Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
24 Feb 2016
12:50 pm

Chigova dents Chiefs title hopes

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Polokwane City goalkeeper George Chigova pulled out some brilliant saves thereby denting Kaizer Chiefs’ league title hopes as they drew 1-1 at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

Bernard Parker tackled by George Chigova during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

The City keeper was awarded with the Man-of-the-Match accolade for his heroics, saving a host of sure goalscoring chances from Chiefs attacks, but he believes he could not have done so well had it not been for his teammates, who also gave a good fight.

“I would like to thank God for the opportunity to play. I don’t deserve this alone, we fought together as a team and I would like to thank them,” said Chigova after the match.

“We have not been collecting points away, only managing to get one win and one draw. So, we sat together as a team and told each that this is the time to fight, because we know that it is quite difficult to get points in the second round.”

City are 13th on the log table with 22 points.

They will now shift their focus to the Nedbank Cup as they host ABC Motsepe League side African All Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium next week.