Mkhize mows down Amakhosi
Mkhize mows down Amakhosi

Posted in News on Feb 21, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs again parted with three points as they went 1-0 down to a committed Golden Arrows side in a Castle Premiership soccer match at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban on Wednesday.

The goal that sunk Amakhosi was scored by midfielder Sibusiso Mkhize in the 40th minute, from the penalty spot.

This was after Thembinkosi Ncube was brought down inside the box by Chiefs defender Patrick Mabede.

Arrows absorbed the pressure from the word go as they relied mostly on counter-attacks to create their goalscoring opportunities, which were few and far between.

The visitors looked more likely to open the scoring, but a jaded Luke Petros, Chiefs' striker up front, did not help their cause.

He was so disappointing for Chiefs in front of goals that beleaguered coach Muhsin Ertugral rang the changes as early as the 20th minute, bringing on Arthur Zwane for Isaac Mabotsa. But that too produced little if any fireworks.

Goalkeeper Francis Chansa was another big haggle in Chiefs' way of scoring. Chansa parried Josia Macomo's powerfully struck long-range shot in the 24th minute.

Jabu Pule and Kenny Niemach were brought on early in the second half, but Arrows kept a tight chain of defence at the back.

Niemach was particularly guilty of wild shooting later in the half.

The visitors' defence was kept busy by energetic Arrows left winger Tekano Ledimo and striker Siza Dlamini.


Golden Arrows: 44-Francis Chansa, 16-Nhlanhla Mncube, 4- Thulani Ndlovu, 28-Sheldon Roux, 5-Carlos Baute, 21-Thembinkosi Ncube (10-Lucky Sibeko 55th), 15-Sbusiso Mkhize, 6-Bheka Phakathi, 24-Tekano Ledimo, 20-Siza Dlamini, 30-Bonang Ngaka (14-Sibonelo Dladla 82nd).

Kaizer Chiefs: 1-Rowen Fernandez, 5-Patrick Mabedi, 29-Gary Goldstone (20-Kenny Niemach 61st), 24-Isaac Mabotsa (18-Arthur Zwane 21st), 14-David Kannemeyer, 4-Cyril Nzama, 28-Patrick Mbuthu, 10-Stanton Fredericks, 23-Jossias Macamo (11-Jabu Pule 50th), 8-Luke Jukulile.

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