MATCH CENTRE

WED 12 DECEMBER 2018, 19:30, FNB STADIUM

1
VS
0

Maluleka helps Middendorp to winning start

by Staff Reporter

Wed December 12, 21:54

Ernst Middendorp got off to a winning start in his second spell at Kaizer Chiefs as the Amakhosi registered a 1-0 Absa Premiership win over SuperSport United at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Wednesday evening.

George Maluleka scored the only goal of the game as the Glamour Boys move up to fifth place on the log standings, six points off the pace. SuperSport fall to seventh.

The Amakhosi were the dominant side from the onset and should've had the lead before the break, but Ronwen Williams was proving a tough man to beat.

Khama Billiat was the main protagonist for the hosts, teeing up a wasteful Leonardo Castro before playing a delightful through ball to Lebogang Manyama who saw his shot well saved by the Matsatsantsa shot-stopper.

Billiat himself called Williams into action in the 40th minute after bursting through on goal, but again the goal-minder stood firm. Goalless at the break.

Maluleka fired the hosts in front in the 54th minute with a powerful effort from the edge of the area. Donning the captain's armband in place of the injured Itumeleng Khune and suspended Willard Katsande, Maluleka rose to the occasion.

SuperSport tried to find a way back into the clash in the closing stages, but never really tested Virgil Vries in the Chiefs' goal as a strike from their former midfielder condemned them to a second successive defeat in the league.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Maluleka 64')

SuperSport United (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs: Vries; Moleko, Booysen, Cardoso, Walusimbi, Maluleka, Ntshangase (Mahlasela 46'), Zulu (Zuma 90+4'), Manyama, Billiat, Castro (Parker 61').

SuperSport United: Williams; Kekana, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera, Ntshangase, Mokoena (Lungu 76'), Mbule (Keene 60'), Modiba, Lakay (Phala 46'), Rusike.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
12. George Maluleka (64')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
4
Defender
4
29
Defender
20
Defender
18
Defender
3'
23
Defender
5
Defender
14
Defender
90 + 4'
22
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
64'
12
0
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
60'
24
Midfielder
46'
10
Midfielder
76'
28
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
61'
8
Forward/Striker
46'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Kabelo Mahlasela
Midfielder
46'
17
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
46'
13
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
61'
25
James Keene
Forward/Striker
60'
11
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
90 + 4'
28
Ghampani Lungu
Midfielder
76'
0
CARDS
Morgan Gould
Defender
3'
23
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
80'
13
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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