Kaizer Chiefs vs Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhadila
After a hectic start in the DSTV Premiership, the last few games Kaizer Chiefs played proved that everyone can bounce back from a bad start. With fans being trolled on social media it has become evident that this redemption train they are on is headed for the station. Their all-time rival in the soccer field, Orlando Pirates is surely getting a run for their money as Chiefs claimed the 14th spot right below Pirates’ 13th spot on the log table after the Bidvest Wits PSL franchise, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhadila (TTM) 3-0 on Tuesday 19 January 2020 match in FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
The match began with a substitution from the Chiefs side but was soon rewarded with the first goal at 18 minutes by Ngcobo. TTM seemed to have a challenge from the beginning as chiefs penetrated their defense in the first half with ball possession favoring Chiefs at 51%.
There were shots at goal missed by both teams, but it seems just as the second half began Chiefs was more determined to seal the fate of the match by scoring another goal at 66 minutes by Manyama, making the score 2-0. It seems that from the onset of the match, TTM was no challenge for Chiefs even though we had hopes that maybe a small team like that playing against a soccer giant would work tirelessly to prove themselves in the league.
The game was close to its climax when Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhadila’s Alfred Bengani received his second yellow card after a foul towards Chiefs Captain Nurkovic. While we were still reeling from the referee’s decision to penalize TTM, a magnificent goal by Mashiane on the 89th minute made the score 3-0. This was followed by an unfortunate second yellow card for Bernard Parker at extra time.
Chiefs Coach Hunt displayed some proud moments from the bench towards his team. He said it was a leggy performance however he understood because of the programme they had while trying to get the 3 points to move up the league. TTM Coach Joe Masutha compared the match to their previous one where another goal had gone through at the 19th minute but went on to say that their efforts to regroup after the first goal were not in vain.