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Chiefs Miss Chance To Go Ahead Of Pirates

Kaizer Chiefs missed the chance to move ahead of bitter rivals Orlando Pirates after being held to a 1-1 draw by Sekhukhune United on Saturday.

Sekhukhune had the first notable chance of the game, when Yusuf Maart put a corner from the hosts almost into his own net but his header sailed past the post after 16 minutes.

Just two minutes later Frosler found himself free in the box but he only hit goalkeeper Renaldo Leaner from a tight angle, while on the other side Babina Noko’s Ntiya-Ntiya hit the post with a strong shot from range in two frenzy minutes.

Bruce Bvuma was then called into action after his initial save from a Sekhukhune attempt bounced of Edmilson Dove and almost into over the line, but the Chiefs keeper scrambled the ball away.

The game slowed down again afterwards, with the next notable chance being a shot by Pule Mmodi in the 39th minute but it was dealt with by Leaner.

But it was the home side who opened the scoring thanks to a beautiful header by Elias Mokwana following a delicious cross by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Chiefs had a massive chance to equalise in the 51st minute but Christian Saile put his shot next to the post from close range.

The second half was low on highlights, but Ranga Chivaviro livened up the stadium with a superb strike in the 80th minute to equalise.

Sekhukhune almost got back infant but a shot by Chibuike Ohizu just missed the target.

In the end, the draw was probably a fair result and it saw Chiefs remain in sixth spot, one points behind Pirates and two behind Stellenbosch in third place.

David Kappel
David Kappel
David Kappel has served as a renowned international editor and content manager for almost a decade. David specialises in ensuring content and social media posts are highly engaging for football fans and was previously the international editor at Soccer Laduma. He is currently the iDiski Times website editor and social strategist.