Durban - Colombian Leonardo Castro and Zimbabwean Khama Billiat scored late
goals as Kaizer Chiefs beat AmaZulu 2-0 on Tuesday to regain the Absa Premiership leadership.
Chiefs and Polokwane City have 13
points and plus-four goal differences after six rounds with the Soweto
club occupying first place because they have scored three goals more.
AmaZulu had two goals ruled offside before a capacity 10 000 public
holiday crowd in Durban before Chiefs took the lead on 84 minutes.
Bernard Parker free-kick rebounded off the woodwork to substitute
Castro, who controlled the ball expertly under pressure and poked it
into the net.
It was the first goal this season for the South
American and Billiat also notched his first by racing clear and firing
past goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha three minutes into stoppage time.
Chiefs have won 53 domestic trophies since being formed in 1970, but none in the past four seasons.
welcomed back goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune after a long injury absence
and the South African international pulled off several superb saves when
the match was goalless.
AmaZulu sacked coach Cavin Johnson last
week after securing only two points from a possible 15 since the season
kicked off and the Chiefs match marked the debut of Slovak Jozef
Vukusic exceeded expectations with Polokwane last season by guiding them to fifth - their highest Absa Premiership placing.
Mbatha, Sikhakhane, M.Gumede, Xoki, T.Gumede, Darpoh, Sithebe, Morton, Maduna, Karuru, Ntuli.
Substitutes: Boshoff, Khumalo, Magaqa, Vilakazi, Ncube, Ncobeni, Chawapihwa.
Khune, Sasman, Mathoho, Cardoso, Frosler, Maluleka, Manyama, Parker, Baccus, Billiat, Nurkovic
Substitutes: Akpeyi, Katsande, Ngezana, Castro, Zuma, Ntiya-Ntiya, Kambole