MATCH CENTRE

WED 20 SEPTEMBER 2017, 19:30, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

0
VS
2

Páez brace guides Amakhosi past Maritzburg

by Bertin Basson

Wed September 20, 21:50

Gustavo Páez bagged a brace as Kaizer Chiefs moved to fourth place on the Absa Premiership log standings in aftermath of a 2-0 win over Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday evening.

At a venue were they have found the going tough in the past eight years, the Amakhosi showed grit and determination with Itumeleng Khune particularly spectacular once more.

The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper winning his third man-of-the-match accolade in succession for his role in keeping a motivated Team of Choice outfit at arms length.

The game was an action packed affair, with Maritzburg showing their visitors no respect from the onset.

Páez, though, would open the scoring for the Soweto giants - pouncing on a loose ball inside the area after Richard Ofori had denied Bhongolwethu Jayiya in the 14th minute.

This would spark Maritzburg into life with the hosts dominating the rest of the half to no avail, with Khune and his defence resolute.

0-0 at the break.

Maritzburg resumed their assault on Khune's goal following the interval, but it would be Chiefs to double their lead on the hour mark. Páez quickest to react after Maritzburg failed to clear their lines from a corner-kick.

The hosts continued to pour forward in numbers, and were rewarded for their persistence in the 89th minute with a penalty-kick. Khune, though, would not be beaten as he denied Evans Rusike from 12 yards.

As a result, Chiefs leapfrog Maritzburg who slip to fifth after seeing their unbeaten run come to an end.

Maritzburg United (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 2 (Páez 14' 60')

Maritzburg United: Ofori; Xulu, Fransman, Sanoka (Makaringe 46'), Weidlich (Mokate 79') - Shandu, Mekoa , Maboe, Atouba - Fillecia (Van Wyk 78'), Rusike

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Moleko, Gordinho, Cardoso, Zulu - Katsande, Malope (Ekstein 71'), Meyiwa (Mathoho 67') - Jayiya (Parker 80'), Tshabalala, Páez

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
28. Gustavo Paez (14')
28. Gustavo Paez (60')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
16
Defender
4
Defender
79'
5
Defender
18
Defender
36'
46'
32
26
Defender
25
Defender
23
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
71'
35
Midfielder
49'
28
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
90'
15
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
78'
9
Midfielder
67'
38
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
80'
10
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
14'
60'
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Fortune Makaringe
Midfielder
46'
13
Erick Mathoho
Defender
67'
3
Sheldon Van Wyk
Midfielder
78'
12
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
71'
27
Mohau Mokate
Forward/Striker
79'
22
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
80'
25
CARDS
Pogiso Sanoka
Defender
36'
32
Deolin Mekoa
Midfielder
49'
28
Lebohang Maboe
Midfielder
90'
15
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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