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Dolly scores stunning brace as Kaizer Chiefs thrash Chippa United

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Keagan Dolly (Gallo Images)
Keagan Dolly (Gallo Images)

Keagan Dolly scored two stunning goals to lead the charge for Kaizer Chiefs in an emphatic 4-0 victory against Chippa United on Saturday at FNB Stadium.

The match signalled the return of former boss Gavin Hunt to the arena for the first time since Amakhosi sacked the coach in May earlier this year.

Meanwhile, his successor, Stuart Baxter, could not have asked for a better performance from his charges following the mandatory two-week FIFA international break.

After a muted opening spell, the match sprang to life after Chippa United created two chances in quick succession.

Thokozani Sekotlong fired narrowly wide in the 7th minute before Athini Jodwana saw his goal-bound shot saved in the centre of goal by Chiefs keeper Daniel Akpeyi.

Amakhosi responded by fashioning two quick-fire chances of their own, Njabulo Ngcobo firing high and wide in the 11th minute before the deadlock was broken a minute later.

Dolly netted the all-important opener, latching onto a neat pass from Khama Billiat before arrowing a powerful shot into the top-left corner from the centre of the danger area.

And Dolly would eventually add to his tally just past the half-hour mark, firing into the bottom-left corner after being teed up by Billiat following a fast break.

Hunt's charges registered a total of 19 shots on the day, with only seven hitting the target, but Akpeyi was again at his best between the posts for the home side.

The Chilli Boys redoubled their efforts after falling behind but lacked a cutting edge in the final third of the pitch.

Sekotlong and Siphesihle Mkhize were both denied by Akpeyi in the closing stages of the half, while teammate Roscoe Pietersen saw his shot in injury time denied by the Chiefs defence.

Chippa continued to create chances after the half-time break but struggled to make their chances count.

After seeing Phathutshedzo Nange's goal-bound effort kept out by goalkeeper Ismail Watenga in the 51st minute, Chippa hit back with three good chances of their own.

However, Akpeyi was equal to the task, keeping out shots from Nange, Thokozani Sekotlong and Mokhele Maloisane.

Billiat ensured that he joined the party and guaranteed the victory on the 70th minute with a goal that brought delight to Baxter in the dugout.

Baxter's grin would widen in stoppage time as Lazarous Kambole came off the bench to score Chiefs' fourth of the night to cap off a brilliant performance by the Soweto giants.

The three points lift Chiefs to eighth on the log standings, with Chippa moving down to the 14th position.

Chiefs' next fixture will take place in Tshwane against SuperSport United, while Hunt's Chilli Boys entertain Swallows FC.

Both matches will be played on Sunday, 24 October.

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Fixtures
Wed 15 Sep 21 18:00 PM (SAST)
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Marumo Gallants FC
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Mamelodi Sundowns
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Sat 27 Nov 21 17:00 PM (SAST)
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Chippa United
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Results
Sat 04 Dec 21
Stellenbosch 1
Mamelodi Sundowns 1
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Swallows 1
Maritzburg United 1
Sat 04 Dec 21
Chippa United 1
Golden Arrows 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
13
9
31
2. Royal AM
13
6
22
3. Kaizer Chiefs
13
6
22
4. Stellenbosch
14
5
22