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Kaizer Chiefs unbeaten in the ABSA Premiership

By Natali Iverson - Sep 15, 2014
Kaizer Chiefs unbeaten in the ABSA Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs kept their winning streak alive after beating the University of Pretoria (Tuks) 2-1 in their ABSA Premiership match at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

After playing six games, the Amakhosi now have a 100 percent winning record for the season, and are currently sitting on top of the log with 18 points. Their closest rivals, Ajax Cape Town, are four points behind, while Tuks lay third from the bottom with five points.

Despite their victory, coach Stuart Baxter, said he was “not happy” with the outcome of the game.

"The team played up to the level of which they are capable for only about 20 minutes of the match," said Baxter.

"This has been our one failure this season - an inability to sustain their effort and keep up the pressure for the full 90 minutes."

Amakhosi had dominated the first 45 minutes of the game and scored the first goal.

By half time, the score was 1-0 to the Chiefs.

Tuks, however, equalised from a penalty, soon after the half time break, with Chiefs only scoring again in the 69th minute.

"We started easing up and it nearly cost us a point against the battling opposition,” Baxter added.

"Perhaps it was the fact that the players already had their minds on this week-end's needle derby clash.

"Or perhaps they are now taking victory for granted after the string of successes and subconsciously easing up when in the lead and becoming complacent.”

Chiefs will be next face Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium on the 27th of September.


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