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Chiefs won their opening game 3-2 away to Highlands Park thanks to goals from Lebogang Manyama (2) and Erick Mathoho.
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Kaizer Chiefs are without the suspended Yagan Sasman but have Shaun Bartlett back on the bench. Their assistant coach served a two-match ban for being sent to the stands in the final league game of last season.
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Lidoda Duvha lost their opening match 1-0 to Polokwane City last week, and will be without their coach Lionel Soccoia for this game after he was dismissed in that match.
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Black Leopards subs: K. Ndlovu (GK), S. Zulu, Ndawonde, Phala, Kapinga, T. Ndlovu, Mhlongo.
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Black Leopards starting XI: Jonas Mendes; Matlaba, Masia, Katjiukua, P. Zulu; Mudau, Mokoena, Bereng, Khutlang; Hlongwane; Malajila.
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Kaizer Chiefs subs: Akpeyi (GK), Gordinho, Mphahlele, Mashiane, Baccus, Katsande, Zuma.
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Kaizer Chiefs starting XI: Bvuma, Frosler, Mathoho, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya; Parker, Maluleka, Manyama, Kambole; Nurkovic, Castro.
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Hello and welcome to tonight's live coverage of Kaizer Chiefs vs. Black Leopards in the PSL from Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Kickoff is at 8.15pm local time.
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We have the first shot of the game as Castro finds Nurkovic with a diagonal, the latter lays off for Parker to strike, but Masia blocks very well.
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We are underway as Chiefs kick off.
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Late change: there is news from the stadium as Daniel Akpeyi replaces Bruce Bvuma in the Kaizer Chiefs starting lineup. The reason for the late alteration is not clear.
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Leopards mount a dangerous attack though Khutlang, but Parker chops him down. He is lucky to escape a yellow card.
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It's been a high-paced start to this game. Leopards are moving the ball very well against Chiefs' midfield diamond.
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Hlongwane makes a good dribble for Leopards on the left and wins a corner. When Chiefs clear, it sees Kambole run through on goal, but he shanks his left-footed effort wide of the post.
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Khutlang makes another good burst for Leopards and Nurkovic pulls him back. That could also have been a yellow card; lucky to get away with that.
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Chiefs have another good attack as Manyama dribbles up the right and crosses low, but Masia clears the ball just past his own post.
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GOAL FOR CHIEFS! Maluleka delivers a corner from the right Mathoho rises highest to head home. An excellent corner and header. Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Black Leopards.
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Chiefs have another attempt as Akpeyi kicks the ball long, Castro flicks on and Parker has a shot from the edge of the box blocked.
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Nurkovic is chopped down by Masia on the right touchline and again, the referee decides not to issue a yellow to the Leopards man. He is being very lenient tonight.
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Castro is next to have an attempt for Chiefs as he gets on the end of Maluleka's corner, but he heads wide under pressure.
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Chance for Leopards! Bereng makes a run from midfield onto a pass in-behind but Akpeyi comes out of his goal well to rush him into a shot from a narrow angle. The shot goes wide.
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Pentjie Zulu plays a good pass looking for Khutlang for Leopards, but Akpeyi comes out well to claim.
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Leopards are having a good spell of possession here as Chiefs look to play on the counter attack, but the away side are not making real in-roads with their passing. Score update: Chiefs 1-0 Leopards.
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Chiefs mount an attack and Castro delivers a perfect cross from the right, but Kambole is offside and the ball hits his hand anyway.
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Chiefs create a half-chance as Frosler picks out Castro on the right and he crosses towards Nurkovic, but the ball is behind the Serbian striker and he can only divert his attempt wide.
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Close! Parker plays a through-ball for Kambole, but Jonas Mendes does very well in goal for Leopards to race off his line and beat Chiefs' Zambian attacker to the ball.
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Leopards have an opening as a freekick falls to centre back, Masia in the box but he makes weak contact with his less-favourable foot and Akpeyi easily saves the attempt.
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As we enter the final moments of the first half, the score is still 1-0 to Chiefs thanks to Mathoho's 12th minute goal.
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The referee blows the half time whistle. Mathoho's headed goal from Maluleka's corner separates the sides. Chiefs 1-0 Leopards.
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The fourth official indicates one minute of additional time to be played.
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Malajila makes a strong challenge on Maluleka, leaving the latter in pain on the ground. Again, referee Abongile Tom decides not to issue a caution.
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Chiefs have made a half-time change as Dumisani Zuma replaces Leonardo Castro.
