The Kaizer Chiefs suffered their third defeat in a row in the DSTV premiere. Amakhosi lost 2-1 to Golden Arrows in Durban this afternoon despite scoring the opening goal early in the first half.
The Chiefs are now four games without a win, having scored just a single goal in three hundred and sixty minutes of football.
This was a catch-up game for the Chiefs after missing two league games in December due to a massive COVID-19 outbreak at the Soweto club.
Kaizer Chiefs were under pressure to salvage some pride after suffering back-to-back defeats.
Amakhosi lost to SuperSport United by a single goal before losing to Stellenbosch FC by the same score last weekend.
Chiefs, who still have ambitions to finish in the top three, couldn’t afford to suffer their third straight loss.
On the other hand, the Arrows were chasing a rare doubles against the Chiefs, a side they defeated in Johannesburg last month.
Abafana Exsthende is fighting hard to finish in the top eight and repeat last season’s form.
Both sides are managed by caretaker coaches, having recently parted ways with their respective coaches.
Chiefs and Arrows haven’t won a match in their last three games. Both sides tested each other in the early stages of the encounter.
Zimbabwe’s Khama Billiat broke the deadlock in the 18th minute after a brilliant combination with Colombia’s Leonardo Castro.
Amakhosi played with confidence looking for more goals in the first half. But the home side didn’t seem intimidated as they pressed for an equaliser.
Arrows keeper Sifiso Mlungwana required medical attention after being fouled by Castro in the 33rd minute.
The home side had the Chiefs defense on their toes late in the first half as they looked for an equalizer.
At the break it was still 1-0. The visitors picked up where they left off at the start of the second half.
Arrows finally equalized in the 60th minute through substitute Siboniso Conco after a blunder by defender Njabulo Ngcobo.
Minutes later, Ngcobo gifted another ball, almost giving Arrows the second goal of the game.
It wasn’t long before Ngcobo gave way to fellow defender Daniel Cardoso but the KwaZulu-Natal-born player wasn’t happy about his substitution and didn’t want to shake hands with his coach.
The Chiefs didn’t give up as they were looking for a winning goal late in the second half.
But it was Arrows who managed to score the winner three minutes before regulation through Nduduzo Sibiya and expose the Chiefs’ defense.
Kaizer Chiefs suffer third consecutive loss in DSTV Premiership – SABC News
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