Kaizer Chiefs Reserves were involved in an ‘It’s Massive Festival’ thriller of six goals. Chiefs reserves seeking to consolidate their position in the Top 8 exchanged six goals with Chippa United Reserves in the Multichoice Diski Challenge festival on Sunday.
Chippa Reserves were first to get off the mark with Man of the Match Ronaldo Maarman opening the scoring with an easy tap-in from a cross in the 5th minute of the game. Chiefs Reserves retaliated with a 1,2-play involving Keletso Sifama, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and finished by Khumbulani Ncube in the 22nd minute. In the heat of Mdantsane’s Sisa Dukashe Stadium, the referee instituted a water break.
The teams went into the break on 1-1 parity after referee added two minutes to his clock. Arthur Zwane went to the dressing room with a notepad of 5 goal attempts and whopping 69% of ball possession.
Chippa Reserves restored their lead in the 47th minute with another goal after a fumble by Mokwena, allowing Maarman to slot in his second of the match. Once again Chiefs Reserves responded with a beautifully taken goal from poacher Keletso Sifama.
A confusion in the box led to a third goal from Chippa Reserves, Buhle Mhlaleki capitalising to make it 3-2 in the 56th minute.
In the 61st minute, Arthur Zwane brought on striker Sibusiso Milazi for Khumbulani Ncube.
A route one set Sihle Mbhle through to setup Lebohang Lesako to calmly slot in an equaliser to conclude a six-goal thriller.
Chiefs Reserves pressed hard for the winner, but referee’s five-minute added time could not assist to break the deadlock.
Chiefs Reserves dominated the entertaining game and will not be entirely disappointed with a take away of one point which means a leapfrog to 6th on the log.
Starting: Bontle Molefe (Gk), Darrel Matsheke, Wandy Khwinana, Thabo Mokwena, Sihle Mbele, Lebohang Lesako, Khumbulani Ncube (61’Sibusiso Milazi), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Kefiloe Mojaki, Sabelo Radebe ©, Keletso Sifama
Subs: Thabang Mohotsi (Gk), Kamohelo Hoala, Tshepo Myeni, Mthokozisi Balakazi