Result: Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Wits
Date: 9 November 2013
Venue: FNB Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs beat Wits 2-1 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night in their ABSA Premiership encounter, when Lehlohonolo Majoro's header led to an own goal from Moeneeb Josephs.
Kingston Nkhatha gave Chiefs the lead in the second half, before substitute Ryan Chapman equalized for Wits. Chiefs sub Lehlohonolo Majoro grabbed the winner with five minutes of normal time remaining, though the goal was later confirmed as a Moeneeb Josephs own goal.
The win means Chiefs join Wits and Swallows on fifteen points now, five points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Willard Katsande was brought down in a dangerous position in the 3rd minute, and from the resulting free kick Siphiwe Tshabalala shot just wide and high.
In the 12th minute Siyabonga Nkosi was brought down by Siboniso Gumede just outside the box, and Chiefs had another free kick. Tshabalala tried to curl it at goal from an acute angle, but Moeneeb Josephs was able to punch clear.
In the 15th minute Benjani Mwaruwari got forward for Wits but his final attempt at goal went wide to the left.
In the 17th minute Tshabalala tried another shot that forced a save from Josephs, who couldn't hold on, but Nkosi's follow-up shot went across the goal and wide.
In the 24th minute Itumeleng Khune had to make a save from former Chiefs man Onismor Bhasera's shot, and deflected the ball out for a corner.
Kingston Nkhatha missed a sitter in the 28th minute, when Tshabalala played a great cross to him, but Nkhatha with an open goal in front of him, poked it over.
Bhongolwethu Jayiya went close for Wits in the 32nd minute, but his headed attempt went just wide to the left.
In the 38th minute Sibusiso Vilakazi tried a snap shot from outside the area, but it went just wide.
Bernard Parker forced another save out of Josephs in the 40th minute, as he shot from just inside the area.
Chiefs though they had a penalty in the 44th minute, when the ball struck Gumede's arm, but nothing was given.
Vilakazi had another chance just before half-time but his powerful shot went wide and high.
Nkhatha made up for his early error, when he put Chiefs 1-0 up in the 48th minute, heading in Parker's cross from the right.
A minute later Bhasera tried another shot at Khune's goal as he cut in from the left, but his shot flew over.
In the 58th minute Nkhatha did well to outpace Matthew Booth to collect a Tshabalala pass, and ran into the box, but Josephs closed him down and was able to save Nkhatha's shot from a tight angle on the left.
In the 60th minute substitute Getaneh Kebede was fouled by Morgan Gould, with what looked like a left hook, but the referee missed it, and Gould was lucky to stay on the field.
Booth set up substitute Ryan Chapman in the box in the 65th minute, who shot well with his right foot to beat Khune and make it 1-1.
A minute later Tshabalala delivered in a good cross and Gould has an opportunity with his head, but the ball went over the goal.
Chapman had another chance in the 68th minute, but this time his shot from just outside the area lacked power, and went straight at Khune.
With Wits starting to see more of the ball, and pressing for another goal, Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter made a double change, bringing on Lehlohonolo Majoro and George Lebese for Nkhatha and Nkosi, with ten minutes to go.
And the changes worked as Chiefs grabbed the lead again in the 85th minute, when Lebese delivered in a perfect cross towards Majoro who headed at goal, the ball struck the post, and Josephs made a one-handed effort to save it, and knocked the ball over the line for an unfortunate own goal.
Majoro had another chance in stoppage time for Chiefs, but this time Josephs made the save to keep the score 2-1.
How They Started:
Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Siboniso Gaxa, Tefu Mashamaite, Morgan Gould Tsepo Masilela, , Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Willard Katsande, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Siyabonga Nkosi, Bernard Parker, Kingston Nkatha
Wits: Moeneeb Josephs, Siboniso Gumede, Matthew Booth, Tinashe Nengomasha, Bhongolwethu Jayiya, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Benjani Mwaruwari, Papy Faty, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Onismo Bhasera, Kwanda Mngonyama
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