Kaizer Chiefs claim second straight win with Stellenbosch victory

Kaizer Chiefs claimed a second straight win with a 2-0 victory over Stellenbosch FC at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Chiefs had the early possession, but were unable to push through the home side’s defences. Stellenbosch began to get on the ball more with some good passing in midfield.

Stellenbosch then had two rapid-fire attacks and shots on goal, the second by Devon Titus with the left boot near the edge of the box, but Petersen saved well down to his left.

It was end-to-end stuff and no wonder some players were gasping for air. Stellies began to assert their dominance on the encounter and it took a few saves from Brandon Petersen and a couple of last-ditch interventions from the Amakhosi defenders to keep the Winelands outfit at bay.

The Glamour Boys began the second half on a better footing than what they had shown in the first. It was a superb pass from Pule Mmodi to Mduduzi Mdantsane, who passed back to his team-mate and Mmodi unleashed a thunderbolt from about 35 metres out and it flew into the top of the net for his third goal of the season.

Titus then showed his naivety when he caught Thatayoane Dithlokwe high for a first yellow card before lunging in late a matter of minutes later to pick up a second yellow, which saw the Stellies attacker head down the tunnel for an early shower.

Just after the hour mark Stellenbosch broke into the Chiefs box and a shot flashed in on goal from Iqraam Rayners but it was well palmed away by Petersen.

Chiefs almost doubled their lead in the 77th minute when Given Msimango rose highest from the corner of the Stellenbosch box, winning the header and powering it towards goal, but it was just too high and flew over the crossbar.

The Amakhosi put the game to bed with one minute of regular time remaining. A lovely ball lofted to the back post located Christian Saile rising on his own to head across the goalmouth and into the side netting at the far post to wrap up the points and put the cherry on top for new head coach Molefi Ntseki.