Kaizer Chiefs’ Under-19s gave Orlando Pirates a 6-2 thumping in a SAB Regional League Johannesburg encounter last weekend. Sibusiso Milazi was the hero of the day, netting a quartet of goals.
The Chiefs youngsters were fifth on the SAB League log table, while Pirates were one spot lower before the encounter.
From the moment the referee had blown the whistle for the game to kick off, Amakhosi’s Under-19s were in full control, pressurising the Buccaneers high up the pitch. The Pirates were bolstered by a few players from their MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) side, but it didn’t help.
The score was 2-0 at half-time, although, as Under-19s coach Sundra Govinder commented afterwards, “We could have been up five by then, if we made better use of the goalscoring opportunities we got.”
The young Glamour Boys continued to dominate the proceedings in the second half, with Milazi being a constant nuisance to the Bucs defence. The striker is quick, very explosive and strongly build. “Sibusiso is a blue print of Fani Madida,” Govinder said, while comparing the youngster with Chiefs’ legendary striker.
Others who had great performances were wing-back Khumbulani Ncube, who loves overlapping and the 16-year-old Tsepo Myeni, who made his debut for the Under-19s side against Pirates. “Myeni reminds me of Tinashe Nengomasha,” the Chiefs coach remarked, “he wins ball and has a good range of passing.”
Captain Kefiloe Mojake excellently marshalled the defence.
Thanks to beating Pirates, Chiefs’ Under-19s side moved to second spot on the SAB League standings.
“I am very proud of the boys,” enthused Govinder about the convincing win over rivals, Pirates.
On Saturday, 8 December 2018, awaits another game for Amakhosi’s youth side – an away game against Myeni FC at Ennerdale Stadium in Ennerdale. The game will kick-off at 15:00.