Chiefs train runs over Pirates

2014-12-06 18:15

Johannesburg - The Kaizer Chiefs train continued to steam ahead with Siphiwe Tshabalala and Siphelele Mthembu’s second-half goals securing a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in an PSL encounter at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

As it happened: Pirates v Chiefs

The victory see’s the Amakhosi open a 14-point gap atop the league standings having yet to lose a game.

Tinkler matched the six changes made by Vladimir Vermezovic for their midweek loss to Maritzburg United. Lehlohonolo Majoro was one the changes, the Bafana Bafana striker lining up against his former employers.

The six changes include three in defence with Rooi Mahamutsa, Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Patrick Phungwayo returning to the starting eleven.

Stuart Baxter meanwhile made only one change with Mandla Masango, who came off the bench in Chiefs 3-0 win over Bidvest Wits in midweek, replacing George Maluleka.

The teams matched each other blow for blow in the opening exchanges with chances few and far between.

Kingston Nkhatha got the Amakhosi fans off their seat in the 19th minute. Siboniso Gaxa charged down the left flank before picking out the Zimbabwe attacker who failed to add to his one league goal of the season, sending his header just wide of Brighton Mhlongo’s left-hand upright.

The Buccaneers first shot in anger fell to an unlikely source in the 37th minute. After skipping past Reneilwe Letsholonyane on the edge of the area, the Chiefs defence opened up for Thandani Ntshumayelo who’s powerful effort ruffled the side netting.

There was nothing to write home about at the break with neither side offering much in attack in the first 45, the defenders the only winners in what was a cagey first half.

Tshabalala opened the scoring six minutes into the second stanza with a cracking finish. The Chiefs midfielder latching onto Bernard Parker’s pin-point cross into the area, on the full, to net his first league goal of the season.

Letsholonyane should’ve doubled the visitors lead in the 65th. Following a succession of one-two’s the veteran midfielder found himself free on goal, but he could only manage to trouble the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

The Soweto Derby came to life in the final 20 minutes with the Buccaneers pressing forward in search of the equaliser.

Rooi Mahamutsa headed Mpho Makola’s corner-kick just over in the 74th minute before Sifiso Myeni shot just wide from an acute angle two minutes later.

Mthembu sealed the points in stoppage time, finishing off a great run by George Lebese down the right flank, to secure the bragging rights for the Amakhosi.

Pirates second loss in succession leaves them in seventh place on the league standings, 18 points behind their fiercest rivals.

Orlando Pirates 0

Kaizer Chiefs 2 (Tshabalala 51’ (Mthembu 90+3)

Orlando Pirates:
Mhlongo; Mahamutsa, Jele, Nyauza, Phungwayo, Sarr, Ntshumayelo (Makola 69’), Myeni, Klate (Matlaba 78’), Manyisa, Majoro (Erasmus 69’)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khuzwayo; Gaxa, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Masilela, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Parker (Gould 85’), Masango (Lebese 77’), Nkhatha (Mthembu 89’)


  • Mmago Tlotlego Metellus Cimba - 2014-12-06 18:23

    amakhosi for life

      Sphiwe Dllamini - 2014-12-06 18:44

      I'm Khosified!!!!

      Sean Wolf - 2014-12-06 21:18

      Who are Pirates .... ???? LOL

  • letlhogonolo.molongoana - 2014-12-06 18:32

    Wow!!! That's super. What more can be said?

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-12-06 19:07

    Amakhosi have a genuine good story to tell!

  • Bheki Nkosi - 2014-12-06 19:09

    VV is smiling wherever he is

  • Sifelani Ndlovu - 2014-12-06 19:09

    Amakhosi for sho

  • Nkosi Patrick - 2014-12-06 19:13

    Shrphaaa khosi shrphaaaa

  • michael.unathi - 2014-12-06 19:21

    Where is De Sa who backed pie rates for win? Pple talks too much and give false hopes. Khosi-man! We hv silence Pple once again.

      Michael Mnguni898 - 2014-12-06 19:53

      He had a wishful thinking and the reason for that is clear, When Chiefs drop the points he thinks that would help him close the gap. Poor, De Sa!

  • Mmatlou Maepa - 2014-12-06 19:30

    Kaizer chiefs are in a dire need of a finisher who can convert atleast 60% of their clear cut chances they create in every game they are involved.

