Samir Nurkovic bagged a brace as Kaizer Chiefs regained their 10-point lead atop the Absa Premiership standings with a 4-0 win over Stellenbosch FC at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Siyabonga Ngezana opened the scoring for the Amakhosi in the Mother City as the visitors made it six wins from six matches on the road this season. Dumisani Zuma rounded off the rout in second-half stoppage time.
Defeat leaves Stellies in 14th spot on the log standings, but now just a mere point above bottom-placed Chippa United.
Chiefs got off to the perfect start as Ngezana found the back of the net in the 11th minute of the match. The centre-back rose highest from a Lebogang Manyama corner-kick to give the league leaders an early lead.
The second goal was a carbon copy of the first, with Manyama the provider once more. The former Cape Town City captain finding Nurkovic from a similarly perfect corner-kick as the Serbian doubled Chiefs’ lead int he 23rd minute; nodding the ball home past Boy de Jong in the Stellenbosch goal.
The onslaught continued following the break and the Glamour Boys should’ve been three goals up just before the hour mark as Manyama and Nurkovic linked up once more, but the latter failed to direct his diving header on goal.
Stellebosch’s first shot on target came through Marc van Heerden in the 68th minute, with their best chance following two minutes later as Waseem Isaacs shrugged off Yagan Sasman before directing his shot from an acute angle straight at Daniel Akpeyi’s face.
Nurkovic finally completed his double in the 76th minute, heading home after Zuma’s initial shot was saved by De Jong.
Zuma, though, would get his goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time to complete an emphatic win for the visitors.
The attacker on hand to pass the ball into the back of the net from close range to fire Chiefs 10 points clear of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.
Stellenbosch FC (0) 0
Kaizer Chiefs (2) 4 (Ngezana 11′ Nurkovic 23′ 76′ Zuma 90+5′)
Stellenbosch FC: De Jong; Robertson, Van Heerden, De Goede, Johannes, Bergman (Mobbie 66′), Zungu, Maroole (Franco Mares 46′), Rayners, Isaacs, Van Rooyen (Skelem 46′).
Kaizer Chiefs: Akpeyi; Frosler, Sasman, Cardoso, Ngezana, Katsande, Baccus (Zulu 86′), Parker (Ntiya-Ntiya 65′), Billiat (Zuma 50′), Manyama, Nurkovic.