Cape Town - Goals from Willard
Katsande and Michelle Katsvairo guided Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-0 Absa
Premiership win over Free State Stars at the James Motlatsi Stadium
Victory leading the Amakhosi to the top of the standings,
while Ea Lla Koto remain winless after five fixtures.
Chasing a hat-trick of wins, the Glamour Boys got off the
perfect start with Katsande converting from 12 yards following a foul inside
Joseph Okumu made a clumsy challenge on Sibusiso Khumalo
which resulted in the spot-kick, which the Zimbabwe international duly tucked
away with 10 minutes on the clock.
Ea Lla Koto, though, were not to be intimated by their
visitors and bossed large portions of the opening stanza with Itumeleng Khune -
in his 250th start for Chiefs - on his toes to keep out a stinging effort from
Goodman Dlamini on 39 minutes.
Chiefs kicked things up a notch in the final few exchanges
of the stanza, with first Mulomowandau Mathoho and then Lorenzo Gordinho
sending their respective header attempts inches wide of the woodwork.
The visitors were causing their hosts all sorts of problems
from set-pieces and went close once more from a free-kick in the 58th minute;
'Tower' again sending his attempt wide of goal.
Steve Komphela's troops doubled their lead six minutes
later as Katsvairo celebrated with his first goal in a Kaizer Chiefs shirt - guiding a low
shot past Thela Ngobeni after being played through by George Lebese.
Despite chances on either side of the pitch in the dying
exchanges of the game, the match would end 2-0 in favour of Steve Komphela's