We secured 3 important home points this evening against Kaizer Chiefs at Princess Magogo Stadium.
A well contended game from the first minute, it was Chiefs who had the opportunity to open the scoring in the 20th minute as a shot from Mahlasela attempted to lob the ball past Mbaeva, but just missing.
We were then awarded a penalty in the 27th minute as Lamola was brought down in the box by Mathoho. Mzava stepped up and got enough power on the ball to get past Khune, who managed to get a glove on it.
Just 5 minutes we were awarded another penalty as Hadebe’s challenge on Conco in the box was deemed unfair. Again Mzava stepped up to the mark and made no mistake to extend our lead.
Chiefs continued their attack up the left hand side, putting pressure on the young Sibisi. This saw them gain advantage in the last third a couple of times and eventually in the 61st minute this attack plan paid off as castro managed to get a close range shot in.
Chiefs increased their pressure and maintained their attack in our half. A number of times, they gained the upper hand and threatened our goals.
Four minutes before full time, Billiat just missed an opportunity to equalise, but Mbaeva tipped the well weighted shot over the bar.
We held out for the win and the points after putting up a great fight against the Glamour boys.
The team will be hoping to continue their positive play in our next encounter which is against Bidvest Wits on the 12th of December at Bidvest Stadium.