Kaizer Chiefs Reign Supreme in Soweto Derby
Keegan Dolly netted a brace to hand Kaizer Chiefs a 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Chiefs came out firing with their first effort on goal in the second minute, but Bernard Parker saw his shot from the edge of the box well-saved by Siyabonga Mpontshane.
Five minutes later Khama Billiat pushed forward for Chiefs, but he saw his long range effort sail wide of the target.
In the 16th minute Pirates had their first shot on goal courtesy of Deon Hotto, but his shot from just outside the box was superbly saved by Daniel Akpeyi.
The last real scoring chance of the half fell to Njabulo Ngcobo in the 36th minute when he broke behind the Buccaneers defence, but he fired over the target.
The half ended 0-0.
The second half started very slowly but it was Chiefs who got the first chance which they utilized when Keegan Dolly sent a beautiful shot past Mpontshane for the opener.
Pirates nearly got an equalizer on the 65th minute but Njabulo Blom came to the Amakhosi rescue, as the defender produced a stunning clearance to deny Ntsako Makhubela from 12-yards out.
Chiefs continued to frustrate the Buccaneers, and Daniel Akpeyi did well to keep out Abel Mabaso’s stinging effort from distance in the 71st minute.
Pirates finally snatched the equalizer in the last three minutes after shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi fubbled the ball only for Linda Mtambo to slot a powerful shot into the back of the net.
Chiefs were then awarded a penalty three minutes before the end of the match when Khama Billiat was adjudged to have been fouled. Dolly stepped up and sent his spot-kick into the back of the net.