MATCH CENTRE

WED 12 APRIL 2017, 19:30, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

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Maluleka and Paez goals send Amakhosi into second place

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Wed April 12, 21:40

Kaizer Chiefs beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein on Wednesday night.

As a result Amakhosi move to second spot on the league table, while Phunya Sele Sele move down to the 13th spot on the standings.

Phunya Sele Sele were under pressure in the opening stages of the encounter as Amakhosi searched for an early goal.

The visitors deservedly took lead in the 12th minute when Joseph Molangoane set up George Maluleka, who scored with a good finish to make it 1-0 to Chiefs.

The home side did put pressure Amakhosi in search of the equalizing goal, but they could not beat Itumeleng Khune in Chiefs goal.

The Amakhosi captain produced several good saves from Celtic's long range efforts to ensure that the first-half ended with Chiefs leading 1-0.

Lehlohonolo Seema, the Celtic coach, decided to make a change 10 minutes after the restart introducing Burundian striker Fiston Razak Abdul.

However, it was Chiefs' second-half substitute Gustavo Paez, who scored in the 68th minute to make it 2-0 to the visitors with the Celtic defence exposed.

Celtic winger Lyle Lakay forced Chiefs shot-stopper Khune into a good save in the 79th minute with an attempt from the left-hand side.

The visitors' defence contained Celtic in the remaining minutes of the game and Chiefs walked away 2-0 winners on the night.

Celtic (0) 0
Chiefs (1) 2 ( Maluleka 12', Paez 68')

Celtic: Tignyemb, Nyatama, Rikhotso (Mvula 82'), Ndengane, Lakay, Dube, Letlabika, Mxoyana, Hotto (Mahlasela 67') Phalane, Mabasa (Abdul 55').

Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Gordonho, Mathoho, Masilela, Maluleka, Katsande, Molangoane (Twala 79'), Chirambadare (Paez 55'), Tshabalala, Parker (Ekstein 83')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
12. George Maluleka (12')
28. Gustavo Paez (68')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
25'
19
Defender
3
26
5
2
Midfielder
27
Defender
24
Midfielder
67'
11
Midfielder
55'
11
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
12'
12
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
17'
31
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
83'
83'
25
Forward/Striker
55'
17
Forward/Striker
79'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Fiston Razak Abdul
Forward/Striker
55'
21
Gustavo Paez
Forward/Striker
55'
28
Kabelo Mahlasela
Midfielder
67'
35
William Thwala
Midfielder
79'
7
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
83'
27
CARDS
Sibusiso Mxoyana
Defender
25'
19
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
17'
31
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
83'
25
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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