A much changed Kaizer Chiefs team overcame a stern test against Chippa United with a 2-0 victory in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday evening. A second half brace from Dumsani Zuma saw Chiefs win their fifth Absa Premiership game in a row. The game against the Chili Boys was both a physical and mental test for Chiefs with a Derby looming on Saturday against Pirates. But Amakhosi kept their focus and got the points they needed from their trip to the Eastern Cape.
Chiefs have scored at least two goals in each of their five away league games this season.
Chiefs extend their lead at the summit of the Absa Premiership log with 25 points collected from 10 games. Chippa on the other hand remain rooted at the bottom of the standings with 4 points from 10 games.
Bernard Parker put in a good shift in midfield after playing his first full 90 minutes following his recovery. Nurković was another player who did well for Chiefs as he kept Chippa’s defence busy throughout the match. Another great performance came from the brace scorer Dumsani Zuma, but ultimately, captain Willard Katsande was handed Man of the Match award for his hard work in the middle of the park and providing an assist for Zuma’s first goal.
Chiefs: Bvuma (44); Ntiya-Ntiya, Ngezana (Gordinho 82’), Cardoso, Moleko (Maluleka 46’), Katsande ©, Zulu, Parker, Zuma, Kambole (Castro 70’), Nurković
Subs not used: Akpeyi, Mphahlele, Mahlasela, Blom
Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Chippa: Tignyemb ©; Modisane, Nsabiyumva (Lentjies 45’), K. Moyo (Mthethwa 20’), E. Moyo; Maphangule, Mahola, Komane (Damons 45’), Maziya, Twala; Kwem
Subs not used: Mazibuko; Manzini, Rakhale, Manzine