Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs came from behind to beat Polokwane City 3-2 in
an Absa Premiership game which was played at the FNB Stadium on Sunday
As a result the Amakhosi climbed up to fourth on the league
table, while Rise and Shine dropped down to position five on the standings.
Amakhosi enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages
of the game, but things changed when Willard Katsande committed a penalty in
the 22nd minute fouling Puleng Tlolane in the box.
Tlolane's Polokwane teammate Rodney Ramagalela then stepped
up, but his effort from the spot-kick was well-saved by Chiefs goalkeeper
Brilliant Khuzwayo, who guessed the right way.
But Khuzwayo was beaten in the 30th minute and it was
Ramagalela, who drilled home a fine effort from 20-yards out to make it 1-0 to
Polokwane - silencing the Chiefs fans in the process.
Chiefs did press for the equalising goal before the
half-time break. However, Polokwane stood firm at the back until the referee
blew the half-time whistle.
Amakhosi began the second-half lively and they managed to
restore parity through Bernard Parker, who netted his first league goal of the
season, two minutes after the hour-mark.
In the 71st minute, the Soweto giants took the lead for the
first time when their new signing Joseph Molangoane made it 2-1 with a good
finish - netting his first goal for the club in the process.
Rise and Shine managed to level matters with eight minutes
left on the clock thanks to hard-working forward, Tlolane.
However, Zimbabwe captain Katsande snatched the winning goal
for Chiefs in stoppage, much to the delight of the home crowd as the Amakhosi
ended their seven-match winless streak.
Khuzwayo, Mphahlele (Moleko 57'), Khumalo,
Gordinho, Mathoho, Katsande, Maluleka (Ekstein 70'), Molangoane, Tshabalala, Parker,
Macha (Letlotlo 45').
Chigova, Maponyane (Jembula 77'), Semenya, Matsemela,
Tema, Maluleke, Klaas, Seabi (Mbonani 45'), Ramagalela, Tlolane, Mncwango (Ndou