MATCH CENTRE

WED 28 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:30, JAMES MOTLATSI STADIUM

0
VS
2

Zimbabwe duo guide Chiefs to victory

by BackPageTXT

Wed September 28, 21:53

Goals from Willard Katsande and Michelle Katsvairo guided Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-0 Absa Premiership win over Free State Stars at the James Motlatsi Stadium on Wednesday.

Victory leading the Amakhosi to the top of the standings, while Ea Lla Koto remain winless after five fixtures.

Chasing a hat-trick of wins, the Glamour Boys got off the perfect start with Katsande converting from 12 yards following a foul inside the area.

Joseph Okumu with a clumsy challenge on Sibusiso Khumalo which resulted in the spot-kick, which the Zimbabwe international duly tucked away with 10 minutes on the clock.

Ea Lla Koto, though, were not to be intimated by their visitors and bossed large portions of the opening stanza with Itumeleng Khune - in his 250th start for Chiefs - on his toes to keep out a stinging effort from Goodman Dlamini on 39 minutes.

Chiefs kicked things up a notch in the final few exchanges of the stanza, with first Mulomowandau Mathoho and then Lorenzo Gordinho sending their respective header attempts inches wide of the woodwork.

The visitors were causing their hosts all sorts of problems from set-pieces and went close once more from a free-kick in the 58th minute; 'Tower' again sending his attempt wide of goal.

Steve Komphela's troops doubled their lead six minutes later. Katsvairo with his first goal in a Kaizer Chiefs shirt - guiding a low shot past Thela Ngobeni after being played through on goal by George Lebese.

Despite chances on either side of the pitch in the dying exchanges of the game, the match would end 2-0 in favour of Steve Komphela's troops.

Free State Stars (0) 0
Kaizer Chiefs (1) 2 (Katsande PEN 10' Katsvairo 64')

Free State Stars: Ngobeni; Mashego, Okumu, Nkausu, Thlone - Dlamini, Vilakazi, Dlamini, Venter, Sekola - Sekotlong (Mobbie 82'), Kizza (Ella 68')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Mphahlele, Gordinho, Mathoho (Cardoso 89'), Khumalo - Katsande - Twala (Parker 82'), Maluleka, Lebese - Ekstein, Katsvairo (Manqele 81')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH JAMES MOTLATSI STADIUM
FREE STATE STARS GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
31. Willard Katsande (10')
8. Michelle Katsvairo (64')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
32
24
Defender
89'
3
Defender
40
Defender
90'
26
Defender
33
Defender
31'
2
Midfielder
26
Defender
3
Midfielder
90 + 3'
20
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
57'
50
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
63'
82'
7
Midfielder
64'
81'
8
Forward/Striker
8
Midfielder
10'
31
Midfielder
85'
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Armand Ella
Midfielder
68'
45
Edward Manqele
Forward/Striker
81'
22
Nyiko Mobbie
Defender
82'
2
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
85'
25
Daniel Cardoso
Defender
89'
4
CARDS
Nhlanhla Vilakazi
Midfielder
57'
50
Ramahlwe Mphahlele
Defender
31'
2
Thokozani Sekotlong
Midfielder
63'
7
Lorenzo Joao Gordinho
Defender
90'
26
Katlego Mashego (FST)
Midfielder
90 + 3'
20
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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