MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 MAY 2017, 20:15, FNB STADIUM

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Kaizer Chiefs drop points against Golden Arrows

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat May 06, 22:42

Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 with Lamontville Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday night.

As a result Amakhosi remain fourth on the league standings, while Abafana Bes'thende move up to the ninth spot on the table.

The two teams created chances in the opening exchanges, but Arrows striker Lerato Lamola and Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka both missed their chances.

The best chance of the first-half fell for Arrows forward Siphelele Magubane, who was denied by Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune in the 32nd minute.

Amakhosi nearly scored just before the half-time break when Hendrick Ekstein did well to set-up Ramahlwe Mphahlele, who fired a shot across the face of goal.

Nevertheless, the two sides were unable to find the back of the net in the first-half and the score was 0-0 at the interval on a chilly night.

Chiefs began the second-half brightly and Arrows goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede was forced to come off his line and gather the ball before the home side could pounce just after the restart.

In the 63rd minute, Ekstein decided to try his luck from range, but the diminutive midfielder's effort narrowly missed Gumede's goal-posts.

Amakhosi deservedly took the lead 14 minutes later when super-sub Ryan Moon chested the ball and brought it down, before scoring to make it 1-0 to Chiefs.

However, Arrows never lost hope after conceding with less than 15 minutes left on the clock as their coach Clinton Larsen urged them to push forward in numbers.

Knox Mutizwa was the man, who saved Arrows as the Zimbabwean striker scored in stoppage time to earn his side a 1-1 stalemate with Chiefs.

Chiefs (0) 1 (Moon 77')
Arrows (0) 1 (Mutizwa 94')

Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Mathoho, Masilela, Maluleka, Katsande, Ekstein (Lebese 69'), Chirambadare (Twala 53'), Paez, Parker (Moon 72').

Arrows: Gumede, Dlamini, Mathiane Mzava, Mthiyane, Bilankulu, Jooste (Fikizolo 74), Sibiya, Mahachi, Magubane (Phiri 63'), Lamola (Mutizwa 61').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
Ryan Moon (77') 19. Knox Mutizwa (90 + 4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
32
Defender
4
Defender
5
Defender
3
Defender
28
2
Defender
20
Defender
24
Midfielder
46
Midfielder
54'
11
Midfielder
41
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
69'
27
Midfielder
63'
27
Midfielder
18'
31
Midfielder
74'
17
Forward/Striker
72'
25
Forward/Striker
61'
41
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
William Thwala
Midfielder
54'
7
Knox Mutizwa
Forward/Striker
61'
19
George Lebese
Midfielder
69'
17
Danny Phiri
Midfielder
63'
26
Ryan Moon
Forward/Striker
72'
0
Andile Fikizolo
Midfielder
74'
7
CARDS
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
18'
31
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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