Chiefs frustrate by Polokwane

Polokwane City held Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The draw saw Rise and Shine remain eighth on the league standings, while Amakhosi moved up to sixth place.

The encounter got off to a lively start as Chiefs were awarded a penalty when Nicholas Motloung was adjudged to have handled the ball in the Polokwane box.

Daniel Cardoso then stepped up and he converted from the spot-kick to make it 1-0 to Chiefs in the 14th - scoring his third goal in as many matches.

However, the lead only lasted for six minutes as Rise and Shine levelled matters through hard-working attacker Walter Musona.

The Zimbabwean attacker scored with a powerful long-range shot to make it 1-1 - silencing the Amakhosi fans inside the stadium.

Chiefs tried to respond with a goal, but they could not get their shots on target as Siphelele Ntshangase fired wide from a set-piece.

Hendrick Ekstein then failed to score from close range and the two teams were locked at 1-1 at the interval following a lively first-half.

Rise and Shine were able to contain Amakhosi in the first 10 minutes of the second half and German coach Ernst Middendorp decided to make a change.

The Chiefs gaffer pulled out Philani Zulu and he introduced Ramahlwe Mphahlele four minutes before the hour-mark.

Amakhosi had a chance to restore their lead in the 70th minute, but Sibusiso Mbonani made a crucial clearance before Dumisani Zuma could shoot at goal.

Chiefs piled pressure on Polokwane in the closing stages of the game, but goalkeeper George Chigova produced a great save to deny Zuma - ensuring that the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Polokwane (1) 1 (Musona 20')

Chiefs (1) (Cardoso 14')