Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 Stellenbosch FC: Stellies humble Amakhosi to go joint top with Mamelodi Sundowns
Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs shot blocked by Zitha Kwinika of Stellenbosch FC, November 2021
The Soweto giants recorded a defeat ahead of Saturday's clash against their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates

Stellenbosch FC registered their first-ever win over Kaizer Chiefs when they claimed a 1-0 victory against the Glamour Boys in a PSL game at FNB Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

The only goal of the match was scored by Ashley Du Preez in the first-half to hand Stellies, who remain undefeated this season, a well-deserved win, while Amakhosi's four-match unbeaten run come to an end after being humbled at home. 

Coach Stuart Baxter made two changes to the team which faced and defeated SuperSport United 2-1 on October 24 with Daniel Cardoso and Cole Alexander being recalled to the starting line-up by the English mentor.

Baxter's counterpart, Steve Barker also made two changes with Jayden Adams and Sibusiso Mthethwa making their return to the starting line-up with Stellies looking to make it two wins in a row after defeating Marumo Gallants 1-0 on October 27.

Chiefs started the match strongly and they were able to create good goalscoring opportunities with the Stellenbosch defence under pressure in the opening proceedings, but the home side could not take their chances in front of goal.

Daniel Cardoso hit the side-netting after the Stellies defence was exposed, before goalkeeper Sage Stephens pulled off a fine save to deny Bernard Parker, who was hoping to continue his scoring form after grabbing a brace against SuperSport. 

Stellies grew into the match as it progressed and they began creating their own chances with keeper Daniel Akpeyi being forced to produce a magnificent one-handed save to deny Junior Mendieta following a quick move by Barker's charges.

However, Akpeyi was beaten by Ashley Du Preez seven minutes before half-time as the diminutive attacker scored with a wonderful long-range shot to hand Stellenbosch a 1-0 lead and the visitors were leading at the interval.

Stellies did not sit back and defend their narrow lead after the restart as they continued to attack and Akpeyi had to make a smart save from Dean Van Rooyen's shot, but the Chiefs keeper was beaten by Du Preez's attempt which hit the upright and the ball went out for a goal-kick.

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With his side lacking creativity in the final third, Baxter introduced left-footed playmaker Nkosingiphile Ngcobo in the 71st minute as the Soweto giants looked to create goalscoring opportunities and grab an equalizing goal. 

However, Barker responded by introducing midfield hardman Ally Msengi, who was brought on to protect the backline, and the visitors contained Chiefs in the latter stages of the game and ultimately, Stellenbosch ran out 1-0 winners on the day.

Despite the win, Stellies remained second on the league standings, but they are now level on points with leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a superior goal difference, while Chefs remained sixth on the log.