Cape Town City 2-0 Kaizer Chiefs: Amakhosi's away woes continue as Citizens claim first PSL win
Khanyisa Mayo, Cape Town City & Reeve Frosler, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022
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Khanyisa Mayo was a constant threat to the Soweto giants and he grabbed an assist as the Western Cape side humbled the four-time PSL champions

Kaizer Chiefs continued their poor away form in the Premier Soccer League when they succumbed to a 2-0 loss to Cape Town City at DHL Stadium on Tuesday night.

Goals from Darwin Gonzalez and Nathan Idumba Fasika earned the Citizens their first victory of the season and tye are now undefeated in their last four league games against Amakhosi. Chiefs, meanwhile, recorded their third loss of the campaign from the same number of matches on the road.  

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Coach Arthur Zwane had to make a change to the starting line-up with Yusuf Maart unavailable due to suspension after being sent off during Chiefs' 1-0 win over Richards Bay at home on Saturday. Phathutshedzo Nange replaced Maart in the starting line-up while Siyabonga Ngezana was handed his maiden start since Amakhosi's humiliating 4-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns on August 13. 

The Soweto giants were facing a determined City side which was hoping to record their maiden victory of the current season after drawing 1-1- with Stellenbosch FC at home in the Western Cape Derby clash on Saturday. Khanyisa Mayo, the in-form Darwin Gonzalez and Wayde Lekay, who spent some time with Chiefs on trial last month, were deployed as the front three by coach Eric Tinkler.

City started the match brightly attacking through the wings through Mayo and Gonzalez. The deadlock was broken just five minutes into the match as Gonzalez maintained his good scoring form by turning home Thamsanqa Mkhize's lovely cross from the right to hand City a well-deserved 1-0 lead with the Chiefs defence exposed.

The Glamour Boys surged forward in numbers - searching for the equalising goal with Kgaogelo Sekgota looking to use his explosive speed to unlock the Citizens' defence. The former Vitoria Setubal attacker found some space on the Citizens' box and pulled the trigger, but he was denied by well-positioned goalkeeper Darren Keet

The hosts were able to poke holes into the Amakhosi defence with ease and Taahir Goedeman's low shot hit the upright with keeper Brandon Petersen well beaten. Lekay was then denied by Njabulo Ngcobo who pulled off a vital goal-line clearance and the score was 1-0 to City during the half-time break following an enthralling first half.

Amakhosi got off to a promising start after the restart with the visitors playing with confidence and urgency. Sekgota looked the likeliest goalscorer for Chiefs on the night as the Limpopo-born player managed to unleash a shot which was saved by Keet who was having a good game between the sticks.

City took a 2-0 lead in the 62nd minute after they were awarded a free-kick in a promising area following a quick counterattack against the Soweto giants. Khanyisa Mayo's delivery from a set-piece was top-notch as he found Fasika at the back post and the DR Congo international headed home to hand City a 2-0 lead with Amakhosi's poor marking being exposed. 

The visitors then sat back in the latter stages of the game allowing Chiefs to control the match which saw Keagan Dolly's effort narrowly miss the target after being afforded space to shoot near City's box, before the experienced attacker's attempt was cleared off the goal line by Fasika who ensured that the game ended in a 2-0 win in favour of City.

The result saw Chiefs slip down to the 10th spot on the league standings ahead of their clash with Stellenbosch FC in the MTN8 quarter-final match on Sunday. City moved up to the 12th spot on the standings and they are scheduled to face AmaZulu FC in an MTN8 quarter-final match on Saturday.