Free State Stars not good enough to stop mighty Amakhosi
Kaizer Chiefs beat Free Sate Stars 2-1 to record their 13th win of the season on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs recorded their 13th win of the season after defeating relegation-threatening Free State Stars 2-1 in the Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday evening.
Stars were hoping to hand Chiefs their first taste of defeat but Kingston Nkhatha opened the scoring for Amakhosi in the 34th minute with a superb flick.
Stars goalkeeper Glenn Verbauwhede pulled out some great saves to prevent the home side from adding more goals as Chiefs pestered them with more attempts.
The home side doubled their lead through midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi from Nkhatha's cross, who slotted home from close range.
Nkhatha was named man of the match, defying the odds after fans booed him in their last match against Chippa United at the weekend.
Stars got a consolation goal in the 83rd minute with own goal from Eric Mathoho, in what appeared to be a grave misunderstanding between him and goalkeeper Nhlanhla Brilliant Khuzwayo.
Chiefs now sit comfortably on 43 points with a healthy lead at the top.
Mamelodi Sundowns moved up to second position after beating Maritzburg United 2-1 at the Harry Gwala Stadium.
They are now on 28 points, 15 points adrift of Chiefs.
University of Pretoria thrashed Polokwane City 5-1 while Ajax Cape Town climbed up to 4th after they drew with Amazulu 1-1. Franklin Cale scored a spectacular goal despite missing a penalty earlier in the match.
Urban Warriors boss Roger de Sa says his team conceded a soft goal and there are some mistakes he'd like to work on.
"It was a soft goal really, lots of mistakes leading up to the goal. But nevertheless we conceded and then we tried, threw people forward and then it's always a bit of a lucky break and he redeemed himself with that equaliser."