 08:07:07

mmcyaah Hehehe, that's funny...

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