MATCH CENTRE

SAT 13 JANUARY 2018, 20:15, FNB STADIUM

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Rise and Shine end their winning run against Chiefs

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sat January 13, 22:43

Walter Musona's stunner failed to hand Polokwane City a win when they lost 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership on Saturday night at FNB Stadium.

Coming from this defeat, City now occupies position 11 with 18 points from 16 league outings.

For the Soweto giants, they scored through Ryan Moon and Dumisani Zuma as they returned to winning ways.

It was a slow start by both sides, but Chiefs’ Itumeleng Khune was called to produce a save in the eighth minute when he collected a stray shot from the midfield.

After the 10th minute, midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa unleashed a shot with a powerful left foot, but the Zimbabwean keeper George Chigova was equal to the task to parry it away for a corner.

In the 20th minute, Rise and Shine fought back to regain possession and were awarded a set piece as Musona netted from long range a minute later to beat Khune on his top right corner.

The 29th minute saw Simphiwe Tshabalala testing Chigova from a distance with his trademark left foot, and the keeper saved with his right foot.

However, a minute later Moon netted from close range with a powerful header resulting from Tshabalala’s corner making it 1-1.

Amakhosi came back in full force in search of their second goal and it was Tshabalala who delivered a telling set piece and Teenage Hadebe missed from close range as his effort sailed over the crossbar in the 55th minute.

The visitors thought they had bagged the lead when Rendani Ndou scored three minutes later, but he was adjudged to have come from an offside position.

Zuma made an immediate impact from the bench to make it 2-1 when he pounced on a cross down the right from Joseph Molangoane, 2-1 to the hosts.

Bernard Molekwa’s troops did not sit back, but fought to level the scores and Musona missed a sitter after wonderful cross from the left flank.

In the injury time, Willard Katsande clipped City skipper Jabulani Maluleke and the visitors had a set piece on the d-line, but the visiting skipper could not hit the target.

After this hard-fought win, Steve Komphela's side now moves to number four with 26 points from 17 league matches.

Kaizer Chiefs (1) 2 (Moon 31’, Zuma 65’)
Polokwane City (1) 1 (Musona 21’)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Cardoso, Hadebe, Mathoho, Zulu, Molangoane, Katsande, Meyiwa (Ntshangase 61’), Tshabalala, Moon (Ekstein 75’), Páez (Zuma 63’)

Polokwane City: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane (Ravhulali 89’), Maponyane, Mbonani, Seabi, Ramagalela, Vilakazi (Maluleke 67’), Ndou, Maluleke, Musona (Booi 71’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
30. Ryan Moon (31') 29. Walter Musona (21')
42. Dumisani Zuma (66')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
80'
22
Defender
3
Defender
2
Defender
23
Midfielder
8
Defender
51'
20
Midfielder
67'
0
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
90'
31
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
61'
38
Midfielder
89'
24
Forward/Striker
63'
28
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
85'
17
Forward/Striker
31'
75'
30
Forward/Striker
21'
71'
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siphelele Ntshangase
Midfielder
61'
0
Wiseman Maluleke
Midfielder
67'
0
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
63'
42
Bongile Booi
Midfielder
71'
0
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
75'
27
Ndivhuwo Ravhulali
Defender
89'
5
CARDS
Teenage Hadebe
Defender
51'
20
Sibusiso Mbonani
Defender
80'
22
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
90'
31
Rodney Ramagalela
Forward/Striker
85'
17
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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