Pretoria - Kaizer Chiefs warmed
up for the MTN8 final against Orlando Pirates with a 2-1 win over University of
Pretoria at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon in an Absa Premiership
Letsholonyane netted two goals in between a Geoffrey Massa penalty as Chiefs
recorded their best start to the league in the Premier Soccer League era post
Chiefs proved a
threat at set play in the second minute when Tefu Mashamaite connected well
with a free-kick cross but his header went narrowly wide off target.
Chiefs took the lead
inside the first 20 minutes when constant attack result resulted in a
wonderfully worked goal when recalled midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala set up
Letsholonyane with a back heel pass with the latter driving home to give Chiefs
Washington Arubi was again threatened when Tshabalala let rip a shot on the
edge of the box but the left footed winger saw his shot fly just over the bar.
Chiefs finished the
first half largely untested with stand in goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo
enjoying a trouble free first stanza.
The second half
started on a totally different way to that of the first when Steve Barker’s men
were awarded a penalty just three minutes from the resumption of the match.
Massa slammed the
ball into the back of the net past Khuzwayo, who was largely responsible for
giving away the spot kick.
But Khuzwayo would go
on to redeem himself with an excellent one handed save to stop a deflected pile
Twenty minutes from
full-time Chiefs reclaimed the lead when Letsholonyane got his second of the
match after a volleyed strike from close range thanks to some brave aerial work
by Nkhatha who laid off the ball for him to score.
Gaxa, Gould, Mashamaite, Masilela; Katsande, Letsholonyane, Nkosi (Maluleka
61’), Tshabalala (Masango 61’), Parker; Nkhatha (Mngadi 88’)
Kekana, Shoyisa, Robertson (Mosadi 46’), Nzimande, Jaure, Matsi, Ketjijere,
Ntombayithethi, Nyondo (Mnyamane 79’), Massa (Zwane 68’)