chiefs blitz sinks wits

WHEN it seemed Kaizer Chiefs would fail in another attempt to snatch maximum points in the Absa Premiership, they roared to life in spectacular fashion.

WHEN it seemed Kaizer Chiefs would fail in another attempt to snatch maximum points in the Absa Premiership, they roared to life in spectacular fashion.

The late surge, spearheaded by midfield maestro Reneilwe Letsholonyane, resulted in three goals in 14 minutes and a 3-0 victory over Bidvest Wits at Milpark Stadium yesterday.

Chiefs moved up one notch to sixth position on the standings.

Their defence looked more stable as Amakhosi welcomed back No 1 goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who had been sidelined by injury since August.

Chiefs broke the deadlock in the 76th minute when Joosta Dladla delivered a pass to Letsholonyane, who tapped into an empty net after beating the off side trap.

Nine minutes later Chiefs made it 2-0 through Abia Nale. Super-substitute Dladla connected with a cross from Siphiwe Tshabalala to hammer the final nail into the Wits coffin on the stroke of full time.

Amakhosi had started the game on a positive note, forcing Wits into their own half for the better part of the first half.

The visitors dished out sublime passes from the heart of the field with the vastly improved Letsholonyane calling the tune.

Chiefs looked more effective on the right, where captain Jimmy Tau operated. Tau delivered some brilliant crosses, which were wasted by Nkosinathi Nhleko and Mthosizi Yende.

The Wits defence, marshalled by skipper Tefu Mashamaite, were forced to work overtime in an attempt to neutralise the Amakhosi moves .

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