MATCH CENTRE

TUE 25 AUGUST 2015, 19:30, PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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VS
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The Citizens bounce back to deny Amakhosi

by Staff Reporter

Tue August 25, 21:26

Goals by Erick Mathoho and Puleng Tlolane in each half meant the Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City match produced no winner, ending 1-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

The draw placed Amakhosi at position two on the log standings with five points behind leaders Black Aces who have seven points while the Citizens occupy seventh spot with four points.

Although both sides played entertaining football, it was the visitors who first threatened when defender Tsepo Masilela unleashed a long range shot that flew wide in the sixth minute.

But, as expected, Kostadin Papic’s men displayed some good football, exchanging passes in midfield, but failed to penetrate Chiefs' defence.

Both sides struggled to find the back of the net in the opening exchanges until in the 31st minute, Mathoho jumped onto an error by City. Defender Sibusiso Mbonani handled the ball and was penalised for a free kick which they failed to defend. Mathoho reacted quickest to score with his right foot.

In the 56th minute, Reneilwe Letsholonyane took a shot that did not trouble Konopi in goal before Randy Ngobe released a thunderbolt to beat Khune and hit the crossbar in the 62nd minute, but Puleng Tlolane was on hand to volley home the rebound and make it 1-1.

Chiefs nearly got a winner when Langa cleared Tshabalala’s corner right off the by-line.


Kaizer Chiefs (1) 1 (Mathoho 31’)
Polokwane City (0) 1 (Tlolane 63’)

TEAMS

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Mathoho, Masilela, Gaxa, Xulu, Katsande, Tshabalala, Parker (Maluleka 81’), Letsholonyane, Lebese (Karuru 88’), Mthembu (Ndulula 60’)

Polokwane City: Konopi, Ndou (Mncwango 69’), Mbonani, Masenamela, Nyadombo, Maluleke, Tema (Langa 78’), Nene, Jacobs, Ngobe (Shiba 88’), Tlolane

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
12. Puleng Tlolane (63') 3. Erick Mathoho (31')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
26
Goalkeeper
32
0
Defender
31'
3
Defender
22
Defender
5
Defender
78'
23
Defender
25
Midfielder
8
Defender
24
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
88'
17
Midfielder
18
6
Midfielder
88'
12
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
63'
12
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
55'
69'
19
Forward/Striker
81'
25
Forward/Striker
60'
20
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thobani Mncwango
Forward/Striker
69'
31
Bongani Ndulula
Forward/Striker
60'
9
Tokelo Langa
Midfielder
78'
29
George Maluleka
Midfielder
81'
12
Linda Shiba
Midfielder
88'
13
Ovidy Karuru
Midfielder
88'
25
CARDS
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
55'
19
Tokelo Langa
Midfielder
90 + 4'
29
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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