Kaizer Chiefs are going to the extended international break sitting comfortably four points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership after beating Golden Arrows 2-0 in a league game played at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.
Daniel Cardoso converted a penalty in the first half and Nkosinathi Sibisi scored an own goal in the second half to hand Chiefs their third win in a row and record six wins from eight matches this season.
What is impressing Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp is to see his team grinding out the results.
This was a first loss for Arrows since they 5-0 drubbing by Bloemfontein Celtic early in August but they had also drawn the last four games coming to this clash against Chiefs. Head coach Steve Komphela felt that his team didn’t do badly on the night.
At this stage last season, Chiefs were placed third with three wins, four draws, one loss and 13 points. Fast forward to six wins, one draw and a loss now and occupying the top spot with 19 points. This is a huge improvement but Middendorp is refusing to get carried away.
Chiefs next league match will be an away fixture to the defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Lofts Stadium in Pretoria on the 27th of this month.
Arrows have been unfortunate in recent matches, they led two-nil against Stellenbosch FC but ended up drawing 2-all.
Finishing also seems to be another challenge for this side as they appear to be heavily reliant on Knox Mutizwa who has scored four of their seven goals so far. It’s an area that seems to concern Komphela as well. – Report by Velile Mnyandu
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