Kaizer Chiefs’ title hopes shot down by Arrows


Kaizer Chiefs were seconds away from claiming a vital three log points, but Knox Mutizwa decided to spoil the party at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night with a stoppage-time equaliser for Golden Arrows.

Newcomer Ryan Moon put the Amakhosi ahead with a cool finish in the 77th minute following a superb floating cross into the box by George Maluleka to put Chiefs 1-0 up.

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Lerato Lamola (left) and Nkosinathi Mthiyane of Golden Arrows in a tussle with George Maluleka of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: Samuel Shivambu, BackpagePixKaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela barks out instructions at the FNB Stadium. Photo: Samuel Shivambu, BackpagePixRyan Moon scored his first ever goal for Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday night. Photo: Samuel Shivambu, BackpagePix

Moon made an incisive run into the penalty area and waited just long enough to tuck the ball home with his left boot.

Steve Komphela’s men dominated the game from the start and looked to have secured a victory, despite missing a number of chances on goal.

But Clinton Larsen’s Arrows didn’t give up, and in the 94th minute, Mutizwa popped up in the box to head home the equaliser.

The result all but ends Chiefs’ title hopes as they are now on 47 points after 27 matches in fourth position, four behind third-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand.

Cape Town City are second with 52 points from 27 matches, two behind log-leaders Wits, who also have a game in hand.

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