A wet and soggy Peter Mokaba Stadium was the venue as Kaizer Chiefs took the field at home against Free State Stars in the penultimate match of 2014 and seventeenth round of the season.
Kingston Nkhatha who was seemingly on a mission to shut the mouths of the boo brigade, who have increasing put Coach Stuart Baxter under pressure to bench him, produced one of his best performance of the season.
It was in the 35th min when the ball fell favorably from Mashamaite’s header off an out swung corner leading to Nkhatha’s cheeky reaction of a back heel to give the Amakhosi the advantage.
Then seven minutes into the second half Nkhatha’s square pass across the face of goal allowed Siyabonga Nkosi a perfect opportunity to calmly side foot the ball into the net on the volley as Chiefs doubled the lead.
However a momentary lapse of concentration in defense of a Free State Stars corner left Mothoho and Khuzwayo colliding as the ball bubbled into the net for Ea lla Koto’s consolation goal in the 83rd.
As the final whistle blew, Kingston Nkhatha rounded off a fantastic night with a Man of the Match award; while Kaizer Chiefs’s 2-1 win extended their lead by 15 points with 13 league victories. And 17 undefeated matches this season.
Though the result left Free State Stars’ remaining second from bottom with nine defeats this season. Coach Kinnah Phiri was enthused by his team’s performance saying that he is confident that their fortunes will change, as long as the boys put up such performances as they did against the log leaders.