MATCH CENTRE

SUN 18 DECEMBER 2016, 15:30, FNB STADIUM

3
VS
2

Kaizer Chiefs return to winning ways

by BackPageTXT

Sun December 18, 18:02

Kaizer Chiefs came from behind to beat Polokwane City 3-2 in an Absa Premiership game which was played at the FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

As a result the Amakhosi climbed up to fourth on the league table, while Rise and Shine dropped down to position five on the standings.

Amakhosi enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages of the game, but things changed when Willard Katsande committed a penalty in the 22nd minute fouling Puleng Tlolane in the box.

Tlolane's Polokwane teammate Rodney Ramagalela then stepped up, but his effort from the spot-kick was well-saved by Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo, who guessed the right way.

But Khuzwayo was beaten in the 30th minute and it was Ramagalela, who drilled home a fine effort from 20-yards out to make it 1-0 to Polokwane - silencing the Chiefs fans in the process.

Chiefs did press for the equalizing goal before the half-time break. However, Polokwane stood firm at the back until the referee blew the half-time whistle.

Amakhosi began the second-half lively and they managed to restore parity through Bernard Parker, who netted his first league goal of the season, two minutes after the hour-mark.

In the 71st minute, the Soweto giants took the lead for the first time when their new signing Joseph Molangoane made it 2-1 with a good finish - netting his first goal for the club in the process.

Rise and Shine managed to level matters with eight minutes left on the clock thanks to hard-working forward, Tlolane.

However, Zimbabwe captain Katsande snatched the winning goal for Chiefs in stoppage, much to the delight of the home crowd as the Amakhosi ended their seven-match winless streak.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 3 (Parker 62', Molangoane 71', Katsande 90+2')
Polokwane City (1) 2 (Ramagalela 30', Tlolane 82')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Mphahlele (Moleko 57'), Khumalo, Gordinho, Mathoho, Katsande, Maluleka (Ekstein 70'), Molangoane, Tshabalala, Parker, Macha (Letlotlo 45').

Polokwane City: Chigova, Maponyane (Jembula 77'), Semenya, Matsemela, Tema, Maluleke, Klaas, Seabi (Mbonani 45'), Ramagalela, Tlolane, Mncwango (Ndou 90')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
25. Bernard Parker (61') 17. Rodney Ramagalela (30')
23. Joseph Malongoane (71') 10. Puleng Tlolane (82')
31. Willard Katsande (90 + 2')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
3
Defender
2
26
Defender
0
Defender
57'
2
Defender
23
Defender
3
Defender
77'
5
Midfielder
70'
12
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
18'
45'
21
Midfielder
90 + 2'
31
15
Forward/Striker
61'
25
Forward/Striker
52'
82'
10
Forward/Striker
71'
23
Forward/Striker
30'
17
Forward/Striker
45'
19
Forward/Striker
90'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Emmanuel Letlotlo
Forward/Striker
45'
21
Sibusiso Mbonani
Defender
45'
22
Kgotso Moleko
Defender
57'
18
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
77'
38
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
70'
27
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
90'
19
CARDS
Sammy Seabi
Midfielder
18'
21
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
52'
10
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
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