MATCH CENTRE

SAT 11 MAY 2019, 15:00, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

1
VS
0

Disastrous end to Chiefs season as they finish 9th

by BackPageTXT

Sat May 11, 17:29

Kaizer Chiefs’ 2018/19 Absa Premiership season ended on a disastrous note after a 1-0 loss to Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

The loss sees Chiefs finish outside of the top eight, in ninth place while the win for Chippa sees them end in 12th place as they avoided relegation.

The Amakhosi started positively and almost scored in the 12th minute when Khama Billiat worked himself into space on the edge of the box, but his powerful shot rifled against the post.

Chippa found their footing in the match after that and managed to take the lead just after the hour mark when Rhulani Manzini was played in behind the Chiefs defence and made no mistake with just the keeper to beat, 1-0.

Chiefs tried to find their way back into the game before the break, but were unable to do so and entered the tunnel at half time trailing by the single goal.

It was more of the same at the start of the second half with Chiefs applying all the pressure.

Billiat was at the hear of their attack and came close to a goal on the hour mark, but his 18-yard shot was brilliantly saved by the Baroka keeper.

In the 66th minute Leonardo Castro should have levelled matters for the visitors when he met a pin-point cross into the box, but his free-header went inches over the crossbar.

Chippa nearly scored a second goal six minutes later when Kurt Lentjies got onto the end of a low cross into the box, but his snap-shot sailed just over the target.

Chiefs threw players forward in the final ten minutes as they went in search of an equaliser, but were unable to find one as they lost their last game of the season.

Chippa (1) 1 Manzini 32’)

Chiefs (0) 0

Teams

Chippa: 42. Mzimela, 18. Makobela (Nsabiyumva 9’), 20. Shitolo, 4. Macheke, 23. Maphinga, 40. Twala, 28. Malama, 12. Malepe, 32. Lentjies, 19. R. Manzini (Gamildien 84’), 25. L.Manzini (Komane 53’).

Chiefs: 40. Akpeyi, 2. Mphahlele, 20. Hadebe (Zuma 60’), 3. Mathoho (Manyama 46’, 18. Moleko, 31. Katsande, 6. Adrianarimanana (Maluleka 46’), 39. Frosler, 25. Parker, 11. Billiat, 8. Castro.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
16. Rhulani Manzini (32')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
40
Defender
2
Defender
46'
3
Defender
39
Defender
45'
18
Defender
9'
18
2
Defender
0
Defender
15'
60'
20
Defender
19'
4
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
17'
33
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
53'
7
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
32'
84'
16
Forward/Striker
8
SUBSTITUTIONS
Boikanyo Komane
Midfielder
53'
44
George Maluleka
Midfielder
46'
12
Ruzaigh Gamildien
Midfielder
84'
24
Lebogang Manyama
Forward/Striker
46'
0
Frederic Nsabiyumva
Defender
9'
0
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
60'
28
CARDS
Zitha Macheke
Defender
19'
4
Teenage Hadebe
Defender
15'
20
Reeve Frosler
Midfielder
17'
33
Kgotso Moleko
Defender
45'
18
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
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