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Baroka’s late equaliser frustrates Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs have now gone for five straight league games without tasting defeat and nine unbeaten matches across all competitions.

Siyabonga Ngezana of Kaizer Chiefs is fouled by Richard Mbulu of Baroka FC during Thursday’s DStv Premiership 2020/21 match at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane. Picture: Kabelo Leputu, BackpagePix

Baroka FC: (0) 1 (Makgopa 81)

Kaizer Chiefs: (0) 1 (Manyama 58)

BAROKA FC produced a late equalizer to deny Kaizer Chiefs the chance to move into the top eight at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

Amakhosi, who are fresh off progressing through to the next round of the CAF Champions League, showed that confidence when they took the lead through Lebogang Manyama shortly after half-time.

The former Cape Town City star combined brilliantly with Khama Billiat as the pair enjoyed a delightful interchange of passes inside the Baroka box before Manyama calmly finished off the move to put Chiefs ahead.

The goal was actually against the run of play after the home team had a couple of near misses before the break. Richard Mbulu went close when he headed a free-kick from Gerald Phiri Jr just past the top corner.

Goodman Mosele also had an opportunity for Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele, while Phiri Jr went close himself.

Baroka, though, were not to be denied and continued to put pressure on Itumeleng Khune’s goal.

The pressure eventually paid off when Evidence Makgopa levelled matters for the home team with 10 minutes remaining.

Gavin Hunt’s charges went in search of a late winner, but had to settle for a share of the points to remain on the fringes of the top eight teams in the league.

They have now gone for five straight league games without tasting defeat and nine unbeaten matches across all competitions.