Chiefs move to top of PSL
Kaizer Chiefs beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 to move to the top of the PSL table on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs made it three from three in the PSL with a 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday.
Mandla Masango scored the game's only goal as the Glamour Boys moved to the top of the table.
A small crowd erupted in cheer when Masango turned in George Lebese's cross.
It was the only joy for the Amakhosi, who along with Celtics squandered every chance at goal.
Coach Stuart Baxter says in the end a win is all that was important.
"It's a good game to win for us because you don't always play fantastic football. I thought we did enough in the second half to warrant maybe nicking it."
Joy for Baxter's side and anguish for Ernst Middendorp who's still waiting for his side's first league win of the new campaign.
Tshepo Masilela was named man of the match.
Baxter says he was about to bring an end to Masango's night before he scored what proved to be the winner.
"I was just contemplating actually taking Mandla off. He was working very hard but not affecting the game. And then he started to show that he was getting on the ball better in some areas.
"So I left him on for another five minutes and then he scored. He's worked very hard."
Despite winning the match, Baxter says some are areas of concern for him and majority of these issues are boil down to basics.
"We have faults in our game in South Africa. We don't score enough goals and the final pass is often very rushed. We turn over possession too often because we're trying to go quicker than we can actually make it. We do forget sometimes our structure."
Middendorp says there needs to be a lot of improvement with his side going forward.
"In future situations I'm expecting that we do better and expecting that we bring more players around the ball. The movement forward and bringing numbers forward, the position of the passing."