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New-Look Chiefs Fall To Royal AM In League Opener

The new period at Kaizer Chiefs got off to disappointing start as they encountered a 1-0 trouble to Royal AM on Saturday night.

DStv Premiership

Result: Royal AM 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 06 August 2022

Setting: Chatsworth Stadium

Directors gave partners with Zitha Kwinika, Siyethemba Sithebe, Yusuf Maart and Ashley Du Preez, who delineated a front three with Khama Billiat and boss for the side Keagan Dolly.

Thwihli Thwahla got off to a quick start as they upset Amakhosi and got the lead in the second from a corner after Ricardo Nascimento completed home a return for the circumstance.

Arthur Zwane's charges were patient, as they manufactured their play from the back with some ideal mix play and Du Preez should have restored agreement on 26 minutes after he broke clear on objective from Maart's defece-detaching pass regardless he was denied by goalkeeper Hugo Nyame.

Chiefs continued to consider yet were nearly rebuffed on a counter-attack ten minutes before the break after Tebogo Potsane fallen through on genuine down the left channel and played a cut-back for Mxolisi Macuphu, who miscued his shot crooked.

The visitors stayed aware of the beat of their attacks as the tempest sprinkled down yet Royal AM remained risk on changes, as they went to the halftime break with a limited lead.

Bosses had a substitute perspective in the second portion as the need might have arisen to play expedient balls behind the Royal AM protect and they found spaces, yet were for a really long time permitted a spot to approach the last pass.

The force of the game really remained, as Royal AM correspondingly valued their potential outcomes finding the accompanying goal, with Ryan de Jong a thorn in the tissue for Amakhosi.

Thwihli Thwahla almost replicated their lead 20 minutes before time after Nascimento locked onto a knockdown in the compartment from a set-piece yet his volley made a dazzling reflex save from shot-plug Bruce Bvuma.

The hosts restored their attack in the end assembles as new checking Ruzaigh Gamildien got his show rather than Macuphu while the Glamor Boys similarly introduced Dillan Solomons for his show instead of Njabulo Blom.

Supervisors stuck Royal AM in their own half in the shrinking minutes as Dolly had a chance to guard a point after he was diagram for a strike on the edge of the case in any event work pulled wide, as Thwihli Thwahla held tight for the achievement and clean sheet.

This is the manner by which they composed:

Lofty AM: Nyame, Mogaila, Mahlasela, Lingwati, Ndlovu, Manganyi, Nascimento, Macuphu, Potsane, Kobedi, De Jong.

Subs: Mpoto, Ncobeni, Phalane, Pelembe, Masuki, Msomi, Cele, Gamildien, Shezi

Kaizer Chiefs: Bvuma, Blom, Ngezana, Kwinika, Frosler, Alexander, Sithebe, Maart, Du Preez, Dolly, Billiat

Subs: Petersen, Nj. Ngcobo, Solomons, Mashiane, Matlou, Radebe, Nk, Ngcobo, Sekgota, Shabalala


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