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Ekstein Goal Hands Chiefs Victory Over Stars

Absa Premiership Report: Kaizer Chiefs v Platinum Stars, 15 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 15, 2018 04:51 PM

Absa Premiership

Full Time: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Platinum Stars

Date: 15 April 2018

Venue: FNB Stadium

A second-half goal from Hendrick Ekstein handed Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 win over Platinum Stars in an Absa Premiership match at FNB stadium on Sunday.

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It was a slow start to the game with both teams unable to build a sustained period of pressure as they gifted possession back to their opponents with poor passing in the final third.

The first significant shot on goal came in the 14th minute, but Stars’ Ryan De Jongh sent his long-range effort inches wide of the post.

Ten minutes later Chiefs mustered their first scoring chance when a right-wing cross from             

Joseph Molangoane was met by Ryan Moon, but he headed his 12-yard effort over the target.

Just after the half hour mark Leonardo Castro fashioned some space for himself 30-yards out, but he saw his stinging effort brilliantly saved by the Stars’ keeper.

Castro was in the thick of the action again in the 37th minute when a clever ball over the top from Ekstein saw the Colombian into the box, but his 16-yard volley struck the side-netting.

Neither side could break the deadlock before half time as the two teams entered the break locked at 0-0.

Four minutes into the second half, Chiefs took the lead when a right-wing cross from Molangoane was poked home by Ekstein from eight yards out, 1-0.

Just after the hour mark, Chiefs came close to doubling their lead when Willard Katsande met a corner-kick from Bernard Parker, but his header from 10 yards shaved the wrong side of the post.

In the 70th minute, a goalmouth scramble inside the Stars box following a cross from Parker saw the ball fall to Katsande eight yards out, but he flashed his shot inches over the target when he probably should have scored.

Stars threw players forward in the final 20 minutes of the game but they struggled to break down a stubborn Chiefs defence as the match ended 1-0 in favour of the Soweto giants.

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Here is how they line up.

Chiefs: 32 Khune, 23 Molangoane, 4 Cardoso, 30 Ngezana, 24 Masilela (14 Tshabalala 80’), 27 Ekstein, 31 Katsande, 22 Zulu, 25 Parker, 8 Castro (12 Maluleka 85’), 29 Moon (5 Ntshangase 61’).

Subs: 16 Khuzwayo, 14 Tshabalala, 18 Moleko, 12 Maluleka, 38 Meyiwa, 28 Zuma, 5 Ntshangase.

Stars: 31 Mzimela, 2 Mere, 5 Sithole, 24 Mkhabela, 44 Gcaba (42 Koapeng82’), 46 Gome, 18 De Jongh, 6 Baloyi (41 Mekoa 67’), 45 Norodien (10 Phiri 67’), 47 Tshabalala, 37 Ntuli.

Subs: 35 Visser, 3 Mlilo, 10 Phiri, 20 Mpeta, 22 N’ambi, 41 Mekoa, 42 Koapeng.


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Georgeman Apr 17, 2018 08:19 AM
Well done khosi
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khosibybirth548 Apr 16, 2018 09:20 AM
You may love the message but still dislike the messenger. And here I just stopped short of saying "hate the messenger."
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Maclane Apr 16, 2018 09:16 AM
4 years of building??? What are these idiots building kahlekahle, Eiffel tower no:2? Remember at some stage, they released about half the team, following year it was the same, namanje kuzobanjalo. OFFICIALLYOUTOFTHE RACE
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 16, 2018 08:58 AM
Ekstein,Meywa,Ntiya ntiya,Shopane,Ngezana and Bunting a the sum of players we need to build around them luk Maritzburg united what they a doing wth their young players and they jst hv a few old players to guard them,nw they did very well
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spectorman Apr 16, 2018 08:27 AM
you say 40 points at last,but surprising enough there is no team dat has reached 50 points
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Skeem Sa HDK Apr 16, 2018 07:04 AM
Breaking News! Rats are marching towards finishing above Kaizer Chiefs for the first time in 7 years! Remember, this milestone was last achieved when now coach Bennie McCarthy was still a player.
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 16, 2018 03:54 AM
Breaking News: Bucs Cemented The Second Spot To Make Sure Fau Is Star-less.
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 16, 2018 03:38 AM
Whoever take over to replace Steve this young boy won't be featured, mark my words.
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KingKosi Apr 15, 2018 09:58 PM
Happy for Pule, hopes he has a cracker next season. By the way all the best our golden boy Zolani "Last Born" Tete in his WBO title defence in Ireland next week.
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FIFA behind chiefs Apr 15, 2018 09:40 PM
my team is playing unknown football we don't deserve to win , we win by luck but next time amakhosi
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 15, 2018 08:59 PM
This win was not convincing at all.......im happy that Ekstain scored
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Matome_Kay Apr 15, 2018 08:18 PM
Who was MoTM?
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Apr 15, 2018 07:56 PM
Well done Sir Komphela, mathematically you still have a chance to win the league & mathematically you can still get a contract extension and goodluck in that regard #HandsOffSirKomphela.
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rhoozy Apr 15, 2018 07:32 PM
Can't wait to welcome someone who will take us back to our glory days
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rhoozy Apr 15, 2018 07:30 PM
Farewell for Steve....count down..4..3..2..1 he'll be gone
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MjepaMjest28 Apr 15, 2018 07:29 PM
As much as I hated to admit, Khomphela is taking Chiefs nowhere ,how can you play Zulu an Maselela instead of playing 1 player amongst them, Kathande can play as a No; 4/5 then Maluleka as a difensive midfield, Parker was loosing every ball but yet Castro who was playing batter was taken off.. More loose for you Khompii..
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mxm khune wa rona football club
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Vas' aylinde(khosificated) Apr 15, 2018 07:15 PM
Top8 is safe
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Flipping lyf Apr 15, 2018 07:09 PM
Rats nd dunu fans think cowmphela wil be stil at the helm of my khosination next season the mighty chiefs wil be in good hands time is up for steve
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The gadman Apr 15, 2018 07:08 PM
We all know chiefs name is loose draw so next game is a draw

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