Two well taken goals by the Absa Premiership’s leading goal scorer, Knowledge Musona, saw Kaizer Chiefs through to a 2-0 win over Mpumalanga Black Aces in Witbank on Wednesday evening.
It was an acrobatic overhead kick from the Zimbabwean starlet in the opening minute of the game which gave Chiefs the lead. He scored a second to take his goal tally in league games this season to nine when he completed his brace on 54 minutes.
It took under a minute for Chiefs to find themselves ahead and the opening goal of the game was a piece of pure brilliance on the part of Musona. Thomas Sweswe turned in the perfect ball from the right wing and Musona met the ball with a perfectly executed overhead kick to fire it past Onyango to hand the visitors the lead.
Aces were by no means bystanders in the game and came close to levelling the scores in the 13th minute. Thokozane Khanyile rolled the ball to Walter Ramulondi who went for goal from distance and sent the ball rocketing past Bartman. To the reprieve of the Chiefs keeper the ball hit his right hand upright.
In first half stoppage time Onyango intercepted a pass from Motaung as he tried to find Musona in the six yard box, Chiefs went into the break a goal ahead.
The writing was on the wall for Aces as they would be going down to their fifth successive defeat when Musona turned home a pass from close range after he had been put on goal by Jimmy Tau in the 53rd minute, 2-0.
Even when Aces did manage to get sight of goal they were frustrated by firm goalkeeping as was the case in the 60th minute. Marwaan Bantam’s corner from the left was flicked to the far post by Sibusiso Dabi and Bafo Biyela hit it goal-wards only for Bartman to push the ball up and over his post to safety.
With a quarter of an hour to go Masondo sent a header agonisingly close to goal, Aces frustrations were summed up when Bienvenue Tipa miss hit the ball from close range in the 90th minute and the ball went straight to Bartman.
IN another interesting match, log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns were taken by surprise when they lost 3-2 at home to AmaZulu with the league’s defending champions, SuperSport United lost 2-1 away to Santos while Orlando Pirates settled for a goalless draw at home against Free State Stars.
The rest of the results are: Free State Stars 0 v Bloemfontein Celtic 1, Vasco da Gama 0 v Moroka Swallows 0, BidVest Wits University 1 v Maritzburg United 2, Golden Arrows 1 v Ajax Cape Town 1.Backpagepix