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Premier Soccer League Kaizer Chiefs Mpumalanga Black Aces

Posted: 20 December 2014 Time: 14:13

Kaizer Chiefs edged Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-0 on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten record in the Absa Premiership going into the festive break.

The log leaders, who are currently 16 points clear at the summit, tasted success in their 18th League game thanks to Mandla Masango's 60th minute header at FNB Stadium.

Aces, in mid-table, can feel hard done by as they twice struck the woodwork, with question marks raised as to whether the ball crossed the line on one of those occasions.

Chiefs dictated play early on, as Kingston Nkhatha and Bernard Parker fired unsuccessful shots on Jackson Mabokgwane's goal.

The visitors, though, came agonisingly close to scoring in the 19th minute, but Tendai Ndoro's strike in the box was superbly pushed on to the post by a diving Brilliant Khuzwayo. Moments later Ndoro had a shot cleared off the line by Man of the Match Mulomowandau Mathoho.

Soon after Nkhatha headed a Parker flick-on over from a corner, while at the other end Ndoro volleyed narrowly off target from an acute angle midway through the first stanza.

Amakhosi threatened again just before the interval, as Ugandan enforcer Ivan Bukenya headed a Siphiwe Tshabalala cross over from close range.

AmaZayoni started the second period strongly, and almost broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute as Aubrey Ngoma's dipping, left-footed effort beat Khuzwayo but not the crossbar. The Aces faithful thought the ball had crossed the line after hitting the woodwork, but referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants ruled otherwise.

Masango then struck the decisive blow on the hour-mark, as he headed in a right-wing cross from Nkhatha.

Masango could have made the game safe in the 78th minute but Mabokgwane dropped down smartly to deny the Glamour Boys attacker in a one-on-one situation.

Chiefs substitute Matthew Rusike nearly made an impact in the closing stages as his shot brushed the outside of the post. Mabokgwane, though, had it covered.

AWAY: Mpumalanga Black Aces

Coach: Clive Barker
Formation: four four two

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-12-20 12:35:01

This is a winning Line-up.....K4L

posted: 2014-12-20 12:35:59


Recordsetter waLekhosi
posted: 2014-12-20 12:37:54

At 17:30 the headline must read Chiefs ends 2014 undefeated.

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-12-20 12:43:47

3 points as usual but I wanted him to bench khuzwayo for khune...we need our captain back...comanding his defence

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-12-20 12:46:02

I want to see Rusike getting some time...mxm baxter you gave karuru 1 minute to play against FFS and now you send him to the stands...mxm you kill our players baxter

posted: 2014-12-20 12:46:52

Next year Khosi when the other family members will be fighting for the nation in Guinea


posted: 2014-12-20 12:49:00

Hayibo Baxter you start with butterfingers again we demand our captain back

posted: 2014-12-20 12:50:13

Of course ikhosi . Gxabhashe ke lo

ketshaba KBY (love bade me welcome)
posted: 2014-12-20 12:50:19

Predictable as usual.in baker believe

posted: 2014-12-20 12:50:49

The line ups for both teams are looking good... Of course ours is stronger but I see exactly what Barker wants to achieve here. Take the ball to the wings and cross for the big target man while Ndoro is quite a finisher and Mbesuma always relishes scoring those crackers against us. Their midfield looks light though with only ngalo as the enforcer,Tukane as the ball carrier as he is a nippy customer. But in Sir Baxter I believe and by the end of the game I'll be singing Amakhosi Ajabulile(The real happy people)

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-12-20 12:50:55

Lol kwaks mara khosi uyagula wena lol kwaks

posted: 2014-12-20 12:52:17

Pity we'll be playing against Barker... And he will feel the wrath!


posted: 2014-12-20 12:53:25

We must believe Khosi we must believe hahaha this should be an afternoon!


Khosi Intellectual
posted: 2014-12-20 12:53:33

U r nt predictable but so far nt gud for ur team. Very soon u wil b using binoculars to watch us up there.

posted: 2014-12-20 12:53:42

Balandeli be rats and clowns yekani ukuminca . Of course ikhosi. Gxabhashe ke lo

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-12-20 12:53:47

Predictable but producing result 43 points so far

Changing line up like a jockey but 20 something points

Lol both teams but I won't mention those teams

Khosi Intellectual
posted: 2014-12-20 12:54:38

I also thot he wil giv Khune a chance hey

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-12-20 12:54:44

Yah I am glad its already 15:00 lol its match build up

posted: 2014-12-20 12:55:17

Imagine FC and Mourning FC kwaaak kuphi khona!,!


Khosi Intellectual
posted: 2014-12-20 12:56:02

Let's finish the season break in style, 3 points is only wat is required aces.

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