MATCH CENTRE

WED 04 APRIL 2018, 19:30, GOBLE PARK STADIUM

0
VS
1

Teenage Hadebe with late winner for Chiefs

by Graeme Jackson

Wed April 04, 21:36

Teenage Hadebe scored deep into injury time to see Kaizer Chiefs defeat Free State Stars 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Goble Park on Wednesday evening.

The result sees the Amakhosi stay on the fringes of title contention, as they moved into third place behind the leading duo of Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Chiefs enjoyed a bright start to the match and nearly claimed the lead as early as the fifth minute, as a fine passing move created space for Hendrick Ekstein to get away a shot but he sent his effort wide of the target.

On seven minutes a blunder at the back from Chiefs was almost very costly, but luckily for the visitors Daniel Cardoso was able to clean up and spare the blushes of Itumeleng Khune before Siphelele Mthembi could capitalise.

In the 13th minute Stars again threatened in attack, as they opened up space for veteran hardman Paulus Masehe to fire an effort on goal, but Khune got across to the tip the shot over the crossbar for a corner kick.

Ten minutes later Ea Lla Koto came close to an opener again, with winger Sinethemba Jantjie dribbling through midfield before getting away a shot from just outside the box, but the effort flashed wide of Khune’s posts.

The remainder of the first half saw the Amakhosi reassert some control after weathering a storm from the hosts – and they even had a couple of half-openings for the likes of Ryan Moon – but the score remained goalless up to the interval.

Stars created the first chance of the second half a couple of minutes after the restart, as former Chiefs man Mthembu was played in goal, but he only succeeded in hitting the side when he should have put the hosts in front.

It was soon Chiefs’ turn to get on the front foot, as both Leonardo Castro and Ekstein had goal-bound efforts well saved by Stars goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare, but it seemed they would be frustrated.

However, deep in injury time, a Siphiwe Tshabalala free kick found the head of Teenage Hadebe, who steered a brilliant effort beyond the reach of the ‘keeper to win the game 1-0 and claim all three points on offer.

Free State Stars 0
Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Hadebe 90+4’)

Stars: Sangare, Mobbie, Keita, Mahamutsam Phungwayo, Dlamini (Potsane 79’), Masehe, Vilakazi, Jantjie, Tchilimbou, Mthembu

Chiefs: Khune, Cardoso, Mathoho, Hadebe, Mphahlele (Jayiya 82’), Katsande, Ekstein, Zulu (Zuma 68’), Tshabalala, Moon (Parker 59’), Castro

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH GOBLE PARK STADIUM
FREE STATE STARS GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
20. Teenage Hadebe (90 + 4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
22
Defender
4
Defender
2
Defender
3
29
Defender
68'
23
Defender
28
Defender
82'
2
Midfielder
79'
26
Defender
59'
90 + 4'
20
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
90 + 1'
50
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
86'
5
Midfielder
90'
31
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
29'
59'
30
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tebogo Potsane
Forward/Striker
79'
18
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
59'
25
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
68'
42
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
82'
10
CARDS
Paulus Masehe
Midfielder
86'
5
Ryan Moon
Forward/Striker
29'
30
Nhlanhla Vilakazi
Midfielder
90 + 1'
50
Teenage Hadebe
Defender
59'
20
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
90'
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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