Siyabonga Ngezana and Dumisani Zuma of Kaizer Chiefs mix to cease Shock Ralani of Cape City Metropolis. (Picture by Ryan Wilkisky/BackPagePix/Gallo Photographs)
Kaizer Chiefs stay on target for his or her worst-ever end within the PSL period after struggling a 2-1 defeat at dwelling to a powerful Cape City Metropolis facet on the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.
Regardless of a late try at a fightback, the defeat leaves Gavin Hunt’s males languishing in eleventh within the league standings, on monitor to complete decrease than their worst ever end of ninth place.
Cape City Metropolis took a deserved lead within the twenty first minute as striker Tashreeq Morris beat the Chiefs defence on the close to publish to complete previous a sprawling Itumeleng Khune.
Metropolis almost doubled their lead within the twenty seventh minute as Fagrie Lakay directed an effort in the direction of objective that Khune managed to get simply sufficient on to maintain it out as he stopped the ball earlier than crossing the goal-line on the second try.
On the thirtieth minute mark, Kaizer Chiefs had been having fun with the majority of possession with 52% of the ball and three makes an attempt heading in the right direction to the 2 of CT Metropolis.
The Residents had began the first-half the higher of the 2 sides and that is how they completed the primary interval too as they went into the break holding the benefit.
Hunt seemed to show issues round by making a change through the break as Kearyn Baccus changed younger attacker Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
The change didn’t encourage a turnaround as CT Metropolis doubled their lead within the 51st minute because of a deflected Shock Ralani effort that beat a stranded Khune.
On the hour mark, Chiefs seemed nicely out of the competition with the away facet wanting comfy to see out a powerful win on the street.
Substitute Baccus pulled one again for Chiefs with a strong header within the 66th minute after an inch-perfect cross from Siyabong Ngezana to drag the house facet proper again into the competition.
Ngezana had a golden alternative within the 83rd minute to go from supplier to scorer when he put a close-range effort into the side-netting.
Chiefs began to pile on the stress in seek for an equaliser within the last 5 minutes of the match with wave after wave of assault because the Metropolis defence had been pushed again.
Regardless of the late try at a fightback by the house facet, the match completed with the Residents operating out as deserved winners as Jan Olde Riekerink’s facet consolidated their spot within the prime eight.