Lesley Kutama of Chiefs is in possession of the ball, while Mutshidzi Mahuwa is running for cover.
Muduluni Young Chiefs walloped Muraleni Young Rebellions 4-1 in their The Fresh One soccer league match played at Muraleni on Sunday.
Chiefs took the game to their opponents from the first whistle, with their strikers, Dovhani Maemu and Tshifhiwa Lirabela, pressing hard in search of an early goal. It took them only seven minutes to open their account. Their bulldozer-striker, Dovahni "Pei" Maemu, hooked in the ball after a scramble within the box.
After the goal, Rebellions regrouped from behind, initiating some promising moves as they approached the opponents’ danger area. They fought back and in the 19th minute, Stephens Mathavha tried his luck from outside the box. A defender of Chiefs deflected the ball back into his own net in trying to clear to make the score 1-1.
Dovhani Maemu of Chiefs completed his brace with a half volley, following a rebound that resulted from Tshifhiwa Lirabela’s initial attempt. The score was 2-1 when the teams adjourned for half time.
Rebelions conceded a silly goal in the 47th minute. Their keeper, Tsepiso Muligwa, advanced out of the penalty area and started to watch the ball as if he was a spectator. Stephen Mavula took advantage of that and sent in a long-range volley. Muligwa watched helplessly as the ball crossed the goal line.
Chiefs effected two changes to their starting lineup 20 minutes later. They introduced Ngeletshedzo Ndou and Mulalo Kutama.
Ndou also scored the fourth of his team, following a brilliant pass from Khutso Machaba in the 84th minute.
Date:05 July 2018 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.