Chiefs get back on track! But some got back on board a little better than others.
The Amakhosi returned to winning ways after the losses against Maritzburg and Raja, with a 3-0 win over Moroka Swallows.
Larry Cohen’s own goal put Chiefs ahead in the first half before George Lebese scored a stunner and Bernard Parker deservedly added the third goal, to hand the Amakhosi all the three points.
I didn't agree with the commentators on all the performances, this is what I thought.
The three that impressed me:
Siphiwe Tshabalala: The experienced attacking midfielder was once again among Chiefs best performers in the victory over Swallows. Shabba worked hard the whole match and was very dangerous down the flank.
Tsepo Masilela: The full back had a busy evening down the flank defending and adding numbers when Chiefs attacked Swallows. I think he supplied Chiefs’ strikers with good crosses that were unfortunately wasted.
Bernard Parker: Though he had a frustrating first half failing to find the back of the net, Parker showed signs of a hungry striker as one of his efforts hit the post and another was cleared on its way into goal, before he FINALLY scored the third goal for Chiefs. The Kaizer Chiefs striker will surely be happy with his performance which saw him end a goal scoring drought.
The three that I think can get better:
Reneilwe Letsholonyane: Yeye had an average game and was not dominant as we usually know him. He was playing very deep and maybe the absence of his midfield partner, Willard Katsande, was the reason for his below par performance, despite us taking the three points.
Katlego Mphela: the former Bafana Bafana striker continues to struggle to settle at Chiefs and had a ‘mare of a game. He looks out of shape and has lost his killer instinct that once made him one of the most feared strikers in South Africa.
Siboniso Gaxa: I thought the right back didn’t have a big impact in the game like he usually does, adding numbers in attack and also dragging back to do his defensive duties. He was yellow carded leading to Stuart Baxter taking him off and replacing him with Moleko towards the end of the game.