MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 OCTOBER 2018, 18:00, FNB STADIUM

0
VS
1

Mngomezulu rocket ends Chiefs unbeaten streak

by Bertin Basson

Sat October 06, 20:24

Vusimuzi Mngomezulu scored the only goal of the game as Polokwane City claimed a 1-0 Absa Premiership win over Kaizer Chiefs at an empty Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday evening.

The game was played behind closed doors following a pitch invasion at the same venue last season.

Victory extends Rise and Shine's unbeaten streak in the league to six matches and duly moves them up to fifth place on the log standings. Defeat ends Chiefs seven game run without defeat - they remain third.

Chiefs were the better side in the early exchanges and should've gone a goal up in the eighth minute, but Ryan Moon failed to hit the target with his header attempt from close range.

Dumisani Zuma also went close for the hosts just short of the half-hour mark with an ambitious effort, but it would be Rise and Shine to open the scoring in spectacular fashion.

Mngomezulu with a goal to remember on the cusp of half-time. The midfielder played a neat one-two with Rodney Ramagalela before curling an unstoppable shot from range past Itumleng Khune.

City were happy to defend their lead following the interval and proved a tough nut to crack.

The hosts finally conjured a shot at goal in the 57th minute and George Chigova had to be at his best to deny fellow countryman Khama Billiat from pulling the Glamour Boys level.

Bernard Parker made an instant impact from the bench and had a chance to rescue a point for the Glamour Boys in added time.

The Amakhosi forward did well to lose his marker inside the penalty area, but could only succeed in guiding a tame effort straight down the City shot-stopper's throat.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 0

Polokwane City (1) 1 (Mngomezulu 45')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Mphahlele, Ngezana, Booysen, Walusimbi, Maluleka, Ntshangase, Manyama (Ekstein 75'), Billiat, Zuma (Parker 81'), Moon (Paez 63').

Polokwane City: Chigova; Mvelase, Motloung, Hlongwane, Nkili, Manaka, Maluleke (Baloyi 90+2'), Seabi, Booi (Mbonani 87'), Mngomezulu (Musona 70'), Ramagalela.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
Vusimuzi Tebogo Mngomezulu (45 + 1')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
1
29
Defender
90'
27
Defender
5
Midfielder
25
2
Midfielder
67'
87'
0
Midfielder
81'
28
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
90'
8
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
13
10
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
38'
30
Midfielder
24
Forward/Striker
74'
0
Midfielder
45 + 1'
70'
0
Forward/Striker
63'
29
Forward/Striker
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Gustavo Paez
Forward/Striker
63'
9
Walter Musona
Forward/Striker
70'
29
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
74'
27
Sibusiso Mbonani
Defender
87'
22
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
81'
25
Charles Baloyi
Midfielder
90'
0
CARDS
Siyabonga Ngezana
Midfielder
38'
30
Bongile Booi
Midfielder
67'
0
Nicholas Motlaung
Defender
90'
27
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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