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Kaizer Chiefs head to victory

On Sunday Kaizer Chiefs faced off with Cape Town City at FNB stadium and thrashed the mother city team with three incredible goals. This victory solidified the glamour boys’ top spot on the log as they lead with 41 points and appear to be focused in every game they play. 

Striker Leonardo Castro put Chiefs in the lead with an early header, in the tenth minute, that sent the goalkeeper in the right direction but deflected the ball into the net. Another opportunity came for Amakhosi when City goalkeeper tried to clear the ball but instead kicked it into Lebogang Manyama’s possession.

Manyama failed to execute the golden opportunity and struck the ball wide narrowly missing the intended target. The first half was clearly being dominated by the glamour boys who appeared determined to bury their rivals as Cape Town City struggled to get their heads in the game. 

In the 23rd minute City tried to equalize when striker Mduduzi Mdantsane dribbled his way through Amakhosi’sdefense and passed the ball to Thabo Nodada who failed to score. Kermit Erasmus tried his luck by shooting from outside the box but struck wide and missed the net.

Towards the end of the first half City was beginning to gain momentum from the opportunities they were missing but still failed to connect the ball to the net. Bradley Ralani’seffort was intercepted by Daniel Akpeyi who tapped the ball away from the net. Midfielder Dumisani Zuma came onto the pitch in the second half to give striker Samir Nurkovic a beautiful cross that allowed him to head the ball into the net making the score 2-0.

At this point Amakhosi were back to leading with ball possession and a third goal was imminent. The third one came in the 66th minute when Eric Matoho struck a wonderful header from a corner kick. At this point it was clear that Kaizer Chiefs had won the game and Cape Town City had no choice but take the loss. 

This season has seen Cape Town City conceding 28 goals in the Absa Premiership more than any other PSL side. Kaizer Chiefs, on the other hand, have won more points in 17 games this season. This is a major improvement from their performance last season.

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