Cape Town City 3-2 Kaizer Chiefs: Hosts kill off Amakhosi
Judas Moseamedi scored the winner for Cape Town City to earn them a 3-2 win over Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town City 3-2 Kaizer Chiefs: Hosts kill off Amakhosi

Judas Moseamedi scored the winner for Cape Town City to earn them a 3-2 win over Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs locked horns in a top-of-the-table clash, with the latter eager to set the record straight against the side in their first year of existence.

As expected both sides altered their line-ups for the clash, with City bringing back fullbacks in Mozambican Edmilson and Vincent Kobola respectively.

Polish midfielder Roland Putsche got a recall to midfield to partner Thato Mokeke after missing out in the 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits last Wednesday.

Winger Bhongolwethu Jayiya, who broke records recently by scoring the fastest hat-trick in PSL history recently, also earned a recall to replace Sibusiso Masina.

Up-front saw the return of striker Lehlohonolo Majoro to replace Judas Moseamedi as Eric Tinkler looked to annex nothing but the maximum points to stretch their lead at the summit.

The Amakhosi were fresh from Nedbank Cup quarterfinal heartbreak, came into the tie with problems in the way of injuries and suspensions to key players.

Young goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma replaced the injured captain Itumeleng Khune in goal, and as for Lorenzo Gordinho, his slot was filled by Daniel Cardoso to partner Eric Mathoho at centre-back.

Fullback Tsepo Masilela replaced Sibusiso Khumalo who also sat out the clash through injury, while right-back Ramahlwe Mphahlele retained his spot.

The middle of the park coincided with the return of Zimbabwean winger Edmore Chirambadare who replaced George Lebese at left-wing. But the rest of the contingent that did duty against SuperSport United remained intact.

Stand-in captain Siphiwe Tshabalala and Bernard Parker was handed the task to guide the Amakhosi to the maximum points to keep their title aspirations alive.

After sustaining the early pressure from their more fancied visitors, the Citizens took the lead much to the dismay of the numbers in the stands when Aubrey Ngoma broke through the Amakhosi defence following a solo run before beating debutant Bvuma after 16 minutes.

Their lead lasted only four minutes when Tshabalala equalized in perfect fashion with a delicate chip over an advancing Walters.

They were looking to go into the break level-pegging, but were dealt a blow when the home side regained the lead after 35 minutes through captain Lebogang Manyama who nut-megged George Maluleke to beat Bvuma for his 12th Premiership goal of the season.

With their backs against the wall, coach Steve Komphela pulled out the jugular with the introduction of William Twala and Gustavo Paez for a fresher approach in attack.

The changes to some extent did change the effect the game slightly, but they still found it tough to break down a stubborn City rearguard eager to hold onto their slender lead.

But their lead slipped from their grasp after the Amakhosi equalized through Joseph Molangoane in the 72nd minute to send the small crowd into raptures.

At the other end, Majoro missed a glorious chance to reclaim the lead a minute later when he squandered a sitter which looked easier to score than miss.

But the home side had the last laugh after substitute Judas Moseamedi scored the winner at the death to maintain their lead at the top and pile the pressure on a beleaguered Komphela.

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