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The second half is underway.
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A slow start to the second half here as both teams make several misplaces passes.
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Manyama gives away a freekick but Mathoho rises well to head clear for Chiefs when the ball comes in. Excellent defending.
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Mathoho defends well again for Chiefs as he makes a sliding tackle on the right flank to clear the ball out of play. Leopards are enjoying lots of possession here.
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Yellow card! Isaac Masia is booked for Leopards for a foul on Nurkovic. He could easily have been sent off that challenge; late and with studs showing.
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Chance! Nurkovic lays a long ball off excellently with his chest and Mathoho fires a shot narrowly wide. Very close to his second goal of the game.
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Frosler makes a good dribble on the right for Chiefs and delivers a cross into the box, but it goes over all of the targets in the box.
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Sub: Black Leopards replace Lefa Hlongwane with Joseph Mhlongo in their first change of the game.
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Matlaba lets fly for Leopards from long-range with his left foot, but the ball goes over the bar.
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Leopards are dominating possession here, but Chiefs are defending very comfortably.
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Frosler delivers a cross from the right towards Nurkovic and the Serbian striker gets on the end of the ball, but he heads well wide under pressure.
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Sub: Lesedi Kapinga replaces Tshwarelo Bereng in Black Leopards' second change.
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Close! Chiefs mount a good attack as Parker reaches Frosler's cross at the back post, but he lashes a cross-cum-shot over the bar.
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Zuma tries a shot for Chiefs from the edge of the box with his left foot, but it goes straight to Jonas Mendes.
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Sub: Black Leopards make their final change as Thuso Phala replaces Khuliso Mudau.
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Chance for Chiefs! Manyama has a clear opening to make it 2-0 as Zuma plays him in on goal, but Mendes saved very well in goal for Leopards.
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Score update: Chiefs 1-0 Leopards
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Zuma turns well in midfield and plays a pass for Kambole on the left, but the Zambian's cross is disappointing.
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Sub: Kearyn Baccus replaces Bernard Parker for Kaizer Chiefs.
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Close! Maluleka curls a shot towards goal and it strikes the crossbar and goes over. Chiefs still can't put the game to bed here.
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Ntiya-Ntiya is down receiving treatment for cramp for Chiefs.
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Sub: Chiefs make their final substitution as Lorenzo Gordinho replaces Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.
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Close! Leopards have a great chance inside the box as a ball falls to Mhlongo, but Gordinho does well to make a block inside the box.
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Yellow: Zuma hacks down Khutlang and goes into the referee's book.
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Full time! Chiefs take the spoils in a narrow 1-0 win thanks to Eric Mathoho's second goal of the season. Leopards fought hard but didn't create many openings. Thanks for joining us for tonight's coverage.
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Matlaba hits another attempt from long-range, but it's straight at Akpeyi and an easy save for the goalkeeper.
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Here comes the freekick for Leopards... Close! Kapinga takes it, it clips off the wall and goes over the bar. Chiefs survive and hold onto their lead.
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The fourth official indicates four minutes of additional time to be played.
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Chiefs give away a freekick on the edge of the box as Maluleka fouls Kapinga. This could be a big chance for Leopards to equalise.
Kaizer Chiefs
Black Leopards
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Goal Scorers
0
12' Eric Mathoho
1
Yellow Cards
1
88' Dumisani Zuma
55' Khomotso M...
0
Red Cards
0
11
Squad
11
Eric Mathoho
Daniel Cardoso
Lazarous Ka...
Leonardo Ca...
Samir Nurkovic
George Malu...
Lebogang Ma...
Bernard Parker
Siphosakhe ...
Reeve Frosler
Bruce Bvuma
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4
7
8
9
12
21
25
36
39
44
0
1
4
6
8
13
15
17
25
29
33
Thivhavhudz...
Jonas Mendes
Tumelo Khut...
Khuliso Mudau
Thabo Matlaba
Pentjie Zulu
Tshwarelo B...
Lifa Hlongwane
Thabiso Mok...
Khomotso Masia
Chris Katji...
7
Reserves
7
Daniel Akpeyi
Ramahlwe Mp...
Kearyn Baccus
Happy Mashiane
Lorenzo Gor...
Dumisani Zuma
Willard Kat...
0
2
6
19
26
28
31
12
14
21
22
23
30
31
Lesedi Kapinga
Thuso Phala
Siyabonga Zulu
King Ndlovu
Andiswa Nda...
Joseph Mhlongo
Themba Ndlovu