Chiefs record tenth win

A brace from Bernard Parker helped Kaizer Chiefs record their tenth win of the Absa Premiership after beating Bidvest Wits 3-0 in a league match at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.

It was a slow start to the game, but sparked into life in the 21st minute when Bernard Parker opened the scoring.

The Chiefs striker did well to work his way into the box after running onto a flick-on from Kingston Nhatha and then proceeded to fire the ball home from an acute angle 12-yards out on the left side of the box, 1-0.

Wits nearly hit back in the 28th minute when Sameehg Doutie saw his 24-yard volley beat the keeper, but strike the outside of the left post before going out of play.

Parker turned provider on the half hour mark when he played Reneilwe Letsholonyane through on goal, but Moneeb Josephs was quickly of his line to smother the midfielder and prevent him from doubling his side’s lead.

In the 37th minute, though, there was nothing Josephs could do as he stood rooted to the spot when Erick Mathoho headed home a left sided free-kick from Siphiwe Tshabalala, 2-0.

Wits nearly pulled a goal back three minutes later when Ben Motshwari unleashed a 30-yard pile-driver which was brilliantly tipped around the post by the Amakhosi goalkeeper.

The second half saw the home side dominating matter with almost 70 percent of the possession, but still they found themselves conceding a third goal in the 69th minute.

Some swift play from chiefs saw Parker behind the defence and he made no mistake when he chipped the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation to make it 3-0.

Wits tried to find some consolation after conceding their third goal, but chiefs kept it tight at the back to pick up all three points.

Bidvest Wits (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs (2) 3 (Parker 21’ + 69’, Mathoho, 37’)

Teams:

Bidvest Wits: Josephs, Kwakman, Hlatshwayo, Shongwe (Zuke 46’), Katongo, Doutie (Vilakazi 46’), Ngcobo (Kebede 73’), Nhlapo, Bhasera, Motshwari, Ntshangase.

Kaizer Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gaxa, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Masilela, Maluleke (Dladla 90’), Yeye, Katsande, Tshabalala (Gould 77’), Parker, Nkhatha (Masango 87’).