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Golden Arrows beat interim coach Cavin Johnson’s Kaizer Chiefs

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Knox Mutizwa scored twice as Golden Arrows claimed all three points from their DStv Premiership game against Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Golden Arrows’ Knox Mutizwa celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their DStv Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs
Golden Arrows’ Knox Mutizwa celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their DStv Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs at Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale on Saturday. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Golden Arrows claimed a 2-1 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in Saturday afternoon’s DStv Premiership match at Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The win elevated Abafana Bes’thende to the second spot on the league standings — four points behind leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns who have a game in hand. Arrows will now lock horns with AmaZulu FC in the Carling Knockout on November 4.

Chiefs, on the other hand, remained eighth on the league standings as coach Cavin Johnson started his tenure as interim coach with a loss. Amakhosi will now go head-to-head with Cape Town Spurs in a league game on November 8.

Amakhosi started well as they dominated possession. However, the visitors conceded in the 20th minute as goalkeeper Brandon Petersen gave away possession and Knox Mutizwa pounced and netted to hand Arrows a 1-0 lead.

However, Chiefs fought back which saw Sifiso Hlanti grab a controversial goal in the 23rd minute. The experienced left-back headed home Edson Castillo’s free-kick from an offside position and the score was 1-1 at halftime.

Abafana Bes’thende were the better side in the opening stages of the second-half and they managed to restore their lead in the 54th minute. Eventual Man of the Match Nduduzio Sibiya cut inside from the left-hand side and set up Mutizwa who made it 2-0 to Arrows.

The momentum was with Amakhosi in the latter stages of the encounter, but Castillo and Jasond Gonzalez failed to keep their attempts on target, and ultimately, the game ended in a 2-1 win in favour of Arrows.

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