Chiefs move nine points clear of Sundowns

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  • Post published:January 12, 2020

Kaizer Chiefs secured their second straight win after cruising to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium on Sunday, writes DYLAN APPOLIS.

Ernst Middendorp’s side came into this clash after returning to winning ways when they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Highlands Park in their previous league match.

Josef Zinnbauer’s men, meanwhile, were forced to share the spoils at Cape Town Stadium when they played out to a 2-2 draw in their previous league encounter.

Amakhosi got off to the perfect start and broke the deadlock in the 11th minute when Leonardo Castro headed home a Kearyn Baccus Cross.

The Citizens nearly levelled matters in the 24th minute but Mduduzi Mdantsane dragged his effort wide of the upright after he was picked out by Thabo Nodada.

Daniel Akpeyi kept his sides lead intact with two minutes left till the break when he produced a fine save to deny Surprise Ralani’s effort from close-range.

However, Chiefs managed to hold on to their one-goal lead as the match went into the half-time break.

The home side picked up where they left off in the first half and doubled their lead early in the second half when Samir Nurkovic nodded home a Dumisani Zuma cross.

Chiefs extended their lead even further in the 66th minute after Eric Mathoho found the back of the net after he headed the ball home.

Zinnbauer made his first substitution a minute later when he brought on Chris David in place of Ebrahim Seedat before introducing Shane Roberts for Mdantsane.

Happy Mashiane should have added Chiefs’ fourth goal in the 75th minute but saw his effort sail wide of the target.

George Maluleka has a chance of his own five minutes later but was unable to direct his effort on target as he blazed it wide of goal.

Zinnbauer made his final change of the game when he brought on Fagrie Lakay for Surprise Ralani.

Middendorp opted to bring on a fresh pair of legs when he introduced Bernard Parker to replace Lebogang Manyama in the 86th minute.

However, Chiefs held on to their lead over City until the final whistle to claim all three points and their second consecutive win.