News24.com | Kaizer Chiefs blow early lead to attract with Bloem Celtic

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Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu / BackpagePix Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic. