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Posted: 16 December 2014 Time: 17:31

Kaizer Chiefs extended their lead at the summit to 16 points with a 2-1 victory over struggling Free State Stars in Polokwane on Tuesday night.

Man of the Match Kingston Nkhatha posted a fine response to the Amakhosi boo-boys, scoring the opener before setting up Siyabonga Nkosi for his side's second goal at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Ea Lla Koto, who are second-from-bottom on the table, reduced the deficit late on through an own-goal from Bafana Bafana defender Mulomowandau Mathoho.

Chiefs dictated play in the first stanza, and nearly struck in the 30th minute but Nkhatha's downward header from a Nkosi right-wing cross was brilliantly kept out by Belgian goalkeeper Glenn Verbauwhede.

However, Nkhatha - who was heckled against Chippa United on the weekend - was not to be denied five minutes later as he deftly glanced a Tefu Mashamaite header, off a Nkosi corner, home from a yard out.

At the other end, Moeketsi Sekola tested Brilliant Khuzwayo with a thumping effort from distance but the Glamour Boys net-minder beat the ball away to safety.

Khuzwayo, though, nearly cost his team just before the interval as Danny Venter's powerful strike slipped through his fingers and sailed narrowly wide of the target.

Stuart Baxter's men doubled their advantage in the 52nd minute, as veteran playmaker Nkosi tapped in from close range off a low cross from the left by Nkhatha.

Stars threatened on the hour-mark but Khuzwayo was well placed to halt a powerful shot on the angle from the athletic Camaldine Abraw.

The hosts came close to adding a third goal soon after but Verbauwhede dived to foil a volley from Siphiwe Tshabalala, who came on for Nkosi moments earlier.

Kinnah Phiri's outfit pulled one back in the 84th minute when Mathoho headed past Khuzwayo from a corner to ensure a tense finale.

However, the log leaders held firm - with Ovidy Karuru making his debut for the Soweto giants in stoppage time - to preserve their unbeaten record after 17 League games.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Free State Stars

Coach: Kinnah Phiri
Formation: four five one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 15:56:31

I give up!! This cow viz Nkatha has a powerful juju man .

Nkombose ka Baba
posted: 2014-12-16 15:56:40

The problem I have here is siyabonga"miss jolene strauss" nkosi

He must stop being lazy and contribute to the team success...otherwise fearless I remain

MapendanaKC4LYF
posted: 2014-12-16 15:57:22

Since I started to understand that everyone has his favorite player(s), I m not worried about those who don't want Nkatha to start the match.

give rats a rattex
posted: 2014-12-16 15:57:42

Tonight Nkhatha will score a brace. And Parker will score and finish off Free State for good.

Jezzza
posted: 2014-12-16 15:57:48

I watched extratime yesterday and Mazinyo confirmed what i always said that if Nkatha was to be auctioned Chiefs was gonna make millions cos coaches in the psl are looking for players like him.  Mazinyo was fired but he said it that Nkatha is the most efficient player at Chiefs especially for the formation Baxter is playing

mooki12
posted: 2014-12-16 15:58:00

The best crosser of the ball in the psl, king George Lebese, Nkatha will tap in 1 of his crosses

mooki12
posted: 2014-12-16 15:58:15

Stronger than yours clearly

Fabhulasi
posted: 2014-12-16 15:58:49

Whts up khosi AKA idiot.

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 15:59:12

@gold

Cool down. Khosi . Baxter is trying to sow divisions amongst us. I'm also frustrated just like u with Baxter's 1st choice of this cow Nkatha

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-12-16 16:00:22

lets see

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-12-16 16:02:03

Gold Standard bafana & kaizer chiefs addict cant wait any longer i will die young

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 16:02:09

@mooki

When Khosi ? We in the 2nd round now. Why can't Baxter start with Mthembu for once

simza 15
posted: 2014-12-16 16:02:36

Even an offside goal i' l take it. Nkatha a brase

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 16:03:54

@rattex

I'll drink till I go into coma if that happens.

Tsiki12
posted: 2014-12-16 16:04:31

Siyabonga Wolverine Nkosi lol n he is wearing Jersey #10..Tlk abt fresh legs I thot I Would c Karuru starting.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-12-16 16:04:54

Ntswelaboya: He will score and you'll jump like hell. stop hating Nkatha man.

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 16:04:57

@mooki

Agree Khosi

Jezzza
posted: 2014-12-16 16:05:30

Tsiki12 the coach works with these guys he knows them better, when he is ready i believe Baxter will give him a start

Khosy for life
posted: 2014-12-16 16:06:12

nice one...we should kill dc team

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 16:06:13

@kby

Tsek! Ndunu. Focus on 2nd spot moron

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