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By Sibongiseni Gumbi

Football Writer


Chiefs inconsistency strikes again as they fall to City

Khanyisa Mayo's header is enough for City to take all three points.


Kaizer Chiefs’ inconsistent performances in the DStv Premiership persisted as they fell to a fourth defeat of the season against Cape Town City at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.

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In their last game, they had secured a convincing 2-1 win against a stronger Sekhukhune United side. However, their encounter with the Citizens proved to be a different story.

It’s essential to note that their defeat wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Chiefs gave their all in an attempt to score, but they simply couldn’t breach the City defence on the night.

In the early stages, Chiefs took charge, controlling the game and showing more promise with their attacks. 

Pule Mmodi forced a great save out of Darren Keet early on with a shot from close range but the keeper managed to keep it away from his goal. 

City, on the other hand, seemed content to sit back and absorb the pressure, occasionally springing forward with threatening moves.

As the first half progressed, City began to break out of their defensive shell, causing some discomfort for the Chiefs’ defence. 

Khanyisa Mayo almost found the net with a glancing header for the visitors, but it narrowly missed the target, leaving Itumelenge Khune relieved.

At the opposite end, Christian Saile also came close with a header of his own. Both teams were eager to gain an advantage as the halftime break approached. 

The second half continued at a similar pace to the first, with both teams showing more adventurous play, especially in their attacks.

Chiefs defence caught napping

It was the Citizens who managed to break the deadlock in the 58th minute, with Mayo finding himself unmarked inside the Chiefs’ box to head City into the lead.

In an attempt to get back into the game, Chiefs decided to make some tactical changes. 

Keagan Dolly, who had been absent for six months through injury, returned to the team, replacing Saile. 

Additionally, Ranga Chivaviro took Mmodi’s place. These changes brought a different attacking style to Chiefs, with Dolly delivering balls into the box from set pieces.

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However, City remained resolute and pulled off another upset at FNB Stadium, a place where they had won 2-0 in the last game of the previous season.