Absa Premiership

Chiefs win yellow card affair

2015-04-09 21:02
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Kaizer Chiefs have moved 10 points clear at the top of the Premiership standings after seeing off AmaZulu 1-0 on Thursday, despite playing the final few minutes with 10 men.

As it happened: Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu

Bernard Parker bagged the decisive goal for Amakhosi, who extended their lead over second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, although the night ended on a sour note for the hosts, who saw goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune sent off on 83 minutes.

The Glamour Boys bossed the opening exchanges but we largely limited to deep balls into the area, although with 17 minutes gone the pressure took its toll, Siphiwe Tshabalala doing well to thread the ball through to Parker, who smartly hammered home.

Stuart Baxter's men almost doubled their lead a few moments later as George Lebese unleashed a blistering effort, but the forward was cruelly denied by the woodwork.

Usuthu weren't without their chances, though, and Thabiso Dlamini came close to drawing the sides level with a fierce attempt, but Khune was equal to the challenge and maybe a decent save.

Marc Van Heerden looked to get the visitors back in after the break but was unable to keep his shot on target, while Reneilwe Letsholonyane was equally guilty of wastefulness at the other end after firing wide.

Both sides seemed to lack creativity in the closing stages, although Mbulelo Mabizela was able to get a shot on target, but not one that was going to trouble South Africa international Khune.

A routine outing for the keeper turned to disaster in the final seven minutes as he first picked up a yellow card for time wasting before he was sent down the tunnel for an early shower after again being booked seconds later, this time for dissent.

That meant Reyaad Pieterse would come on, for Lebese, for the final few minutes, although the keeper was able to see out the clean sheet, much to the relief of Baxter and his technical team.

Scorers:

Kaizer Chiefs (1) 1 (Parker 18’)
AmaZulu 0

Teams:

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Masilela, Letsholonyane, Katsande, Parker, Tshabalala (Masango 60’), Lebese (Pieterse 86’), Mphela (Rusike 65’)

AmaZulu: Murambadoro, Hlanti (Liphoko 75’), Mabizela, Ouro-Akoriko, Van Heerden, Johannes, Arwuah, T. Dlamini (Langwe 50’), Nyongo, Mwape (A. Dlamini 46’), Ndulula

          

Read more on:    amazulu  |  kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  bernard parker  |  polokwane  |  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
26 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.