Glamour Boys Claim Bragging Rights

Kaizer Chiefs beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 to claim the bragging rights over their bitter rivals in a high-paced Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  Over  six million people tuned in to watch the gigantic clash between the two Soweto rivals on television while over 80 000 crammed into the FNB Stadium.  Both sides exchanged blows early on in the match giving spectators their money’s worth.  Amakhosi almost opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Bernard Parker’s free-kick found Tefu Mashamaite who rose above the Pirates defence to knock the ball goalwards but Senzo Meyiwa was quick to save the danger.  Oupa Manyisa sent a superb long range pass in the 10th minute to find an overlapping Ayanda Gcaba whose shot was well saved by Reyaad Pieterse.  Both teams failed to find a goal in the first half.

End to end action rubbed off into the second half.  Willard Katsande was in the thick of things fouling players and in the 61st minute he fouled the hearts of the Sea Robbers faithful when he headed home at the far post after a well taken Siphiwe Tshabalala corner.  The Glamour Boys almost increased their lead in the 83rd minute when Gcaba lost the ball to Tshabalala who made a brilliant run to set up Knowledge Musona and the Zimbabwean’s shot hit the side net.  Musona was at it again in the 91st minute as Amakhosi were firing on all cylinders and this time he got behind the Buccaneers defence but chipped it wide off goal.

Chiefs held on to win the match 1-0, thanks to Katsande’s header, his first ever goal in the Black and Gold.