Zimbabwean Skipper Scores Winning Goal For Kaizer Chiefs
Zimbabwean Skipper Willard Katsande’s secured a 1-0 win for Kaizer Chiefs over Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night, 7th November 2018, to move the Glamour boys up to 4th position on the ABSA premiership log table.
The 32-year-old veteran midfield strong-hold scored in the 41st minutes of the match to seal the points for Amakhosi redeeming him from missing a penalty shoot on Sunday in the Telkom quarter final against Super Sport United. The goal from the Zimbabwean Skipper Willard Katsande which came 5 minutes before the halftime was enough to secure maximum points for the Chiefs, after a succession of loses this season.
Katsande muscled himself in front of the challenge and put the goal behind the Leopards goal keeper easily after a flick from Ramahlwe Mphahlele, to the near post.
The victory against the gallant leopards is a second consecutive win following their Telkom Knockout quarterfinal win against Super Sport United at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on Sunday.
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.The Match remained on Knife edge as both teams battled to find any fluency. The Leopards where the first to have threatening chances infront of goal with Kaizer Chiefs goal keeper Itumelang Khune coming to his side’s rescue when he denied Mwape Musonda in a one-on-one situation in the seventh minute, before also keeping out an effort from Phathutshedzo Nange a minute later.
Khune was again called into action again to block out Karabo Tsepes close range, before Lifa Hlongwane missed the target on the follow up, after some sloppy defending from Amakhosi 10 minutes into the second half giving the Limpopo outfit the chance to equalize,.
Amakhosi are now on 17 points from 12 matches, seating on the fourth position in the Absa premier league log table. Kaizer Chiefs ended a two-match losing streak in the Premiership with a 1-0 win over Black Leopards in a tightly-contested match at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Leopard who remain sitting on the 12th position where looking to improve their current situation as they sit in 12th position with nine points from nine matches.
This is Katsande’s first league goal of the season in 11 appearances for Kaizer Chiefs. The former Warriors skipper will be returning to the Warriors squad against Liberia next week after last appearing at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon 2017, has set himself a target of reaching 20 career league goals for Chiefs before he retires and is now on goal number 14
Zimbabwean Kaizer Chiefs team mate Khama Billiat endured another succession of a poor performance as he squanderd a chance in the 82nd minutes, when he was thwarted by the Leopards goal keeper after a superb pass from Leonardo Castro.