Brilliant Billiat Leads To Chiefs Big Victory In Cape Town
Absa Premiership Report: Cape Town City v Kaizer Chiefs 14 September 2018
Result: Cape Town City 1-4 Kaizer Chiefs
Date: 15 September 2018
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs registered their first win of the Absa Premiership season with an 4-1 win over Cape Town City, with Khama Billiat playing a starring role.
After a lively start, Siyabonga Ngezana grabbed the lead for Amakhosi in the 11th minute with a close range header at the near post following some good work from Willard Katsande to head the ball back in the box.
The Citizens did not sit back as Matthew Rusike levelled matters for the Citizens in the 25th minute with a free header at the near post after the Chiefs defence was caught napping from a corner.
Leonardo Castro, who got an ankle knock earlier in the match, could not continue for the hosts ten minutes before halftime and was replaced by Bernard Parker.
City had the momentum towards the end of the first stanza although the pace of the match was going down.
City nearly snatched the lead just before the break as Surprise Ralani hit the upright from close range as the sides went into the break all square.
Khama Billiat restored the lead for Giovanni Solinas’ men five minutes after the break with a diving header from the middle of the box into the bottom corner following a teasing cross from Parker, 1-2.
Billiat had a chance to get a brace and give Amakhosi a two-goal cushion on the hour-mark after going through towards the box with great pace, but he fired wide after entering the box.
Benni McCarthy’s troops were dealt a blow in the 67th minute as they were reduced to ten men after Taariq Fielies got a red card for a second bookable offence.
Gift Links had an opportunity to restore parity for City 18 minutes before time with a strike from inside the box but Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune smothered the shot.
Billiat got his brace and made it 3-1 for Amakhosi with 11 minutes remaining after pouncing on a loose ball inside the box with a clinical strike.
Substitute Philani Zulu completed the rout for Amakhosi in the last minute with a low strike inside the box after he was sent through, 1-4.
Here’s how they lined up:
City: 1. Leeuwenburgh, 2. Mkhize, 12. Fielies, 45. Mngonyama, 6. Seedat, 23. Matsi, 8. Modise, 10. Patosi, 30. Martin, 11. Ralani, 9. Rusike.
Subs: 16. Stephens, 4. Kouassi, 5. Edmilson, 19. Putsche, 7. Links, 36. Kateregga, Mthembu..
Chiefs: 32. Khune, 2. Mphahlele, 30. Ngezana, 4. Cardoso, 36. Ntiya-Ntiya, 31. Katsande, 10. Ntshangase, 21. Manyama, 11. Billiat, 28. Zuma, 8. Castro (Parker 34′).
Subs: 16. Vries, 25. Parker, 5. Booysen, 27. Ekstein, 22. Zulu, 6. Adrianarimanana, 29. Walusimbi.
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Source : SL