Kaizer Chiefs number one goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune returned to help his team back to the top of the log at the King Zwelithini Stadium. Khune was captain as Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat each scored in the second half to help Amakhosi beat Amazulu with a 2-0 scoreline.
Amakhosi top the log with 13 points after six matches.
Amakhosi were led by Samir Nurković, Khama Billiat and Lebohang Manyama upfront. They came into this match lying fourth on the log with ten points after 5 matches.
Amazulu came to this match languishing at the bottom of the log with only two points after five matches.
The match was Itumeleng Khune’s first match of the season after an eight-month lay off from injury.
Amazulu were inspired by new coach Jozef Vukusic after they fired Calvin Johnson last week. The coach applied a good defensive strategy in the first half. His team sucked up the pressure and managed Chiefs’ front line with ease. They attacked when necessary and held Chiefs to a 0-0 draw at half time.
In the second half both teams went on the offensive. All the attacks did not yield any results. But a tactical change in the first half by Chiefs coach Ernst Middedorp who replaced the injured Nurkovic with Leonardo Castro, broke the stalemate.
It took a clinical set piece by Manyama and Castro who positioned himself well and connected to get the first goal. Then Billiat who had not scored this season found the back of the net at last.