Chiefs & Stellenbosch Draw In Four Goal Thriller
Four goals were scored in the last twenty minutes as Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch played to a 2-2 draw at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 Stellenbosch
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo almost got Chiefs off to the perfect start, but his long range effort in the third minute, hit the outside of the upright and went behind.
Two minutes later, on the other end of the pitch, Stanley Dimgba had a good chance for the visitors, but his effort from an acute angle, flew across the face of the goal.
DImgba continued to cause a few problems for the Chiefs defence, and in the 18th minute he went close again, shooting just wide of Daniel Akpeyi’s goal.
Five minutes later Akpeyi made a routine save to deny Stellenbosch’s Argentinean forward Junior Mendieta.
Lebogang Manyama tried an effort from a tight angle in the 38th minute, but Sage Stephens got down well to make the save.
At the halftime break, it remained goalless.
Ashley Du Preez had a good chance early in the second half, after a good pass from his cousin Deano Van Rooyen, but the young forward fluffed his attempt, and Akpeyi was able to save.
A minute later Akpeyi had to be alert to pull off a good stop to deny Mendieta, who was played in by Dimgba.
In the 56th minute Happy Mashiane almost got free after running onto a through ball from Manyama, but Stephens came off his line well to deny him.
Five minutes later, Chiefs had a decent call for a penalty for a foul on Willard Katsande, but the referee waved play on.
Nathan Sinkala put Stellenbosch into the lead in the 72nd minute, when Nathan Sinkala headed in powerfully from a Mendieta corner.
Leonardo Castro came off the bench to level matters, heading in in the 77th minute from a Reeve Frosler cross.
But two minutes later Stellenbosch substitute Phatutshedzo Nange headed in Dimgba’s cross to restore the lead.
But Chiefs were back level in the 85th minute as Ngcobo raced into the box and finished from a Mashiane cross. 2-2.
Neither team were able to find the winner in the last few minutes and it ended 2-2.