Kaizer Chiefs beat Cape Town City to go second

Kaizer Chiefs beat Cape Town City to go second
Ryan Moon of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City on 17 February 2018 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Feb 17, 2018. 22:25

Kaizer Chiefs defeated Cape Town City 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

The win takes Amakhosi to second place on the league standings, while the Citizens remain sixth on the log.

Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and his City counter-part Sage Stephens were both not seriously tested in the first 10 minutes of the game.

The Citizens grew in confidence as the match progressed and Teko Modise forced Khune into a fine save with a long-range effort.

At the other end, Chiefs defender-cum-midfielder Joseph Molangoane's long range attempt was easily saved by Stephens.

The two teams were struggling to create clear cut chances in the first-half as they both gave away possession cheaply in the final third.

As a result, the score was 0-0 between Chiefs and City at half-time following a relatively quiet first-half.

The deadlock was finally broke two minutes into the second-half and it was Ryan Moon, who scored.

The left-footed striker poked the ball home to make it 1-0 to Chiefs after City had failed to clear their lines.

City were now forced to attack in numbers in search of the equalizing goal with Thabo Nodada looking lively in the middle of the park.

However, the Chiefs backline looked solid and impenetrable with Teenage Hadebe having a good game in central defence.

City striker Sibusiso Masina's effort was cleared off the goal line by Hadebe in the closing stages of the game.

The visitors pushed for a late equalizing goal, but Chiefs stood and ultimately, the hosts emerged 1-0 winners on the night.

Chiefs (0) 1 (Moon 47')
City (0) 0

Chiefs: Khune, Cardoso, Hadebe, Mphahlele, Zulu, Molangoane, Katsande, Meyiwa (Ekstein 80'), Ntshangase (Tshabalala 58'), Moon, Castro (Parker 73')

City: Stephens, Mkhize, Mngonyama, Fielies, Dove, Putsche (Akosah-Bempah 79'), Modise (Roberts 59'), Nodada, Lakay, Martin (Masina 46'), Rusike.

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