MATCH CENTRE

SUN 04 AUGUST 2019, 15:00, MAKHULONG STADIUM

2
VS
3

Chiefs off to winning start

by Staff Reporter

Sun August 04, 17:23

Kaizer Chiefs got their Absa Premiership campaign off to a winning start with a 3-2 victory over Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Sunday afternoon.


The Amakhosi hit the front with just five minutes on the clock as Lebogang Manyama nodded home Kearyn Baccus’ pin-point cross.


Highlands, though, wouldn’t have to wait long for their opening goal of the season as Rodney Ramagalela hammered home from close range in the 22nd minute, to mark his debut with a goal.


The Lions of the North were the better team for most of the first half and carried that momentum into the second as Peter Shalulile handed the hosts the lead, firing home from close range.


Chiefs levelled matters in the 50th minute through Manyama who completed his brace. The former Cape Town City captain well positioned to volley home Samir Nurkovic’s cushion header.


Eric Mathoho scored the winner with seven minutes of regulation time remaining to cap an exciting opening weekend of league action.


The towering defender only had eyes for goal as the ball fell to him on the edge of the area and he was duly rewarded as his shot took a wicked deflection on its way to finding the back of the net and clinching all three points for the visitors in the process.


Highlands Park (1) 2 (Ramagalela 22′ Shalulile 47′)

Kaizer Chiefs (1) 3 (Manyama 5′ 50′ Mathoho 83′)


Highlands Park: Heugh; Mokoena, Ramoraka, Fransman, Mzava, Makhaula (Nyembe 77′), Mahlangu, Mbatha, Jooste (Mbunjana 65′), Shalulile, Ramagalela (Mbhele 77′).


Kaizer Chiefs: Bvuma; Gordinho, Mathoho, Cardoso, Frosler (Mphahlele 82′), Katsande (Maluleka 64′), Manyama, Baccus (Zuma 46′), Parker, Nurkovic, Kambole.


MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
17. Rodney Ramagalela (22') Lebogang Manyama (5')
13. Peter Shalulile (47') Lebogang Manyama (50')
3. Erick Mathoho (83')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 3
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
44
Defender
82'
5
Defender
74'
4
Defender
20
Defender
83'
3
Defender
5
Defender
68'
25
Defender
21
Midfielder
46'
6
Midfielder
43
Midfielder
82'
33
Midfielder
66'
77'
4
Midfielder
64'
31
Midfielder
40
Forward/Striker
25
Midfielder
40'
65'
27
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
47'
13
Forward/Striker
5'
50'
56'
0
Forward/Striker
22'
77'
17
Forward/Striker
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mlungisi Mbunjana
Midfielder
65'
8
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
46'
28
Sabelo Nyembe
Midfielder
77'
31
George Maluleka
Midfielder
64'
12
Sifiso Mbhele
Defender
77'
20
Ramahlwe Mphahlele
Defender
82'
2
CARDS
Wayde Jooste
Midfielder
40'
27
Lebogang Manyama
Forward/Striker
56'
0
Makhehlene Makhaula
Midfielder
66'
4
Lorenzo Joao Gordinho
Defender
68'
25
Bevan Fransman
Defender
82'
5
Daniel Cardoso
Defender
74'
4
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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