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Premier Soccer League Kaizer Chiefs Platinum Stars

Posted: 9 December 2014 Time: 18:35

Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership on Tuesday night.

Strikes from Robert Ng'ambi and Eleazar Rodgers put Chiefs under pressure but they preserved their unbeaten run in the League via goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Tefu Mashamaite at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The result leaves Amakhosi 14 points clear of second-placed champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who have two games in hand ahead of Wednesday's trip to Orlando Pirates.

Stars, who handed Chiefs their only loss of 2014/15 in the Telkom Knockout in October, improve one spot in the standings to 12th at the expense of University of Pretoria.

Dikwena started brightly, as Ng'ambi calmly beat Brilliant Khuzawayo 12 minutes in after being released one-on-one by Solomon Mathe. Mathe laid on the pass after catching Reneilwe Letsholonyane in possession.

Chiefs, though, hit back four minutes later, as Tshabalala steered in a cross from overlapping left-back Tsepo Masilela, with goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe punished for failing to gather the delivery.

Both teams threatened afterwards, but the visitors made it count on the stroke of half-time as Rodgers reacted first to slot home a loose ball in the box following a miscued shot from teammate Thabiso Semenya.

The second period saw chances at either end, with Dambe notably making two top saves to foil Kingston Nkhatha and keep out a deflected effort from George Maluleka.

However, Dambe was beaten in the 62nd minute when Mashamaite rose impressively to nod in a telling cross from the right by Tshabalala.

Allan Freese's side nearly snatched the points late on but substitute Mogakolodi Ngele, on for Ng'ambi, had a low shot on the turn parried away by Khuzwayo.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Platinum Stars

Coach: Allan Freese
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Andres 84
posted: 2014-12-09 19:49:30

Ain't Chiefs won it already mate?

posted: 2014-12-09 19:49:45

True undisputed class khosi, such a rare commodity...

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-12-09 19:49:53

Yeye is a star I suppose and his mistakes are not costly huh?

posted: 2014-12-09 19:49:57

I agree with you

SirAshwinParker_Friend of Mayweather
posted: 2014-12-09 19:50:00

Tzozo Khosi we have no choice but to accept Nkatha, his contract got extended

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-12-09 19:50:02

sir galileo Ok, you have the right to voice your opinions

sir galileo
posted: 2014-12-09 19:50:20

Everytime pitso includes laffor in the matchday squad we tend 2 surprise many teams in simple term laffor ke ngoma ya sundowns

posted: 2014-12-09 19:50:59

One bad day at the office does not determine the whole financial year

posted: 2014-12-09 19:51:00

Tzozo don't worry khosi, musona is coming

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-12-09 19:51:36

SuperMario81: sorry, o pampile. remember, we're on a mission to reclaim our top spot and defend our lig. zebras can just keep on holding that umbrella for now.

SirAshwinParker_Friend of Mayweather
posted: 2014-12-09 19:51:37

sir galileo Yoh this guy. Let's see how long your last 2 bob lasts

posted: 2014-12-09 19:51:51

Congratulations for winning the championship

anti-bio bucs wa lekhosi
posted: 2014-12-09 19:52:03

Gould is useless nd to say dis abt gaxa wil b an undrstatemnt!

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-12-09 19:52:38

I don't like what am gonna say guys, but it seems like the inclusion of Gould in the lineup somehow always spell some kind of trouble for us. I like him as a person, but he seems to be having some kind of bad luck!

posted: 2014-12-09 19:53:54

this makudubela boy really kept us on our toes....gaxa and yeye gave our points away

Veza'ndlebe (Misunderstood Blogger)
posted: 2014-12-09 19:53:59

Baxter thinks he's clever. When the boo brigades were starting to boo Nkatha he decided to make 3 substitutions just to show the boo boys that Nkatha is going nowhere

SirAshwinParker_Friend of Mayweather
posted: 2014-12-09 19:54:14

SuperMario81 Haaibo Khosi, our neighbora will lose convincingly tomorrow. Modise and Kekana for Sundowns and Cowmeat Errorsmouse for Pirates

posted: 2014-12-09 19:54:34

Lol this is how they go now DWDWD .... thats 9 points out of 15. Let them beat their chests about unbroken record while we take our title. Thats fair enough

@Mr Bean
posted: 2014-12-09 19:54:41

I hv never seen mediocre supporters like signdowns n rats fans...before game they pray that chiefs lose..after the game they celebrate our draws..they busy saying we drew 4 games but still we leading by 14 points..cant they see that thier teams r failing them...gautrain on a right track..one point enough than losing a game..we lost league last season to signdowns with just few points if not 1

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-12-09 19:54:51

OZZA87 They still have to get passed rats

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