24 Aug 2022 | 21:08 | Football
Cape Town City conquers Kaizer Chiefs to register first win of the season
Darwin Gonzalez and Nathan Fasika scored either side of the first half against the Kaizer Chiefs to ensure Cape Town City scored its first win of the 2022/23 season on Tuesday at the Cape Town Stadium.
It was a match where thousands of fans came to witness the entertaining match as more than 20,000 people piled up on the World Cup-built arena.
The 2-0 win moved The Citizens up to 12th from the bottom of the DStv Premiership standings and brought some relief to head coach Eric Tinkler.
Meanwhile, Tinkler’s counterpart of the evening, Arthur Zwane, saw his side hold on to 10th, but a third defeat to giants Soweto added further pressure on the coach. , who was appointed full-time in June.
The captains depart for Johannesburg on Wednesday morning but will return to the Mother City at the weekend for Sunday’s MTN8 quarter-final clash with Stellenbosch FC at the Daniel Craven Stadium.
AmaZulu Entertainment City on Saturday at Cape Town Stadium.
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It took the home side five minutes to distract from the visitors’ confidence, taking the lead in the fifth minute when Gonzalez broke through from the far corner and fired from Thamsanqa Mkhize’s cross.
It was the second goal in consecutive matches by the Venezuelan player also scored in a 1-1 draw against Stellenbosch in the Cape derby at the same venue on Saturday.
The home team was definitely the better team in the opening period and had a few more chances to double the advantage.
Taariq Fielies headed in from the corner while Amakhosi defender Njabulo Ngcobo made a brilliant save to deny Wayde Lekay.
The Soweto giants exploded after half-time when midfielder Kgaogelo Sekgota tested the home team’s goalkeeper Darren Keet.
The visitors were dealt a terrifying punch even after an hour when Congo’s defender Nathan Fasika rose to the top of the box and bravely headed past the Goalkeeper’s Brandon Peterson from a free kick. by Khanyisa Mayo.
The captains try to get back into the game and Keegan Dolly takes the lead, with the forward having two chances in a row.
The left foot first saw a save that went wide of Keet’s goal before Fasika was well positioned on the line to head another shot.
In the end, however, City did enough to take all three points in the first time of this campaign while Amakhosi still had six points from two wins in five games.