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Chiefs score late to beat Baroka in pulse-pounding game

Kaizer Chiefs left late to upset Baroka FC and sentence them to relegation by beating them 1-0 in a DStv Premiership match on Saturday night.

Khama Billiat made up for Amakhosi’s previous misses when he scored in optional time to help his side to the three points. He scored when it looked like the game was headed for a draw.

Chiefs started well and pressured Baroque with good attacking moves. Baroque captain Khayelihle Shozi was lucky enough to walk away with a yellow card nine minutes into the game for a professional foul on Keagan Dolly.

Although Chiefs had all the momentum and possession, they couldn’t find the right balls in the final third to create clear chances.

And as the game progressed, Bakgaga also started to find some spaces in the future and could see that they could do more than just defend in this game. They created some scary moments for Amakhosi, but couldn’t make it work either.

In the second half, Chiefs were still the better of the two sides and could have regained some of their possession in the 54th minute as Khama Billiat Masuluke wheeled around who had come off his line.

But as he did, the ball went away from him and Denwin Farmer got ahead of him and cleared the danger.

Baroka came so close to scoring the opening goal in the 63rd minute, but Evidence Makgopa was unlucky when his header hit the post.

Richard Mbulu also had a header that went wide and after that it was clear that both teams were exhausting and perhaps amiable to share the points.

But Billiat had other ideas and stole the points for Amakhosi in the final minutes.

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