MATCH CENTRE

SUN 17 JANUARY 2016, 15:30, FREE STATE STADIUM

0
VS
1

Chiefs up to fourth

by BackPageTXT

Sun January 17, 17:46

Kaizer Chiefs bagged their first win in the New Year when they beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Free State Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A second half penalty by Willard Katsande helped Steve Komphela’s men bag the three points as they occupy the fourth spot on the log table with 25 points from 14 matches.

Both sides were chasing their first wins in the New Year and the hosts started the match with a youthful side as they dictated terms in the opening stages of the tie.

After 10 minutes of action, the Amakhosi were awarded a set piece just outside the box which Siphiwe Tshabalala took, but Celtic partially cleared the danger only for George Maluleka’s follow up shot to hit the side netting.

Serame Letsoaka’s men responded swiftly when Wayde Jooste delivered a great cross from the right, but Lerato Lamola’s attempt went just wide.

Just after 30 minutes into the contest, good interplay from the visitors saw Maluleka shooting narrowly wide from just inside the box.

In the 40th minute, Siwlelele wasted a wonderful opportunity to grab the lead when Jooste sent in a cross, but it went astray with nobody to finish it off.

It was 0-0 at half-time.

Immediately after the resumption of the second stanza, Celtic exchanged good one touches to put Gabardinho Mhango into space, but the Malawian forward was denied by Pieterse.

Towards the 60th minute, Tignyemb showed his class when he tipped Letsholonyane’s beautiful shot from the edge of the box over the cross bar.

Nine minutes later, Chiefs debutant William Twala hit the woodwork with Tignyemb beaten.

In the 71st minute, Amakhosi were awarded a penalty when Twala was fouled in the box and Katsande converted from the spot to hand Chiefs the lead, 1-0.

Towards the final 10 minutes of the match Siwelele tried all they could to bounce back into the encounter, but the Amakhosi successfully held on for the win.

The loss leaces Celtic at number nine on the table with 17 points.

Bloemfontein Celtic: (0) 0
Kaizer Chiefs: (0) 1 (Katsande 71’)

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb, Rikhotso, Lubisi (Lakay 88’), April, Jooste, Ndengane, Nyatama, Morena, Shikweni (Ntanga 62’), Lamola, Mhango (Pelembe 73’)

Kaizer Chiefs: Pieterse, Gaxa, Gordinho, Mathoho, Masilela, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Maluleka (Bukenya 79’), Matovu (Twala 55’), Tshabalala, Abraw (Ndulula 64’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FREE STATE STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
31. Willard Katsande (72')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
3
Midfielder
9'
27
26
Midfielder
74'
88'
26
Defender
5
Midfielder
4
Defender
24
Midfielder
44
Midfielder
79'
12
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
55'
0
Midfielder
62'
25
Midfielder
90 + 4'
6
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
14
Midfielder
72'
31
Forward/Striker
42'
64'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Vuyani Ntanga
Midfielder
62'
15
William Thwala
Midfielder
55'
0
Helder Pelembe
Forward/Striker
73'
24
Bongani Ndulula
Forward/Striker
64'
9
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
88'
7
Ivan Bukenya
Midfielder
79'
30
CARDS
Aphiwe Lubisi
Midfielder
74'
26
Camaldine Abraw
Forward/Striker
42'
9
Alfred Ndengane
Midfielder
9'
27
Reneilwe Letsholonyane
Midfielder
90 + 4'
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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