City overcome Chiefs in five goal thriller

Thato Mokeke © Gallo Images
Thato Mokeke © Gallo Images

Three goals for Cape Town City courtesy of Aubrey Ngoma, Lebogang Manyama and Judas Moseamedi ensured they beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 in an Absa Premiership match on Tuesday night at Cape Town Stadium.

Eric Tinkler’s men remain placed at No 1 on the log standings with 49 points from 25 matches.

Chiefs’s consolation goals were scored by skipper Siphiwe Tshabalala and Joseph Molangoane.

The match started with a bang with both sides pushing forward in attack.

In the 16th minute Ngoma produced a brilliant solo run into the box beating three Chiefs defenders before slotting the ball past the oncoming Bruce Bvuma to make it 1-0 for City.

Steve Komphela’s men showed resilience and equalised in the 20th minute when Tshabalala unleashed a clever dipping shot to beat Walters after a great pass by Edmore Chirambadare, 1-1.

In the 35th minute, Eric Tinkler’s scored their second through Manyama after he beat George Maluleka in the box and finished from a tight angle.

It was 2-1 at halftime.

William Twala’s inclusion in the second half nearly paid off for Chiefs when his set piece into the box found Ramahlwe Mphahlele whose header brushed the roof the in the 55th minute

It was end to end stuff in the 57th minute as Robyn Johannes denied substitute Gustavo Paez after Walters was caught off his line – the defender cleared the danger on the goal line.

Chiefs continued to push forward and City finally succumbed in the 72nd minute when Molangoane tapped home a brilliant cross from Paez, 2-2.

With 11 minutes to go the Soweto giants were all over their hosts and Tshabalala missed a glorious opportunity after he was set through by George Lebese.

The match looked to be heading for a stalemate until Moseamedi scored in injury time after heading home a well-placed cross, 3-2.

In the wake of the defeat, Chiefs are now placed at No 4 on the table with 45 points from 25 league matches.

Cape Town City: (2) 3 (Ngoma 16′, Manyama 35′, Moseamedi 90+3′)

Kaizer Chiefs: (1) 2 (Tshabalala 20′, Molangoane 72′)

Cape Town City: Walters, Edmilson, Johannes, Kobola (Adjei 67′), Gumede, Putsche, Manyama, Mokeke, Ngoma, Jayiya (Masina 57′), Majoro (Moseamedi 75′)

Kaizer Chiefs: Bvuma, Mathoho, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Masilela, Katsande, Molangoane (Lebese 78′), Tshabalala, Maluleka, Chirambadare (Twala 49′), Parker (Paez 50′)

This article was sourced from the PSL Website.

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