Chiefs extend their lead to Championship

Chiefs started the match stronger of the two sides, with Siphiwe Tshabalala the first to test a goalkeeper his 20-yard drive easily saved by Patrick Tignyemb. Few minutes later and the Cameroonian goalie had to be sharp after the ball fell to Parker in the box, rushing out to block at the striker’s feet.

Bloemfontein Celtics started to find their when the match progressed. They took the match to Amakhosi who found themselves defending

The visitors had an opportunity in the 28th minute as Joel Mogorosi did well to connect with a corner from Keagan Buchanan, but his header flew wide of the target.

Amakhosi opened the scoring on the 43rd minute before half time through Parker, when the ball floated into the box and Nkhatha tried bicycle-kick but missed it. Parker was there to the loose ball and converted a ball that gave Amakhosi an early lead.

Bernard Parker almost doubled for Amakhosi few minutes after the break, his attempt went wide of the goal post

Joel Mogorosi came close to leveling matters on the hour mark when he ran onto a through-pass from Musa Nyatama, but his strike hit the crossbar from a save by Khune.

On the 71st minute, Amakhosi increased their lead though Musona who curled the ball and Patrick Tignyemb failed to stop the ball from hitting net.

The Celtics Defender scored for Amakhosi to give them an assurance goal. Buchanan headed the ball into his own net while trying to clear a corner from Musona, handing Chiefs a 3-0 lead.

Amakhosi remain at the top of the standings with 43 points from 19 matches, nine points more than second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, while Celtic are in ninth place with 23 points from 18 matches.

 

Article: By Sphiwe Ka Ngwenya II

 

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