PSL

Chiefs hold onto top spot

2013-02-20 21:51
Tefu Mashamaite (Backpage)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs maintained their two-point lead at the top of the Premiership standings with a convincing 3-1 win over league strugglers Black Leopards in Polokwane on Wednesday evening.

While Amakhosi stayed clear of second-placed Orlando Pirates, who held a game in hand, Lidoda Duvha remained hovering just above the relegation zone.

Chiefs got off to a cracking start, with Tefu Mashamaite flicking his leg out and getting a tap in to put his side ahead, after a corner from the right, in just the fourth minute.

VIDEO: Chiefs v Leopards, highlights

Leopards had a double chance midway through the first half when Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune made two quick saves from an attack led by former Amakhosi player Abbas Amidu.

The stretching shot-stopper first got a hand to the ball, tipping it against the post, and then deflected it off the rebound strike.

Leopards continued to keep pressure on the league pace setters, and Joshua Obaje equalised four minutes before half-time, slotting in from close range.

Chiefs nearly regained the lead six minutes into the second period when Mandla Masango got around Leopards keeper Azwindini Maphaha to open a gap, but he missed wide to the left from a tight angle.

Bernard Parker had an attempt from a set-piece shortly after the hour mark, but his curling free-kick was punched away by Maphaha, who was superb, particularly in the second half.

Three minutes later, however, the Leopards keeper was given no chance when Kingston Nkhatha latched onto a through ball from Reneilwe Letsholonyane and slammed the ball into the back of the net from just inside the area.

Lucky Baloyi put the result beyond doubt in injury time with his first goal of the season.

In a simultaneous fixture, Pirates beat Platinum Stars 1-0 at Orlando Stadium to stay within reach of Chiefs, while Dikwena, in third place in the table, fell slightly off the pace, three points behind.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  black leopards  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
15 October 2016
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, James Motlatsi Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Prince Magogo Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
16 October 2016
SuperSport United v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.