Chiefs Suffer Shock Royal AM Defeat
Victor Letsoalo scored a brace as Royal AM stunned Kaizer Chiefs 4-1 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening. Meanwhile in other DStv Premiership fixtures there were victories for Stellenbosch in the Cape derby, while Baroka beat Sekhukhune United.
Letsoalo went close for the visitors after three minutes, before Phathutshedzo Nange went wide a minute later at the other end.
Khama Billiat went close in the 13th minute, but his effort was just off target, as was Cole Alexander’s in the 18th minute, as the midfielder came close to opening the scoring.
But it was Royal AM who grabbed the lead in the 34th minute, when Bafana Bafana striker Letsoalo got down well to head in a good cross from Levy Mashiane.
Brandon Petersen had to be alert as half-time approached, as he first denied Mashiane before making a good save to stop Tebogo Potsane’s effort.
Keagan Dolly had a good chance in the first minute of the second half, but Patrick Nyame made the save. Alexander was on target in the 53rd minute, but once again Nyame made the stop.
Letsoalo’s effort on the hour mark was deflected wide, while Potsane’s shot three minutes later went straight to Petersen.
But Letsoalo couldn’t be denied in the 66th minute, as his excellent free kick left Petersen with no chance. 2-0.
Chiefs made it 2-1 in the 73rd minute, as S’fiso Hlanti’s free kick took a slight deflection to beat Nyame.
But two minutes later it was 3-1 as moments after coming on Sibusiso Mabiliso conceded an own goal as he deflected Zukile Mkhize’s cross past Petersen.
And it was wrapped up in style with a great stoppage time counter attack goal, as Mfundo Thikazi made it 4-1.
A stunning victory for John Maduka’s charges, but a result that Stuart Baxter will not be happy with.
Meanwhile at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town City lost 3-0 to Stellenbosch in the Cape derby.
The visitors took the lead just past the half hour mark when Alan Robertson put Stellenbosch in front, with a good strike at a corner
Judas Moseamedi doubled the lead in the 84th minute, before adding a third in the 90th minute, as the striker scored a brace against his former team.
And at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, Baroka beat Sekhukhune United 1-0.
Evidence Makgopa put the home team in the lead with a good strike just before half-time.