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Young Guns Sends Chiefs Into Top Eight

DStv Premiership

Result: Cape Town City 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 16 January 2021

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Kaizer Chiefs climbed into the top of eight of the DStv Premiership with a 2-1 victory away to Cape Town City on Saturday evening.

Click through the gallery above to see action from Chiefs' win over City.

Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Kearyn Baccus were recalled by Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt while City were boosted by the return of Keanu Cupido, Mpho Makola and Thabo Nodada.

Amakhosi got off to a perfect start after Ngcobo opened the scoring in the seventh minute after firing past Peter Leewenburg with the outside of his left boot after a loose ball fell on his path.

Gavin Hunt's charges doubled their lead in the 19th minute after Happy Mashiane raced clear on goal from Samir Nurkovic's square pass and rounded Leeuwenburgh to slot his low strike into a gaping net.

The Citizens came close to pulling a goal back with seven minutes left of the first stanza after Makola lifted a free-kick from the edge of the box into a danger area and Thamsanqa Mkhize guided his header just wide, before  Bradley Ralani's low strike was turned away by Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi at full stretch.

Jan Olde Riekerink's troops had a quick start in the second stanza as they caught Amakhosi flat-footed two minutes from the break with a square pass inside the box but Fagrie Lakay saw his close-range strike saved by Akpeyi.

City should have pulled a goal back in the 68th minute after another square pass cut the Chiefs defence open but Mduduzi Mdantsane's curling strike crashed the frame of the goal.

Hunt's men were dropping deep in their own half in the closing stages and they were punished in the last seven minutes after Lakay powered home a low strike into the bottom corner after a back-heel by Charles Zulu.

Craig Martin came very close to snatching the equaliser in stoppage time after he was found unmarked at the back post but his half-volley clipped the post wide as Chiefs held on for a second straight league win.

Here's how they started:

City: 1. Leeuwenburgh, 2. Mkhize, 15. Cupido, 27. Potouridies, 14. Mashego, 8. Makola, 21. Mokeke, 28. Mdantsane, 11. Ralani, 26. Nodada, 23. Lakay.

Subs: 40. Anderson, 50. Georgiades, 38. Kewuti, 30. Martin, 22. Gaxa, 7. Zulu, 48. Goedeman

Chiefs: 43. Akpeyi, 30. Ngezana, 21. Zulu, 2. Mphahlele, 4. Cardoso, 6. Akumu, 19. Mashiane, 5. Baccus, 36. Ngcobo, 28. Zuma, 9. Nurkovic.

Subs: 44. Bvuma, 18. Moleko, 25. Parker, 8. Castro, 21. Manyama, 20. Sasman, 45. Blom, 43. Matsheke, 47. Lesako.

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