Mxolisi Kunene denies Kaizer Chiefs victory

Mxolisi Kunene denies Kaizer Chiefs victory
Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs challenges Olaleng Shaku of Baroka FC during the Absa Premiership match between Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs on the 18 March 2017 at Peter Mokaba Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Mar 18, 2017. 22:26

Mxolisi Kunene's late goal helped Baroka FC hold Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership game played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday night.

As a result Bakgaga stay 16th on the league standings, while Amakhosi also remain fourth on the table.

It took only six minutes for towering defender Erick Mathoho to put Chiefs into the lead with an easy tap in with the Baroka defence caught napping.

However, Sepana Letsoalo equalized with a left-footed finish four minutes later with new Baroka midfielder Letladi Madubanya grabbing an assist.

Amakhosi were awarded a chance to restore their lead on the stroke of half-time after Tsepo Masilela was fouled in the Baroka box.

Bernard Parker made no mistake from the spot-kick firing past Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke to make it 1-0 to Chiefs heading into the half-time break.

The second-half was slightly dominated by Bakgaka, who attacked in numbers in search of the equalizing goal against league title chasing Amakhosi.

The likes of Maboke Matlakala and Mzwanele Mahashe had chances to level matters, but the Baroka duo failed to beat Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune.

But Mxolisi Kunene was the hero for Baroka as he made a good run in the 80th minute, before beating Khune to ensure that game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Baroka (1) 2 (Letsoalo 10', Kunene 80')
Chiefs (2) 2 (Mathoho 6', Parker 45+3')

Baroka: Masuluke, Olaleng, Mzwanele, Ravhulali, Letsoalo (Kunene 60'), Madubanya (Chauke 59'), Motshegwa (Moeti 76'), Matloga, Matlakala, Mapheto, Kgaswane.

Chiefs: Khune, Baloyi, Cardoso, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Masilela, Malongoane (Lebese 75'), Chirambadare (Twala 69') Tshabalala, Katsande, Parker (Paez 72').

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