Mzwakhe Ngwenya
2 minute read
3 Apr 2014
6:00 am

Chiefs celebrate 2-0 victory over Arrows

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Kaizer Chiefs restored their lead on top of the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 against Golden Arrows last night.

Eric Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2012/13 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Ajax Cape Town at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa on 4 December 2012 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Eric Mathoho and Kingston Nkhatha scored for Amakhosi at FNB Stadium on a chilly evening at the Nasrec venue.

Chiefs have 52 points with a game in hand while fellow title contenders Mamelodi Sundowns have 49.

In truth, the clash last night was a tedious affair. Arrows did not show the hunger, determination and drive which a side at the bottom on the standings should have. The Durban side never managed to trouble Chiefs number three goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo.

Experienced campaigner in their arsenal in Zambian Christopher Katongo has not set the seen alight with his trademark blistering runs.

Caretaker coach Shaun Bartlett is skating on thin ice as the club is reported to be on the lookout for a new man. Last night he started veterans such as Thanduyise Khuboni and Rudolf Bester on the bench.

With Khuboni and Bester, Arrows would have been a different side as Chiefs struggled to hit the right notes. But the club’s number one Itumeleng Khune is back in the reckoning as he made the bench last night.

Khune has been out for almost a month with an ankle injury and his absence was seen as though it may cost Amakhosi’s title charge.
But against Sundowns he is likely to get the nod between the sticks for Chiefs.

This win for Chiefs should please their coach, Stuart Baxter, ahead of the potential title-decider against Sundowns.

The game against Sundowns may either keep the Brazilians in the title charge with a win while a loss may condemn their chances of giving Amakhosi a hard time in defending their PSL title.

Meanwhile, in other PSL games last night, Orlando Pirates lost 1-0 to Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Thulasizwe Mbuyane scored for Amazayoni at Orlando Stadium.

Mbuyane scored against his former side and the goal should be a confidence booster for him.