Absa Premiership

Chiefs train grinds to a halt

2015-02-17 21:59
Jeremy Brockie (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - SuperSport United have ended Kaizer Chiefs unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 win over the league leaders at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday.

As it happened: SSU v Kaizer Chiefs

Second-half goals from Jeremy Brockie and Dove Wome secured a memorable win for Matsatsanta who move up to sixth spot on the league standings.

The Amakhosi meanwhile see their lead atop the league table cut to 10 points with 10 games remaining.

Gordon Igesund named an attacking starting eleven for the hosts with Ryan Chapman, Kingston Nkhatha and Jeremny Brockie all included from the onset.

Stuart Baxter meanwhile started with a back three. Morgan Gould joined Tefu Mashamaite and Erick Mathoho while Siboniso Gaxa and Mandla Masango were deployed as wing backs.

Siyabonga Nkosi meanwhile filled in for Reneilwe Letsholonyane who was granted compassionate leave while the speedy Matthew Rusike kept his place in the starting XI following his goal versus Township Rollers.

Despite the amount of attacking options on the field of play, the first stanza failed to live up to expectations with chances few and far between.

Keen to make an impression Chapman saw his effort from the edge of the area fly wide of Brilliant Khuzwayo's right hand post just after the half-hour mark while teammate Brockie saw his goal chalked off for offside in the 37th minute.

The Amakhosi ended the half the stronger of the two sides with Mandla Masango missing a golden opportunity to grab the lead just before the break.

George Maluleka threaded the ball through the Matsatsantsa defence, but the Bafana Bafana defender could only manage to scuff his effort well wide.

Brockie opened the scoring four minutes into the second stanza. The New Zealand international heading in Chapman's cross to bag his second goals in as many games for the Tshwane outfit.

This prompted wave after wave of Chiefs attacks with Tefu Mashamaite and then David Zulu missing gilt-edged chances for the visitors.

Bernard Parker then saw his effort canon of the crossbar with five minutes remaining before Wome wrapped up proceedings in the first minute on second-half stoppage time.

Thuso Phala outsmarted George Lebese before firing in a pin-point cross which Wome guided past Brilliant Khuzwayo to take his goal tally in the league to six.

SuperSport United (0) 2 (Brockie 49' Wome 90+1')

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 0


SuperSport United: Williams,Moloi, Daniels,Mkhabela,Khumalo, Nel, Mathebula (Morton 86'), Phala, Chapman (Gopane 59'), Nkhatha, Brockie (Wome 65')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gould, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Gaxa (Lebese 88'), Masango, Katsande, Nkosi (Tshabalala 69'), Parker, Maluleka, Rusike (Zulu 74')


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