SOUTH AFRICA – Kaizer Chiefs secured their fourth successive League win after easing past University of Pretoria at Soccer City on Monday evening.
Knowledge Musona scored the only match of the goal of the match, with the three points seeing Amakhosi join Mamelodi Sundowns at the top of the standings after the Brazilians could only draw with SuperSport United earlier in the day.
A howler by AmaTuks goalkeeper Washington Arubi gifted the Chiefs the goal; his weak goal-kick being collected by Bernard Parker and laid on to Musona, who made mistake from close range in the sixth minute.
The Zimbabwean was having a good game early on and tested the reflexes of compatriot Arubi with a low, long-range shot, before Mulomowandau Mathoho’s flicked Parker’s free-kick inches over the bar on 30 minutes.
Arubi made up for his earlier mistake with a great save to deny Siphiwe Tshabalala just before the break. The second half turned out to be dull affair as Chiefs continued to dominate, but without creating any real clear-cut chances.
And Tuks almost capitilised on that in the 78th minute with their first effort on target; Mpho Maruping tamely heading Charly Mousson-Moussono’s pinpoint cross into the grateful arms of Itumeleng Khune.
Chiefs gave a professional debut to Philani Cele late on; the exciting young midfielder replacing Tshabalala wih 12 minutes remaining and the hosts settled for the three crucial points. KickOff