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Chiefs Sees 2 Goals Wipe Off By Tenacious Galaxy

  • May 7, 2024
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Chiefs Sees 2 Goals Wipe Off By Tenacious Galaxy

Kaizer Chiefs squandered a two-goal lead twice as they were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw by TS Galaxy at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

Ranga Chivaviro capitalized on a Mpho Mvelase error to open the scoring for Chiefs in the 18th minute. However, the lead was short-lived as Edmilson Dove’s handball inside the box resulted in a penalty, converted by Sphiwe Mahlangu in the 32nd minute. Dove received a yellow card for the handball.

Just before halftime, Dove was shown a second yellow card for a reckless challenge on Kamogelo Sebelebele, reducing Chiefs to ten men.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Chiefs doubled their lead through a well-executed Chivaviro free kick in the 50th minute. However, Galaxy refused to surrender. Mahlangu rose unmarked to head home from a Higor Vidal free kick in the 76th minute, securing a share of the spoils.

This result follows Chiefs’ heavy 5-1 defeat to champions Mamelodi Sundowns last week. They remain eighth in the table with 34 points after 27 matches, while Galaxy are fifth with 39 points after 26 matches.

The match started brightly, with Galaxy nearly taking an early lead when Puso Dithejane missed the target after a good build-up involving Marks Monyai. Chiefs responded through Chivaviro, forcing a strong save from Fiacre Ntwari.

Mvelase’s error gifted Chiefs the lead, but Galaxy fought back through the penalty. Njabulo Ngcobo nearly restored Chiefs’ advantage before halftime, but his shot on the edge of the box was tipped over by Ntwari.

Dove’s red card presented a challenge for Chiefs, but Chivaviro’s free kick kept them hopeful. Ultimately, however, Galaxy’s persistence paid off with Mahlangu’s second goal. There was another red card for Chiefs as goalkeeper Brandon Petersen was shown a red card while on the bench for dissent in the closing stages.

Picture courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs

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