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Chiefs suffer first defeat

2012-11-24 17:35

Johannesburg - Platinum Stars showed their early season form is no flash in the pan as they ran out 2-0 winners over previously unbeaten Kaizer Chiefs in an exciting Absa Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.
 
The result takes the team from the North West up to third spot above Maritzburg United for the time being and leaves them five points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
 
There were early half chances for both sides as Mogakolodi Ngele shot straight at Itumeleng Khune, with Lehlohonolo Majoro doing likewise at the other end for the visitors.
 
But overall it was a determined Dikwena who were the stronger side during the opening half and they took a deserved lead after 15 minutes when Henrico Botes slotted the ball past Khune for a composed low finish into the bottom corner after being put in on goal by Thuso Phala.
 
Within 10 minutes and Chiefs were to fall a further goal behind when Botes floated a brilliant ball across field for Edward Tshabalala, who squared the ball to the edge of the area for Ngele to fire home via a deflection.
 
AmaKhosi would have felt hard done by not to have had the chance to pull a goal back a minute before the break when a goal-bound Majoro was booked for protesting after being flagged off side, although he seemed to be on-side.
 
It could have got worse for Chiefs though in added time when Botes’ overhead kicked rocked the woodwork.
 
The second half failed to deliver the quality and goalmouth action of the first half as Stars were relatively happy to sit back and soak up any pressure that came their way.
 
This resulted in disjointed and scrappy football as neither team were able to find penetration in and around the opposition box.
 
On 65 minutes though Innocent Mkhabela had a good chance to make it three for Stars as he broke through on goal before losing his marker, but he shot straight at Khune.
 
Botes then also missed another chance to extend the lead when he miscued after a great team move by Stars.
 
Chiefs upped the ante as the match approached the 75 minute mark, but their efforts, through Siphiwe Tshabalala Nkatha, were either off target or from too far away to trouble the Dikwena goal.
 
Willard Katsande had two shots from distance in the dying minutes, while Nkatha fluffed a decent chance in the box, but it was not to be Chiefs’ day as Stuart Baxter’s side lost for the first time in the league in 12 games.

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Comments
  • dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-24 17:58

    Avulekile amasango

      manhlwa.gift - 2012-11-24 18:49

      Come down makhosi gohla loka.

  • machoene.kaizer - 2012-11-24 18:02

    Metse a tsena ka ntlong bjalo.

      mmoledis - 2012-11-24 21:25

      Ka nnete weso metsi a kena ka tlung joale!

  • thabo.malose.31 - 2012-11-24 18:11

    Chiefs can't see beyond the stars, freestate

  • collins.ntelele - 2012-11-24 18:18

    Been wondering why its so quiet in the township.Not even a single one blow of a vuvusela.

  • jimmy.ngwenya.94 - 2012-11-24 18:28

    No wonda soweto is so quiet.its lyk sumbody died

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-11-24 18:35

    I hope Gordon I was watching....

  • lundiengxabane.tshuta - 2012-11-24 18:35

    Athuleleni ngoku aMakhosikazi? Its still early to tell which team is gona take the last bite.

  • zmvulane - 2012-11-24 18:57

    Mxm! Always on the opposite side of the masses! If you are not DA agents you are Pirates fans!

  • mathoki - 2012-11-24 18:57

    ... So they lost... Good. #pirates for life.

      nyathi.adolf - 2012-11-24 23:02

      Up the bucs man..Chinese Zebras fc won't win the league

  • garie.kgee2 - 2012-11-24 19:16

    platinum stars 2 chiefs 0

  • ralph.mthethwa - 2012-11-24 19:16

    Ah well it ws coming sooner or later its football dnt worry abt rival fans people u know the saying people will talk whether u doing gud bad. It das apply on footbal if u win u win by tap ins if u draw they talk u lose they talk more so its da same

  • edwin.phadu - 2012-11-24 19:37

    Platinum stars are hot this season, well done boys, sorry zebras

  • Daniel Mah - 2012-11-24 19:38

    oh well that was coming

  • masta.pilusa - 2012-11-24 19:46

    It was a wake up call,another 10games without a loss.blieve it or not,rise khosi rise.

  • tshepo.maaga - 2012-11-24 20:07

    The beautiful Khosi will rise. Win or loose, will always be a proud Khosi - the best team ever.

  • sipho.dube.92 - 2012-11-24 20:07

    Two more coming , for sure one on the 8th Dec 2012

      mmoledis - 2012-11-24 21:30

      The one on the 8th is a big one, I am afraid Baxters troops will even lose that one too.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-24 21:29

    As I have said before, Chiefs coach went to that game already lost because is what he said days before the game that he afraid Stars and temperatures in North West, so he never did his job well there and motivate his soldiers before the battle instead he demoralised them more, so they went to the battle knowing they have already lost the war, their mentality was not right and prepared. Mkhosi lost this game because of the coach, how can a commander of forces say he will lose the war before even entering the battle field? Baxter is not a right commander it seems all games he won was by mistake.

      kholisile.gumada - 2012-11-25 05:55

      With due respect,Im nt a Khosi fan,bt lets give crdit where its due! Baxter is doing everything ryt @ Chiefs,it was just nt chiefs day,u cant really b hard on d Man just cz of such comments(he was just concernd abt d heat,lyk any ada coach would be),its his first loose on d league remember! Lets give him a break,he is a gud coach.

  • khachane.thejane - 2012-11-25 03:19

    There's always the first time and this is the time. The worst is still coming. Watch the space. 'Ka moya o motle dibapadi'. Oh, poor zebras!

  • koena.maphelela - 2012-11-25 16:05

    how i looked forward to the treble champions breaking virginity on the eigth of December but oh well she is not a virgin anymore. shapa bhakajuju shapaa.......

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