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  • 30 August 2014
  • • 20:15
  • • FNB Stadium (Soccer City), Johannesburg, GA
  • Referee: V. Hlungwani
  • • Attendance: 10000

Baxter is delighted with Kaizer Chiefs start to their campaign

Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 SuperSport United: Masango and Nkhatha continue Amakhosi's stellar league start

Baxter is delighted with Kaizer Chiefs start to their campaign

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Kaizer Chiefs made it five out of five wins as they laboured past SuperSport United but eventually sealed a 2-0 win in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday evening

Goals from Mandla Masango and Kingston Nkhatha ensured Chiefs maintained their unbeaten run and the Soweto outfit look good value for their victories with performances to match.

A distinct lack of scoring opportunities showed just how much respect the pair have for each other and neither could find the right combination in attack.

SuperSport struggled to break down a resolute Chiefs defence, while Amakhosi failed to find clinical touches in the final third, making it difficult for the Soweto side to threaten goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.

Both Williams and Itumeleng Khune enjoyed a relatively quiet first half. Chiefs had to wait until a minute before the half-time interval before they tested Williams, who was up to the task following a venomous effort from George Maluleka.

Goalless at the break, the two again started slowly after the whistle. Mandla Masango provided a second opportunity for the Glamour Boys when he weaved his way through traffic inside the area before getting his shot away.

The attempt, however, was tame and Williams looked comfortable as he made a straightforward save, but Chiefs would not be denied and their persistence paid off as Masango netted a brilliant move which he created from some way out.

Masango and Reneilwe Letsholonyane combined, with the latter laying-off to the goalscorer inside the area, before he curled his shot into the far corner, past a helpless Williams.

Shortly after, Chiefs were at it again, this time Nkhatha, who nudged home following a miscue from Letsholonyane.

The Zimbabwean international was played onside at the far post and wasn’t picked up, allowing the striker to volley home a simple chance to put the game beyond the visitors.

A late chance for Maluleka almost saw Chiefs steal a third goal, the woodwork denying the fiery midfielder a superb chip which struck the crossbar and narrowly stayed out.