Ten man Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-1 to Tshakhuma, as the home team scored a last minute winner, in the DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Tshakhuma 2-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Dylan Kerr finally got to sit on the bench for TTM after receiving his work permit, and it was his team that got the first effort on goal, as Thabo Mnyamane let loose a vicious shot from outside the area in the 22nd minute, but Bruce Bvuma pulled off a good save to deny the home team.
In the 30th minute Thabo Rakhale’s shot looked on target, but it was deflected out by Ramahlwe Mphahlele.
Chiefs struggled to get into the final third, and create chances, as the home team’s defence stifled their progress.
In the 38th minute Njabulo Blom picked up a second yellow card in the first half, and he was sent to the stands. Chiefs down to ten men.
Mnyamane almost made it worse for Chiefs, when a minute later his free kick attempt struck the crossbar and bounced straight down, but fortunately didn’t go over the goal line, and Bvuma was able to gather the ball.
Siyabonga Ngezana got Chiefs first chance in the 41st minute, but his header went high and wide.
But less than a minute Chiefs were trailing, as Rakhale controlled a ball superbly in the box, and volleyed it in past Bvuma. A good assist from Mnyamane.
The ten men of Chiefs came out in the second half, showing good intent, and Samir Nurkovic went close in the 51st minute with a bouncing header, but Washington Arubi was able to make a save.
Celimpilo Ngema broke into Chiefs’ box and fired a shot at goal in the 54th minute, Bvuma got down to make a good save. The ball should’ve gone for a corner, but the officials seemed to miss the Chiefs’ goalkeeper’s touch. The diminutive former Uthongathi midfielder had another chance five minutes later, but this time his shot went into the side-netting.
Lebogang Manyama forced a save out of Arubi in the 61st minute, with a good strike from the edge of the area.
A minute later Chiefs were awarded a penalty by Victor Hlungwani, when Ayanda Nkili was adjudged to have fouled Nurkovic in the box. There was some deliberation from the officials, before it was awarded, with the fourth official getting involved.
Manyama stepped up to to take the spot kick and his penalty was saved by Arubi, but Manyama reacted quickly to regather the ball, who rounded the keeper and slipped it in from an acute angle.
TTM could have had a penalty of their own in the 67th minute, after a ball struck Mphahlele’s arm, but Hlungwani waved play on.
Thembisani Nevhulamba had the ball in the back of the net in the 72nd minute, but he was correctly ruled off-side, while two minutes Mnyamane had another free kick chance, but went just wide.
In the 76th minute, Nurkovic set up Bernard Parker, but the Chiefs captain’s shot rattled the cross bar and went over.
The home team were awarded a penalty in the last seconds of the game when Ngezana handballed in the box.
Mnyamane stepped up to take the kick, and blasted it in to win the game.