MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 OCTOBER 2016, 18:00, MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

2
VS
0

Gordinho and Lebese send Chiefs back to the top of the log

by BackPageTXT

Sat October 15, 20:01

A third goal of the season from defender Lorenzo Gordinho and a late strike from George Lebese saw Kaizer Chiefs defeat Ajax Cape Town 2-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

It’s a fourth victory in a row for the Amakhosi, who reassume top spot on the log after seeing Golden Arrows leapfrog them earlier in the day.

Chiefs enjoyed the majority of possession in the first half, but the best early chance went the way of Ajax in the third minute. Daniel Cardoso slipped in trying to recover a ball and Nathan Paulse poked a hurried effort wide of goal when a bit of composure would have given him an easy finish.

The Soweto giants soon took control of the game, but despite some fine passing and plenty of movement in the wide areas, they struggled to created clear-cut chances with which to threaten the Cape side’s goal posts.

The only clear chance for the Amakhosi arrived in the 39th minute. William Twala provided a peach of a cross from the right flank and left-back Sibusiso Khumalo arrived at the back post to meet the ball, but his header failed to find the target.

After their dominant showing in the first half, Chiefs began the second strongly and deservedly broke the deadlock just three minutes after the restart. A short corner kick allowed George Maluleka to provide a great cross from the right and Lorenzo Gordinho easily headed home at the far post.

Chiefs went on to miss two great chances to add to their advantage – with substitute Lewis Macha unwittingly culpable in both instances – while Ajax gave warning that they were capable of spoiling the Amakhosi’s party when a substitute of their own, Tashriq Morris, put a snap shot wide of the mark with just over a quarter hour to play.

The Urban Warriors had one more good chance in the dying minutes when a mistake from Gordinho gave substitute Prince Nxumalo a clear sight of goal in the 18-yard area, but the striker pulled his shot wide of the mark.

Chiefs finally wrapped up the points in injury time when George Lebese sprinted free on a counter, rounded the goalkeeper and finished coolly to make it 2-0. The Soweto giants’ evening was soured slightly by the late sending off of Maluleka for a second yellow card.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 2 (Gordinho 48’, Lebese 90+4’)

Ajax Cape Town 0

Chiefs: Khune, Moleko, Gordinho, Cardoso, Khumalo, Katsande, Maluleka, Twala (Parker 74’), Ekstein (Tshabalala 64’), Lebese, Katsvairo (Macha 58’)

Ajax: Petersen, Mabaso, Coetzee, Chipeta, Lebusa, Isaacs, Graham, Mayambela (Morris 67’), Mosadi, Mokoena (Mzwakali 55’), Paulse (Nxumalo 84’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
26. Lorenzo Joao Gordinho (48')
17. George Lebese (90 + 4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 1 2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
53'
2
Defender
18
Defender
4
Defender
48'
26
Defender
5
Defender
3
Defender
3
Midfielder
85'
90 + 4'
17
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
87'
90 + 6'
90 + 6'
12
Midfielder
55'
18
Midfielder
64'
27
Midfielder
37'
67'
22
Midfielder
58'
8
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
8'
31
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
74'
7
Forward/Striker
84'
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lewis Macha
Forward/Striker
58'
19
Bantu Mzawkali
Midfielder
55'
11
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Midfielder
64'
14
Tasriq Morris
Midfielder
67'
14
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
74'
25
Prince Nxumalo
Forward/Striker
84'
15
CARDS
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
8'
31
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
37'
22
George Lebese
Midfielder
85'
17
Abel Mabaso
Defender
53'
2
George Maluleka
Midfielder
87'
12
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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