Kaizer Chiefs squandered a lead away to Golden Arrows, and had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw in their league match. Leonardo Castro put Chiefs ahead with a brace, but Nduduzo Sibiya levelled matters five minutes later, with Arrows yet to lose in the league thus far.

In other matches, Stellenbosch FC beat Chippa United 2-0, while Black Leopards saw off Maritzburg United 1-0.

Chiefs travelled to the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont for their match against Arrows. Amakhosi needed to quickly forget about their previous two encounters, where they lost 5-0 on aggregate to their bitter rivals, Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semis.

Arrows were the first to ask questions. Amakhosi were also not to be outdone as they were keen to test the goalkeeper, Sifiso Mlungwana.

At the break, it was still goalless.

In the second half, Abafana Bes’thende came out guns blazing and won a penalty. Siboniso Conco stepped up and made it count.

However, Arrows’ joy was short-lived as Castro restored parity.

Arrows were looking to make swift amends, only to be denied by the brilliance of Itumeleng Khune. Chiefs pushed numbers forward and they were duly rewarded.

The home side was forced to regroup and exercise some patience with the ball. After that, they pounced and gave Khune no chance. Both sides settled for a share of the spoils, ending the match at 2-2.