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SAT 28 FEBRUARY 2015, 15:00

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Chiefs Down Rollers To Move On In Champions League

by Staff Reporter

Sat February 28, 17:11

Kaizer Chiefs progressed into the next round of the CAF Champions League 3-1 on aggregate over Botswana’s Township Rollers after winning the second-leg preliminary tie 1-0 at the National Stadium in Gaborone on Saturday.

Siyabonga Nkosi scored the only goal of the game just before the half hour mark to seal victory, adding to their 2-1 first-leg win a fortnight ago.

Chiefs dominated the possession stakes in the first half, but they struggled to break down a well-organised Township Rollers defence.

Instead, the Amakhosi had to shoot from long range as did Siphiwe Tshabalala in the 15th minute, but his shot was brilliantly saved by the home side’s keeper.

In the 22nd minute Bernard Parker dribbled his way through the middle of the park, but saw his 20-yard shot go narrowly wide of the goal.

A minute later Matthew Rusike showed good strength on the edge of the box to find some space, but his low shot skimmed the wrong side of the post.

In the 28th minute Chiefs took the lead thanks to a well-worked goal that saw Tshabalala cross from the left for Rusike to head into the path of Nkosi who fired home from 14-yards out, 1-0.

Rusike was unlucky not to double his side’s lead in the dying seconds of the half when he dragged a 22-yard shot inches wide of the target.

Chiefs led 1-0 at the break.

The second half saw Chiefs come out the change room a bit relaxed and Township Rollers took full control as they had the lion’s share of possession in the second 45.

Still, for all their possession the side from Botswana really struggled to break down the Amakhosi defence.

The home side’s only real chance of the half came on the hour mark when Louis Jerome met a right wing cross, but his 12-yard header went wide of the goal under no pressure from a defender.

Chiefs kept it tight at the back for the final half hour and kept a clean sheet on the day to move into the next round of the CAF Champions League.

Township Rollers (0) 0
Kaizer Chiefs (1) 1 (Nkosi 28’)
*Kaizer Chiefs progress 3-1 on aggregate

Teams

Township Rollers: Masule, Mooketsi, Mathumo, Ncenga, Moswate, Majawa, Ditshupo, Kebaikanye (Sekhana 63’), Boy, Sikele (Ngwenya 63’), Louis.

Kaizer Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Masilela (Moleko 85’), Masango, Nkosi, Katsande, Tshabalala, Parker, Rusike (Mphela 75’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
PRELIMINARY ROUND
TOWNSHIP ROLLERS GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
10. Siyabonga Nkosi (28')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
TOWNSHIP ROLLERS STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
5
Defender
5
Defender
23
Midfielder
63'
3
Defender
85'
24
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
64'
9
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
28'
10
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
87'
31
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
75'
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Koko Sekhana
Forward/Striker
63'
7
Katlego Mphela
Forward/Striker
75'
7
Manqoba Ngwenya
Forward/Striker
64'
20
Kgotso Moleko
Defender
85'
18
CARDS
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
87'
31
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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