  • Elvis Edzisani Tshikonwane - 2014-12-06 19:40

    it was a gud day for me today shaaaaaaaaapa khosi shaaaaaaaaaapa

  • Michael Ndalama Mwale - 2014-12-06 19:52

    Orlando Pirates is a good team in the hands of a wrong owner - Irvin Khoza.

  • Ishmael Organiser Ishmael Sekgobela - 2014-12-06 20:14

    Chiefs where to pirates.

  • Ontsem Badindi - 2014-12-06 20:19

    Shapa khosi shapa!!!!!!

  • Ontsem Badindi - 2014-12-06 20:19

    Shapa khosi shapa!!!!!!

  • Ontsem Badindi - 2014-12-06 20:19

    Shapa khosi shapa!!!!!!

  • John Moabelo - 2014-12-06 20:36

    The train is more faster than before viva khosiy

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-12-06 20:36

    Enough Buccaneers stop blaming the coach and the players it is not their fault. It is Amakhosi s fault we are unstoppable deal with it.

  • Machakela Makhudu - 2014-12-06 21:12

    We must stop this Chiefs dominance againt us.our players mst also stop feelin inferior against Chiefs players.we cant always come second bst against Amakhosi.we r also gud enuff.well done Chiefs 4 winnin bt no matter how many tym u defeat blood wll stl b black n white till Jesus comes.Amen.

      Bonani Nggqaimbana - 2014-12-07 02:52

      Your blood black n white?it is Red these days ....

  • Yanga Stona - 2014-12-06 21:14

    Be happy for while it last macowsi,your crying tym is around the corner.

      Patrick Sibiya - 2014-12-06 22:24

      Shame on you

  • Johannes Monyatsi - 2014-12-06 21:42

    Some bones were crashed by train at at FNB looking for familly to claim them SHAPA KHOSI SHAPAAAAAAA

      Siyabonga Doc Mdoti - 2014-12-07 09:50

      Amakhosi 4life. Shapa khosi shapa. Unga wrry masithembe nkonjani zinto khona

  • Darren Tshadibe - 2014-12-06 22:17

    we s buccaneers we don't give up

  • Thabang Selby Sambo - 2014-12-07 00:54

    amakhosi 4 life

  • GM Tabede - 2014-12-07 05:34

    Well done Chiefs and we are unstoppable.

  • Siyavuya Mavume - 2014-12-07 07:08

    So far so good for Us as Kaizer Chiefs,what I have noticed ever since I follow soccer PSL team they all panic &want to out play Us,yes we lose but for yesterday Pie Rats was good at 1st H but 2nd H wrong option were done!Shapa and Khosified Them Khosi Shappaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!Bazowuzwa umoya.

  • Majay Jay-Walker Motsamai - 2014-12-07 08:53

    Nobody is more deserving of bragging rights than Chiefs now. However they must be warned that opportunities are created to score goals. Remember how Supersport won the league 3 times in a row?? Those people wouldn't think twice about kicking a man even when he was already down.

  • Chris Mzala Booi - 2014-12-07 09:17

    Chiefs is just holding the umbrella for Sundowns just like last season.

      Morwa Reus Immobile Moketla - 2014-12-07 12:24

      I feel you pain but keep on dreaming because it is good for your health

      dzunisanithomas.myambo - 2014-12-07 13:57

      I think ppl forget chiefs led with about eleven points last season, but that came with a couple of games ahead of the likes of downs. Downs didn't do anything extraordinary. This season we r cruzing with same no of games.

      Michael Mnguni898 - 2014-12-08 04:39

      Dream on overrated underachiever. Mbalula would add, bunch of losers.

  • Vincent Silvester Cupido - 2014-12-07 13:49

    There are only two kind of teams in South Africa, being Kaizer Chiefs and others! AMAKHOSI is pure magic, O Heilige Giete!

  • Mongezy Mbanjwa - 2014-12-08 00:13

    AmaKhosi ajabulile

  • MJ Diphoko - 2014-12-08 08:58

    Mr Nkhatha, what do you think of your performance so far this season, I mean 1 goal after 14 league games, come on man. Come on man I'm listening...or someone will answer for you because I'm still waiting for an answer boet.

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