MATCH CENTRE

WED 14 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:30, FNB STADIUM

1
VS
1

Hendrick Ekstein's strike gives Kaizer Chiefs a point

by BackPageTXT

Wed September 14, 21:44

Despite netting an early goal through Robert Ng'ambi, Platinum Stars allowed Kaizer Chiefs to come back and settle for a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership tie at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

The draw leaves Steve Komphela's men sitting at position 12 on the log table with one point from two matches.

Although Amakhosi were favourites to win this one at home, they were nearly punished when Sibusiso Msomi's shot went wide in the opening five minutes with only Itumeleng Khune to beat.

However, it was Ndumiso Mabena who nearly punished the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper towards the 15th minute as Khune was caught out of his line and Erick Mathoho cleared the danger.

In the 21st minute, Robert Ng'ambi broke the deadlock when he received a wonderful pass from Mabena on the right flank.

The Malawian unleashed a rocket to beat Khune on his top corner, but the ball didn't cross the line after bouncing off the cross bar despite the referee allowing it to stand, giving Dikwena the lead.

With three minutes to go, Mbongeni Mzimela denied Amakhosi the equaliser when he saved Edmore Chirambadare's attempt on the right with his teammates calling for the ball in the box.

In the second stanza, both sides changed the gears showing urgency moving forward, despite no clear cut chances created to show for it.

With 18 minutes to go, Hendrick Ekstein levelled the matters when he finished a cross from Mathoho on the right flank, with the midfielder finishing from close range.

In the dying minutes, Dikwena sat back allowing Chiefs to attack, but Amakhosi failed to score a winner.

Cavin Johnson's outfit now have four points from their two matches so far and occupy the fourth place on the log table.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Ekstein 72')

Platinum Stars (1) 1 (Ng'ambi 20')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Gordinho, Masilela, Twala, Katsande, Baloyi (Katsvairo 67'), Ekstein, Manqele (Parker 63'), Chirambadare (Lebese 46')

Platinum Stars: Mzimela, Nhlapo, Sithole, Mnguni, Mpeta (Tshabalala 79'), Mathe, Mere, Msomi, N'gambi (Gwabeni 61'), Botes, Mabena (De Jongh 82')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
27. Hendrick Ekstein (72') 22. Robert Ngambi (21')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
21
Defender
3
Defender
5
26
Defender
25
Defender
65'
35
Defender
79'
0
2
Defender
23
Defender
24
Defender
2
Midfielder
46'
11
Midfielder
21'
61'
22
Midfielder
72'
27
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
85'
31
Midfielder
58'
28
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
63'
22
Forward/Striker
83'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
George Lebese
Midfielder
46'
17
Thamsanqa Bonie Gwabeni
Midfielder
61'
30
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
63'
25
Tintswalo Tshabalala
Defender
79'
14
Mitchell Katsvairo
Midfielder
65'
8
Ryan De Jong
Midfielder
83'
8
CARDS
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
85'
31
Solomon Mathe
Midfielder
58'
28
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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