Kaizer Chiefs came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Black Leopards in a DSTV Premiership game on Wednesday night.
It was not the start that Chiefs wanted at the FNB Stadium, as an Itumeleng Khune blunder gifted Lidoda Duvha the lead.
Ovidy Karuru made no mistake in the 12th minute after an uncharacteristically poor mis-kicked clearance from Khune went straight to the former Chiefs player, and he calmly guided the ball into the back of the open goal from 30m out.
And while the first goal was a gift, the second wasn’t, as an unmarked Karuru popped up to head in Tebogo Makobela’s excellent cross to put Leopards into a 2-0 lead.
It should’ve been three but Rodney Ramagalela was adjudged to be narrowly off-side in the 26th minute.
Khune had to make a good save to deny Mumuni Abubaker in the 37th minute, with Leopards having all the best the chances in the first half.
While Chiefs came out with an attacking intent in the second half, the best chances in the first 15 minutes actually fell to Karuru, but he wasn’t able to complete the hat trick.
Chiefs pulled a goal back in the 68th minute, awarded to Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, as he was able to bundle the ball into the goal, after being played in by Bernard Parker.
A minute later King Ndlovu had to make a good save to deny Njabulo Blom.
Ngcobo had a chance again in the 77th minute, but his shot flew into the side-netting, while Ndlovu had to be aware four minutes later to deny Khama Billiat.
Billiat finally levelled matters in the 86th minute. A defensive slip up saw a loose ball bounce off the post and the Zimbabwean made no mistake.
Chiefs move up one spot to 12th on the table, while Dylan Kerr’s team remain in 14th spot, ruing what could have been.