MATCH CENTRE

TUE 23 APRIL 2019, 19:30, FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG

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Kaizer Chiefs fight back against Golden Arrows

by Staff Reporter

Tue April 23, 21:44

Kaizer Chiefs and Lamontville Golden Arrows drew 1-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.

As a result, Amakhosi and Abafana Bes'thende remain seventh, and ninth respectively on the league table.

Amakhosi dominated ball possession in the opening stages of the encounter as they looked to take an early lead.

Chiefs were handed a golden opportunity to take the lead just before the half-hour mark when the ball fell kindly for Hendrick Eksteon.

However, the 28-year-old attacking midfielder fired over the crossbar from 12-yards as Arrows survived a scare.

This served as a real walk-up call for the visitors, who then broke the deadlock through Nduduzi Sibiya in the 33rd minute.

The creative attacker scored with a beautiful curling effort to make it 1-0 to Arrows after being brilliantly set-up by Sanele Mthenjwa.

Arrows were leading 1-0 at the interval after containing Chiefs, who were unable to level matters in the first-half.

Chiefs began the second-half brightly and they were unlucky not to restore parity through defenders Daniel Cardoso and Kgotso Moleko.

Cardoso hit the woodwork before Moleko's effort cannoned off the frame of the goal three minutes after the restart.

Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp made a double substitution with less than 16 minutes left - introducing Joseph Molangoane and George Maluleka.

Maluleka made an immediate impact as his corner-kick was headed home by Moleko to make it 1-1 with 13 minutes left much to the delight of the home crowd.

Chiefs then pushed for a late winning goal, but the Arrows defence stood firm and ultimately, the match ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Chiefs (0) 1 (Moleko 77')
Arrows (1) 1 (Sibiya 33')

Chiefs: Akpeyi, Frosler, Cardoso, Moleko, Ntiya-Ntiya (Molangoane 74'), Katsande, Zulu, Andrianarimanana (Maluleka 75'), Zuma, Ekstein (Moon 46'), Parker

Arrows: Mbaeva, Sibisi, Bilankulu, Mzava, Lunga, Conco (Sibeko 78'), Zuke (Lamola 88'), Phiri, Sibiya, Mathenjwa (Dube 79'), Mutizwa.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
18. Kgotso Moleko (77') 25. Nduduzo Sibiya (34')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
40
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
77'
18
Defender
5
Defender
22
Defender
28
Defender
74'
36
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
34'
25
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
46'
27
Midfielder
88'
35
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
79'
40
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
78'
0
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Ryan Moon
Forward/Striker
46'
29
Sibusiso Sibeko
Midfielder
78'
22
Joseph Molangoane
Forward/Striker
74'
23
Siyabonga Dube
Defender
79'
14
George Maluleka
Midfielder
75'
12
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
88'
41
CARDS
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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