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Lebese Penalty Earns Chiefs First Win

Absa Premiership

Full Time: Highlands Park 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 21 September 2016

Venue: Makhulong Stadium

Kaizer Chiefs earned their first win of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season after beating Highlands Park 1-0 at the Makhulong Stadium on Wednesday night.

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It was a slow start to the game with the first chance on goal coming in the 11th minute after Chiefs failed to effectively clear a right-wing cross from Jose Garcia, resulting a in a goalmouth scramble which Franklin Cale fired straight at Itumeleng Khune from close range.

Six minutes later Pule Ekstein created Chiefs' first chance with a clever through ball for George Lebese, but his shot from the edge of the box was deflected inches wide.

Just before the half hour mark Frankyn Cale worked his way down the left flank before picking out Collins Mbesuma with a pin-point cross, but the striker headed over the Chiefs goal.

Neither side offered much in attack in the closing stages of the opening half as the two teams entered the half time break locked at 0-0.

Chiefs looked the much better side at the start of the second half and almost took the lead just on the hour mark when a right-wing cross from George Maluleka was headed just wide by William Twala.

In the 64th minute Chiefs were afforded the perfect chance to take the lead when Twala was pulled down inside the box by Auguston Leonard and the referee pointed to the spot.

George Lebese stepped up and made no mistake with a clinical penalty-kick to give Chiefs the lead, 1-0.

The Amakhosi controlled the flow of play after taking the lead and took the sting out of the game which did not allow Highlands to create any decent goal scoring chances.

The win is Chiefs’ first of the league season while the loss is Highlands’ first as well.

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Here is how they lined up:

Highlands Park: 16 Kapini, 07 Leonard, 29 Mbara, 22 Ngalo, 18 Ledwaba, 05 Khuboni, 28 Khwela, 42 Cale (35 Zwane 71’), 09 Mbesuma, 17 Garcia (02 Theron 71’), 11 Mashumba (14 Mvala 79’).  

Kaizer Chiefs: 32 Khune, 02 Mphahlele, 26 Gordinho, 03 Mathoho, 13 Khumalo, 12 Maluleka, 31 Katsande, 07 Twala (25 Parker 75’), 17 Lebese (14’ Tshabalala 73’), 27 Ekstein, 22 Manqele (08 Katsvairo 53’).

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