Log leader Chiefs drops more points against second-place Sundowns
Kaizer Chiefs have only managed to win one of their last five league matches and last night they lost to the current second-place team Mamelodi Sundowns, in Orlando Stadium.
Chiefs had been leading the league log with a gap of more than nine points but have dropped points and are now ahead with three points with three games left in the season.
The log leaders had a counter-attack that almost allowed them to lead the game during the twelfth-minute when Bernard Parker’s shot went past Sundowns goalkeeper, Kennedy Mweene but after great defending by Mosa Lebusa who denied Parker. Lebusa came to the rescue of his team again, immediately when he blocked another attempt at a goal from attacking midfielder Keletso Sifama.
Seven minutes later Sundowns were denied a set-piece goal by Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi.
The only goal of the game came in during the thirty-fourth-minute. When Themba Zwane skillfully flicked the ball with his back heel, after a pass from Rivaldo Coetzee, to set up an excellent ball for Gaston Sirino to finish. Sirino had another opportunity minutes from the end of the first half but was denied by Akpeyi after a great save.
In the second half, Eric Matholo was denied an opportunity to equalize by Mweene.
Chief defense let their guard down in the seventy-sixth-minute and Sundowns substitute, Lebohang Maboe, almost punished them, his shot hit the woodwork. The last chance for Chiefs to redeem themselves came from the defender again, Matholo who was denied another chance at goal by the Sundowns goalkeeper.
Sundowns emerged victoriously, these were the winning coach’s thoughts, Pitso Mosimane after the game.
“We made it difficult for ourselves in the first half, I think Anele could have scored or crossed the ball over there and Gaston faced the goalkeeper there he didn’t know what he wants to do,” said Pitso
He didn’t seem pleased, adding on that the missed moments could have resulted in a different goal score when interviewed by SuperSport.
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