Kaizer Chiefs juggernaut rolls on
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – THERE seems no stopping yet to South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs’ march to reclaim the Absa Premiership crown.
Bidvest Wits were the latest victim of the Amakhosi juggernaut when the Soweto giants massacred them 3-0 at their own Bidvest Stadium backyard with goals from double scorer Bernard Parker and defender Erick Mathoho.
The victory extended Chiefs’ lead at the top to 11 points, leading the 16-team premiership with 33 points out of 13 league games played to date.
While Chiefs fans and administrators celebrated their victory, another Soweto giant Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic tendered his resignation following a 2-1 loss to Maritzburg United on Tuesday at Orlando Stadium.
Bizarrely, eight coaches have lost their jobs this season.
Elsewhere, defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns beat city rivals SuperSport United 3-1 to move to the fifth position on the log league standing while Chippa United were held to a 2-2 draw by Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth.
The draw boosted United’s position to remain on third position with 21 points from 13 outings.
Second-placed Ajax Cape Town drew 1-1 with Moroka Swallows at Dobsonvile Stadium in Soweto.
Newly transformed Polokwane City edged visiting Platinum Stars 2-1 to move up the ladder to ninth position.
In a Free State derby, Free State Stars beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 to move to 12th position on the log while Celtic remained tenth.
Focus now shifts to the Soweto Derby, one of the biggest events in the local sporting calendar, between Chiefs and Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
– CAJ News
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