MATCH CENTRE

WED 09 MARCH 2016, 19:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

2
VS
0

Chiefs suffer defeat in Rustenburg

by BackPageTXT

Wed March 09, 21:52

Kaizer Chiefs failed to bounce back from their weekend defeat to Orlando Pirates when they lost 2-0 to Platinum Stars on Wednesday night at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

In the wake of the loss, Steve Komphela's men remain at number three on the log table with 39 points, whilst Dikwena move to the fourth spot with 37 points next to their name.

A brace by Ndumiso Mabena ensured Cavin Johnson's men claimed the full three points on the night and collected six points from the defending Absa Premiership champions this season.

Amakhosi had most of the ball possession in the early stages and Camaldine Abraw made a great run into the box receiving a cross from William Twala, but his header went over the crossbar after 10 minutes.

However, in the 17th minute, Lucky Baloyi wasted a wonderful opportunity when Siphiwe Tshabalala beat three Dikwena defenders down the left before laying the ball for Baloyi, who saw his shot going wide.

Stars played too deep, with too many back-passes to Mbongeni Mzimela, but Amakhosi failed to capitalise as Mzimela became the busier of the two goalkeepers.

In the 23rd minute, Mabena found the opening goal when he received a flick-on from Bonginkosi Ntuli in a two-on-two situation and the forward took a shot which deflected off Erick Mathoho, beating Itumeleng Khune at his top corner.

Five minutes later, Dikwena nearly made it two when Morgan Gould and Mathoho failed to communicate at the back, and Tower's header went inches wide of his own goal following a great free kick by Masibuzane Zongo.

After 30 minutes of action, Gould went forward and nearly found an equaliser from a set piece down the left flank, but his free header went so close to Mzimela's far corner.

With exactly five minutes remaining to the interval, Solomon Mathe's well struck shot gave Amakhosi a scare but it went over Khune's crossbar.

Despite putting constant pressure on the hosts, Steve Komphela's men failed to get an equaliser and it was 1-0 at the interval.

In the second stanza, Cavin Johnson's charges were better as the match gained momentum and after the 51st minute, Mzimela showed his quality by denying Baloyi a chance to equalise.

In the 57th minute, Khune was equal to the task when he stretched to deny Robert Ng'ambi from a wonderful header, after a cross from Zongo down the right.

In an aim to respond, Tshabalala unleashed a good shot in the 62nd minute but it went wide to the right of Mzimela's posts after a wonderful exchange of passes.

With 13 minutes to go, Stars were awarded a penalty when Bernard Parker was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box.

Referee Victor Gomes pointed to the spot and Mabena sealed his brace, making it 2-0 in the 79th minute.

A minute later, Parker wasted a great chance to make it 2-1 when he received a rebound from Mzimela but his effort sailed wide.

In the last five minutes, Parker again missed another great chance to score when a loose ball bounced in his path but he failed to keep it down.

Platinum Stars (1) 2 (Mabena 24’ 79’ pen)
Kaizer Chiefs 0

Stars: Mzimela, Mere, Sithole, Nhlapo, Zulu, Msomi (Kodisang 70’), Mathe, N’gambi, Zongo (Gumede 77’), Mabena, Ntuli (Rodgers 83’)

Chiefs: Khune, Moleko, Gould, Mathoho, Masilela (Ritchie 75’), Twala, Katsande, Baloyi (Mthembu 82’), Tshabalala, Parker, Abraw (Maluleka 62’)

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
10. Ndumiso Mabena (23')
10. Ndumiso Mabena (79')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
5
Defender
3
Defender
25
Defender
18
Defender
22
Defender
81'
35
Defender
2
Defender
83
Midfielder
55'
77'
0
Defender
78'
24
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
86'
14
Midfielder
70'
0
Midfielder
28'
31
Forward/Striker
82'
9
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
23'
79'
10
Forward/Striker
77'
25
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
61'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Kobamelo Kodisang
Forward/Striker
70'
18
George Maluleka
Midfielder
61'
12
S'boniso Gumede
Defender
77'
4
Keegan Ritchie
Defender
78'
13
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
82'
9
Siphelele Mthembu
Forward/Striker
81'
20
CARDS
Masibusane Zongo
Midfielder
55'
0
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
28'
31
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
77'
25
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Midfielder
86'
14
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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