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Chiefs Down In-Form Maritzburg To Move Fourth

Absa Premiership Report: Maritzburg United v Kaizer Chiefs 20 September 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 20, 2017 09:21 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Maritzburg United 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 20 September 2017

Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium

Gustavo Paez was on target twice as Kaizer Chiefs defeated Maritzburg United 2-0 to end the Team of Choice's unbeaten run.

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After an evenly-balanced opening minutes of the game it was Maritzburg United who threatened to open the scoring on the night.

Cameroon international Yazid Atouba struck a free kick towards the Kaizer Chiefs goal but saw his set piece deflect and unsettle Itumeleng Khune. The keeper however managed to readjust his position and made a good clearance off the line.

That opportunity sparked the game to life and in Chiefs’ next attack, influential player Simphiwe Tshabalala played a delightful chip over the Maritzburg defense. The ball found Bhongolethu Jayiya whose effort ricocheted into the path of striker Gustavo Paez who fired the ball into an empty net.

Yazid Atouba tested the goal of Itumeleng Khune once more with a stroke from outside the box but found the Chiefs number one alert as he deflected the effort for a Maritzburg corner.

The Team of Choice were on the ascendency and were looking for an equaliser before half time. Evans Rusike struck a free kick just outside the box and the slippery ball was spilled Khune and cleared away by Lorenzo Gordinho.

Deolin Mekoa tried a long range effort as well which demanded Khune’s attention. The ball bounced in front of the stopper and was again repelled away from danger to keep Chiefs ahead going into half time.

After being pinned back and having to defend their lead, Chiefs doubled their lead after 57 minutes through a deflected goal. Man of the moment Gustavo Paez got on the end of a corner and fired his shot towards goal via a deflection on Siyanda Xulu.

Maritzburg United had an opportunity to pull one back through a penalty that was taken by Evans Rusike. The decision to give the penalty was questionable to begin with and one would argue that justice was served as Khune once again saved to ensure Chiefs maintained their 2-0 lead. 

Chiefs held on to secure a 2-0 away victory and a welcome clean sheet. 

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Here's how they lined up:

Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 25. Xulu, 16. Fransman, 3. Sanoka, 5. Weidlich, 26. Shandu, 28. Mekoa, 15. Maboe, 10. Atouba, 9. Fileccia, 19. Rusike.

Chiefs:1. Khune, 18. Moleko, 26. Gordinho, 4. Cradoso, 22. Zulu, 31. Katsande, 35. Malope, 38. Meyiwa, 6. Jayiya, 14. Tshabalala, 9. Paez.

 


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lindor10000bc Joined: 20 May 2013
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lindor10000bc Sep 22, 2017 11:47 AM
We won we r happy but pleas khompela we cnt keep defendin one nils all the tym just finish the game early n then defend aftr
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Mandie07 Sep 21, 2017 07:28 PM
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Mdu Mpansi Sep 21, 2017 01:51 PM
Those two kids are a breath of fresh air in the middle now Steve can bench Gordinho and play Katsande in that position as Gordinho has become a penalty magnet.
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Mdu Mpansi Sep 21, 2017 01:44 PM
teams are doing to Chiefs what we always do to them when we have better coaches , putting pressure non stop
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RF TSANWANI Sep 21, 2017 01:21 PM
we still need a powerfull striker who can shield the deffender. paez is a good striker but he lack power upfront
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Etolla Sep 21, 2017 01:08 PM
Not convinced yet
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@webster35 Joined: 28 Aug 2017
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@webster35 Sep 21, 2017 01:01 PM
I dnt wish for any player to get injured in order for us 2 c the new ones but Maluleka is obviously not consistent with his play..so some one must step up to benefit the team..exmple look how Moleko is performing! perfect,beta than the ever runing without thinking Mphahlele..amen
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@webster35 Sep 21, 2017 01:00 PM
I dnt wish for any player to get injured in order for us 2 c the new ones but Maluleka is obviously not consistent with his play..so some one must step up to benefit the team..exmple look how Moleko is performing! perfect,beta than the ever runing without thinking Mphahlele..amen
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Juninho13 Sep 21, 2017 12:07 PM
Congrats.
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Mtwesi Sep 21, 2017 12:02 PM
Steve must beat arrows no excuses
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Mashia1950 Sep 21, 2017 11:43 AM
@Matwalicosi Marisburg was too quick on the ball I understand the pressure and Paez need assistant at the front and Moon will be the right guy the boy finished well last season.
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papaz Sep 21, 2017 11:31 AM
chiefs will disappoint u guys i see u start celebrating winning against small teams lol i feel sorry 4 u guys. Ppl r playing caf out there
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Faysal Sep 21, 2017 11:04 AM
Just keep wining khosi
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mphomm12 Sep 21, 2017 10:58 AM
It's about time we stop playing with three central midfielders
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mkhok Sep 21, 2017 10:46 AM
guys daniel bennet hate us dat wasn t a penalty nxaaa
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Ambzo Sep 21, 2017 10:45 AM
Well done boys what we need is consistency because we have a very balanced squad and a good bench we don't need expensive players to succeed promoted players must be given a chance to prove themselves after all that's what chiefs used to do ,promote unknown players who later became great eg jabu,khune,Brian b,DK, teenage Dladla just to mention but few
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Mahlubi77 Sep 21, 2017 10:10 AM
It's a cliché Journalists are always negative when it comes to CHIEFS or is it because they want to sell papers? When KC play like Maritzburg & fail to score there'll always be outcry that KC doesn't score, it has 3rd grade Players all that staff. Maritzburg were beaten last night with clear 2 goals, it's KC that gets the weep & the critic all over. The very same KC that beat both on form teams away from home. Aren't they supposed to say there's Steve Khompela's young team with CHARACTER, a team that fights like LIONS to get a clear uncompromised win even if none existent penalties are given against them, and doesn't win from denied legal goals. WHO BUYS THE REFEREES NOW? Truth be told KC is the team that brings vibrancy to PSL & SA footaball, every team that plays KC wants to die on the field both big and so called small teams!!!
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Vhivha Sep 21, 2017 09:59 AM
Excellent display boys! Maritzburg fc is not a small fry, ask Dunusa and OP. Chiefs next game will introduce another youngster from the likes of Bunting & Zuma, Other two youngsters Meyiwa & Malope have made a very good and impressive presentation already, their confidence in playing for a first team is growing.
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Mthoh Khosination Sep 21, 2017 09:59 AM
Paez has more goals in the last few months in the Psl than Gabuza in his whole career.
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MessiNeymarSuarez-General Modise Sep 21, 2017 09:57 AM
“Hopefully Khama is back and Anton [Anthony Laffor]. If I don’t get them, then maybe I will bring Thapelo as a winger. I will make a plan for the speed because I know that [Wydad] defence is a little bit slow. So we have to consolidate and put the balls behind [them]. “I think we can manage the game. We have enough Bafana players on the pitch. We’ll probably have different personnel. We’ll probably have Anele because he is a better defender than Thapelo. Thapelo is quicker and he gives us more options to go forward, but sometimes when I need results Anele does well for me, like in Esperance and St George. We’ll see.” Mosimane is not worried at all about his players being intimidated in Rabat. They have, after all, played in the Champions League final against Zamalek in Alexandria, so they should know what to expect on match day. “We have the experience, to be honest. We are not going to be intimidated. It can never be bigger than Alexandria of Zamalek. That’s the ultimate full house. “Imagine saying we are worried about being intimidated. We have been to Setif and you know what happened there. They [the supporters] go inside the pitch.” Mosimane concluded

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