MATCH CENTRE

WED 11 MAY 2016, 19:30, CHARLES MOPELI STADIUM

2
VS
2

Chiefs draw again to remain fourth

by BackPageTXT

Wed May 11, 22:38

Siphiwe Tshabalala scored in the first minute of added time to earn Kaizer Chiefs a 2-2 draw against Free State Stars at Goble Park on Wednesday.

Steve Komphela's men went behind on two occasions through goals from Sthembiso Ngcobo and Nyiko Tshabangu.

Willard Katsande leveled matters on the cusp of half-time before Tshabangu's goal looked to have earned Stars all three points. But Tshabalala hit the back of the net in stoppage time to earn the Amakhosi their 13th draw (a league high) of the season.

Ea Lla Koto took the lead through Ngcobo in the 15th minute. A mistake by Katsande punished by the sturdy forward who guided his header past a stranded Itumeleng Khune.

Katsande spared Eric Mathoho's blushes, drawing the sides level from the penalty spot following a foul on Reneilwe Letsholonyane by Tshabangu in the 41st minute.

Mathoho had missed a sitter a few minutes before the equaliser.

Stars restored their lead through Tshabangu in the 54th minute. The midfielder's volley leaving Khune with no chance.

His stunner looked to have sealed the win for the hosts, but poor defending left Tshabalala with a chance to level matters once again; the former Stars ace duly obliged - hammering the ball past Daouda Diakite.

Free State Stars (1) 2 (Ngcobo 15' Tshabangu 54')

Kaizer Chiefs (1) 2 (Katsande PEN 41' Tshabalala 90+1')

Free State Stars: Diakite; Mobbie, Da Costa, Sankara, Rakoti (Nkausu 60') - Thethani, Vilakazi, Gopane, Tshabangu - Mothiba (Masana 90+6'), Ngcobo (Somaeb 67')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Moleko, Gould, Mathoho, Masilela - Katsande - Twala, Letsholonyane (Maluleka 68'), Lebese - Tshabalala, Parker (Abraw 68')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CHARLES MOPELI STADIUM
FREE STATE STARS GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
29. Sthembiso Ngcobo (15') 31. Willard Katsande (41')
16. Nyiko Tshabangu (54') 14. Siphiwe Tshabalala (90 + 1')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
5 2
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
33'
1
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
6
Defender
3
Defender
42
Defender
18
Defender
60'
28
Defender
83
Defender
16'
18
Defender
24
Midfielder
90 + 6'
41
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
68'
6
Midfielder
39'
54'
16
Midfielder
90 + 1'
14
Midfielder
28'
90 + 6'
9
Midfielder
41'
71'
31
Forward/Striker
12
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
15'
67'
29
Forward/Striker
56'
68'
25
SUBSTITUTIONS
Davis Nkausu
Defender
60'
40
Camaldine Abraw
Forward/Striker
68'
9
Hendrick Somaeb
Midfielder
67'
11
George Maluleka
Midfielder
68'
12
Sydney Sinawo Masana
Forward/Striker
90 + 6'
21
CARDS
Robert Sankara
Defender
16'
18
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
56'
25
Tshepo Mothipa
Midfielder
28'
9
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
71'
31
Daouda Diakite
Goalkeeper
33'
1
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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