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Majoro Dents Chiefs' Title Hopes

Absa Premiership 

Result: Bidvest Wits 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 03 February 2018

Venue: Bidvest Stadium

Lehlohonolo Majoro cancelled out Ryan Moon's first-half strike as Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 at the Bidvest Stadium.

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Sifiso Myeni almost caught out Itumeleng Khune, with a corner at the near post in the seventh minute as the goalkeeper could not get a full fist on it and it nearly spilled into the back of the net, with Thulani Hlatshwayo lurking at the back post.

In the 12th minute, Gustavo Paez was sent free on the left wing by Philani Zulu in the 12th minute with acres of space, but his finishing was disappointing, as Darren Keet made an easy save at the near post.

Lehlohonolo Majoro had a chance for the Clever Boys in the 22nd minute, after turning brilliantly inside the box but his right-footed strike could not find the target.

The Clever Boys saw a lot of the ball and had the better chances with 10 minutes of the first stanza remaining, while Amakhosi were playing from deep in their own half.

However, Ryan Moon broke the deadlock five minutes before time with a bullet-header, following a good cross from Siphiwe Tshabalala on the left wing, 0-1.

Majoro equalised eight minutes after the break as leaped the highest inside the box to power home a header at the near post past Khune, 1-1.

Komphela was forced into a change four minutes after the hour as Philani Zulu went down through injury and was replaced by striker Leonardo Castro while Gavin Hunt brought in Gabadinho Mhango in place of goalscorer Majoro.

Keene almost sent the home side ahead 17 minutes from time after going clear on the left side of the box but he was flagged for offside.

Ntshangase should have won it five minutes from time after he was left one-on-one with the goalkeeper at the far post but Keet threw his body on the line and made a great stop to keep the score level.

The rain pured down heavily in the last five minutes, making the surface slippery as the two sides were tentatively searching for the winner with Claasen almost stealing it in stoppage time.

However, the two sides had to settle for the share of spoils after Khune made a great stop from a screamer in second-half stoppage time.

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Here's how they lined up:

Wits: 1. Keet, 3. Hlatshwayo, 4. Khumalo, 13. Hlanti, 14. Claasen, 15. Mkhwanazi, 23. Myeni, 25. Gyimah, 28. Keene, 41. Majoro, 50. Weidlich.
 
Subs: 16. Josephs, 8. Monare, .9. Rodgers, 12. Pule, 17. Mhango, 30. Motshwari, 37. Mncwango.
 
Chiefs: 16. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 3. Mathoho, 20. Ngezana, 21. Zulu, 18. Moleko, 13. Katsande, 12. Maluleka, 14. Tshabalala, 29. Moon, 9. Paez.
 
Subs: 16. Khuzwayo, 2, Mphahlele, 38. Meyiwa, 6. Jayiya, 28. Zuma, 5. Ntshangase, 8. Castro.
 

 

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