Judas Moseamedi’s stellar performance against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday was just one of his ‘Chiefs slaying escapades.' Soccer Laduma takes a look at four other occasions on which he tormented the Soweto giants.
The 26-year-old proved to be the difference for a seemingly rejuvenated Team of Choice team, who produced a fine second-half performance on the day, to oust last season’s league runners-up at the FNB Stadium.
His second-half brace was Moseamedi’s sixth goal against Amakhosi, the most he has scored against any other team since making his top-flight debut back in 2015.
Moseamedi’s penchant for the big occasion is evident, particularly against the men from Naturena, who are all too familiar with the man from Tzaneen, who has punished Chiefs on five occasions:
Saturday was the fifth occasion in which the burly striker has spoilt the party for Amakhosi, he first started terrorizing the Soweto giants in his debut season on the books of Mpumalanga Black Aces in the 2015/16 season, when he provided an assist for Eddie Ngalo in their 2-2 draw at the Mbombela Stadium.
The following season he was at it again. This time scoring a headed goal for Cape Town City who saw off Amakhosi 3-2 in an Absa Premiership match.
Last season was perhaps Moseamedi’s prolific against the Soweto giants. He put them to the sword not once, but on two occasions in one season!
The first came in the Telkom Knockout competition, where yet another brace from Moseamedi ensured a 2-1 win for the Pietermaritzburg outfit, which left his current manager Ernst Middendorp with egg on his face.
Exactly a month later he was back at it, this time salvaging a 1-1 draw for Maritzburg with another header. A result that went a long way in deciding the title race that Amakhosi eventually lost.
Moseamedi compounds Chiefs’ domestic misery with a well-taken brace that Amakhosi goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi could do nothing about. The 2-0 victory was also sweet revenge for Middendorp, who got one over his former side on his first visit to the FNB Stadium since being relieved as head coach at the end of the season.
So impressive has Moseamedi’s record been against Chiefs that he has managed to find the net six times in the seven appearances he has made against them - talk about a man for the big occasion.
It is safe to say that Moseamedi has rightfully earned the nickname ‘Chiefs Slayer!’