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17
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55
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13
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11
49
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11
9
7
15
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5
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Chiefs Snatch Late Winner To Keep Slim Title Hopes Alive

Absa Premiership Report: Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs 04 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 04, 2018 09:35 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Free State Stars 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs 
 
Date: 04 April 2018
 
Venue: Goble Park
 
Kaizer Chiefs struck in the dying moments to snatch a 1-0 win over Free State Stars to keep their slim Absa Premiership title hopes alive.
 
 
Stars nearly took the lead inside the opening five minutes when Itumeleng Khune failed to hold on to a cross, but Daniel Cardoso got back to clear an effort off the line.
 
Chiefs had a chance of their own in the 15th minute as Ryan Moon did well to play in Leonardo Castro, but Sangare raced off his line to thwart the Colombian in the box.
 
For all of Chiefs' possession, they found it tough to break down the Stars defence and were often restricted to efforts from distance.
 
Stars remained resolute defensively in the first half, but they very quiet in the opposing third as Khune was rarely tested in the stanza.
 
That proved to be the trend for the rest of the half as the sides entered the halftime break scoreless.
 
Ten minutes into the second half, Chiefs nearly went ahead but Badra Sangare produced a superb save to keep out Castro at the far post.
 
Stars should have broken the deadlock on 67 minutes as an un-marked Tchilimbou headed wide of Khune's upright from close range.
 
With the introduction of Dumasani Zuma with 20 minutes remaining, Chiefs looked to up the tempo but they were left frustrated by solid Stars backline.
 
Steve Komphela's men threw everything forward in search of a goal, but they were let down by their decision-making in the final third.
 
However, Chiefs snatched the winning goal in the final minute of stoppage time thanks to a header from Teenage Hadebe.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Stars: 23. Sangare, 29. Phungwayo, 2. Mobbie, 22. Keita, 28. Mahamutsa, 50. Vilakazi, 26. Dlamini (Potsane 72'), 11. Jantjie, 5. Masehe, 27. Tchilimbou, 21, Mthembu.
 
Subs: 33. Abrahams, 4. Makhaula 32. Ngobeni, 20. Mashego, 25. Potsane, 15. Mokhuane, 6. Teyise.
 
Chiefs: 32. Khune, 4. Cardoso, 2. Mphahlele (Jayiya 82'), 20. Hadebe, 3. Mathoho, 22. Zulu (Zuma 68'), 13. Katsande, 27. Ekstein, 14. Tshabalala, 8. Castro, 29. Moon (Parker 59').
 
Subs: 16. Khuzwayo, 25. Parker, 12. Maluleka, 5. Ntshangase, 23, Molangoane, 6. Jayiya, 26. Zuma.


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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Apr 07, 2018 02:54 PM
Marawa is deliberately creating a controversy. He keeps saying Chiefs' goal was scored in the 95th minute instead of 94th referee's optional time. ROB!! The Free State keeper decided to fake injury in between and the referee added a minute. Lets us be fair.
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capt jack sparrow Apr 06, 2018 08:02 PM
Which hope admin? Or r u talking abt pirates of orlando
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DEREX Apr 06, 2018 08:55 AM
It cant really be a lucky win if the goal keeper made so many crucial saves. It wqs lucky for.stars that they lost by 1.
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115045259 Apr 05, 2018 09:46 PM
Soba la nnale.mean lucky win
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Kaizer Chelsea Apr 05, 2018 07:36 PM
Molangwane is our match winner, so why do you rest him...then you must give our Parker a full 90 minutes to play with both Castro and Moon,Parker is very needed at this stage of the league
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khosisi8@gmail.com Apr 05, 2018 06:23 PM
Our title hpes r nt slim as u sy/wish we ar going 2 win a leag. He banna
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Mokokomane Apr 05, 2018 02:18 PM
Their problem is in the final third. They lack creativity, they hurry their shots at goal, they don't play for each other, they blast the ball at the keeper, they are predictable, oh, I can on and on. But Chiefs are a good team. Sort out the offensive play and you've got a winning team. Hey, Chiefs must go for broke and score as many goals as possible when they get the opportunity, to intimidate the next opponent. Scoring one goal and sitting back and letting the opponent come back at them has caused them the league
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Mashia1950 Apr 05, 2018 01:29 PM
I still don't understand Khompela style of play, the defence is good but going forward is like the lack that last pass to finish. anyway im happy they still keep the hopes alive for the title.
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mbheduyajika Apr 05, 2018 10:02 AM
Mybe you Khosi fans and Editor are talking about Playstation3. Oh yes,in PS3 Chiefs will win the League but not in real life. Im sorry hey.
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Faysal Apr 05, 2018 09:25 AM
Just keep pushing
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:19 AM
how can one Predict zebbies is gona score more than 1 goal Mara Eix people can learn
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:17 AM
wena@wash & wear what's ur point hobo by saying u r playing soccer chips is going to win the lig?
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:11 AM
Cowditor did Castro pay u for always putting his pic in all zebbies articles?
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Msheke_Sheke Apr 05, 2018 08:14 AM
@EagleEye no space in position 1 or 2 , which space would you like me to watch?
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EagleEye Apr 05, 2018 08:07 AM
Watch the space!!
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Msheke_Sheke Apr 05, 2018 07:55 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN "Hlale howupha there's still hope 'ungalahli ithemba'"so said Mandoza. kuleya ngoma....
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Boris Becker Apr 05, 2018 07:53 AM
Sir Khompela can still surprise me with the double here madoda! Khosi 4life.
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Mandie07 Apr 05, 2018 07:52 AM
Our game plan is boring I don't see us beating FSS 3 times in a row...
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Msheke_Sheke Apr 05, 2018 07:51 AM
long road to 40points continues
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setlaboswana Apr 05, 2018 07:47 AM
@lopi, yeah, referee assisted them, he extend his hand. Family business have.

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