Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Handed Third Straight League Loss

Kaizer Chiefs slipped to a third straight loss in the DStv Premiership after going down 2-1 to Golden Arrows on Wednesday afternoon.

DStv Premiership

Result: Golden Arrows 2-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 26 April 2022

Venue: Princess Magogo Stadium

Interim coach Arthur Zwane made two alterations from Chiefs' loss to Stellenbosch over the weekend, with Reeve Frosler and Nkosingiphile Nhlakanipho Ngcobo replacing Happy Mashiane and Sabelo Radebe.

The Soweto giants were eager to bounce back from the loss to Stellenbosch but they had to wait until the 17th minute for the opening goal, as a swift counter-attack ended with Leonardo Castro slipping in Khama Billiat who volleyed past Sifiso Mlungwana.

The home side, meanwhile, struggled to get their foot on the ball in the first half and were quite wasteful whenever they did manage to get the ball off the Soweto giants at times.

Arrows coaching duo of Vusumuzi Vilakazi and Mabuthi Khenyeza were not happy with what was on display and reacted by making a change 11 minutes before the break as Sbonelo Cele made way for Siboniso Conco.

The changed had no immediate effect as Chiefs shot-stopper Brandon Petersen was largely untested in the opening 45 minutes, although the visitors unable to carve out another opening at the other end despite enjoying more of the possession.

Chiefs are planning to reduce the average age of the squad, are these players safe?

The AmaKhosi carried the momentum into the second half as they went in search of a second goal, with Keagan Dolly and Billiat combining well in the opening 10 minutes.

Chiefs interim coaches then opted for a double change on 57 minutes as Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo were replaced by Kearyn Baccus and Dumisani Zuma.

However, the home side were gifted the equaliser two minutes later when Conco intercepted Njabulo Ngcobo's poor pass to run clear and fire past Peterson.

Chiefs eventually threw on Samir Nurkovic for the final 18 minutes as he replaced Castro while Njabulo Ngcobo's afternoon also came to an end after being replaced by Daniel Cardoso.

However, Arrows got the winning goal with four minutes left on the clock as Michael Gumede got his sixth goal of the season by nodding Nduduzo Sibiya's free-kick at the near post to hand Chiefs a third straight loss and keep their top eight hopes alive.

Here's how they lined up:

Arrows: 36. Mlungwana, 27. Nxadi, 30. Cele, 35. Mantshiyane, 11. Sibiya, 12. Ndwandwe, 19. Magawana, 23. Dube, 18. Mutizwa, 15. Zuke, 31. Mhlongo

Subs: 1. Mbaeva, 26. Magubane, 20. Mathiane, 37. Ndlovu, 17. Conco, 33. Gumede, 24. Dlamini, 34. Fikizolo, 4. Khumalo

Chiefs: 1. Petersen, 20. Ngezana, 2. Mphahlele, 27. Njabulo Ngcobo, 45. Blom, 39. Frosler, 17. Alexander, 12. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, 10. Dolly, 11. Billiat, 8. Castro

Subs: 44. Bvuma, 4. Cardoso, 9. Nurkovic, 6. Baccus, 25. Parker, 28. Zuma, 33. Radebe, 26. Mabiliso, 14. Sekgota

193 comments

Top 5

Chiefs 10 Youngest Goalscorers Revealed!

16 Aug 11, 2022 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 2022 Ballon d'Or Nominees Announced

6 Aug 12, 2022 08:38 PM in Ballon d’Or

Why Pirates Captain Was Substituted...

21 Aug 11, 2022 10:15 AM in Orlando Pirates

Richest EPL Owners Amid Man Utd Takeover Talk

2 Aug 11, 2022 07:26 PM in English Premier League

Rulani: Vila Contributed To Downs’ Downfall

88 Aug 11, 2022 07:35 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

'I Want To Buy Man Utd'

5 Aug 10, 2022 03:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

14 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Chiefs 10 Youngest Goalscorers Revealed!

16 Aug 11, 2022 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players Who Still Haven't Found New Clubs

2 Aug 10, 2022 12:26 PM in World News

Inside Amakhosi's Preparations For Crunch Downs Encounter

123 Aug 11, 2022 06:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Why Chiefs Target Fits Amakhosi's Immediate Criteria…

31 Aug 10, 2022 08:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

14 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Downs & CT City CAF CL Opponents Revealed

39 Aug 09, 2022 05:24 PM in CAF Champions League

Ten Hag Explains Benni Appointment

10 Aug 01, 2022 10:20 AM in English Premier League

Reunion On The Cards For Top Keeper?

1 Aug 10, 2022 05:09 PM in Siyagobhoza