MATCH CENTRE

SAT 18 MARCH 2017, 20:15, NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM

2
VS
2

Mxolisi Kunene denies Kaizer Chiefs victory

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat March 18, 22:26

Mxolisi Kunene's late goal helped Baroka FC hold Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership game played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday night.

As a result Bakgaga stay 16th on the league standings, while Amakhosi also remain fourth on the table.

It took only six minutes for towering defender Erick Mathoho to put Chiefs into the lead with an easy tap in with the Baroka defence caught napping.

However, Sepana Letsoalo equalized with a left-footed finish four minutes later with new Baroka midfielder Letladi Madubanya grabbing an assist.

Amakhosi were awarded a chance to restore their lead on the stroke of half-time after Tsepo Masilela was fouled in the Baroka box.

Bernard Parker made no mistake from the spot-kick firing past Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke to make it 1-0 to Chiefs heading into the half-time break.

The second-half was slightly dominated by Bakgaka, who attacked in numbers in search of the equalizing goal against league title chasing Amakhosi.

The likes of Maboke Matlakala and Mzwanele Mahashe had chances to level matters, but the Baroka duo failed to beat Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune.

But Mxolisi Kunene was the hero for Baroka as he made a good run in the 80th minute, before beating Khune to ensure that game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Baroka (1) 2 (Letsoalo 10', Kunene 80')
Chiefs (2) 2 (Mathoho 6', Parker 45+3')


Baroka: Masuluke, Olaleng, Mzwanele, Ravhulali, Letsoalo (Kunene 60'), Madubanya (Chauke 59'), Motshegwa (Moeti 76'), Matloga, Matlakala, Mapheto, Kgaswane.

Chiefs: Khune, Baloyi, Cardoso, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Masilela, Malongoane (Lebese 75'), Chirambadare (Twala 69') Tshabalala, Katsande, Parker (Paez 72').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM
BAROKA FC GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
28. Sepana Letsoalo (10') 25. Bernard Parker (45 + 3')
36. Mxolisi Kunene (80') 3. Erick Mathoho (6')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
3
Defender
4
Defender
28'
5
Defender
6'
3
Defender
10'
60'
28
Defender
35
Defender
45'
6
2
Midfielder
76'
32
Defender
24
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
69'
11
Midfielder
11'
0
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
45 + 3'
72'
25
Forward/Striker
59'
3
Forward/Striker
75'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mfundhisi Chauke
Forward/Striker
59'
22
William Thwala
Midfielder
69'
7
Mxolisi Kunene
Midfielder
60'
36
Gustavo Paez
Forward/Striker
72'
28
Sipho Moeti
Midfielder
76'
21
George Lebese
Midfielder
75'
17
CARDS
Maboke Matlakala
Midfielder
11'
0
Ndivhuwo Ravhulali
Defender
28'
5
Shaku Olaleng
Defender
45'
6
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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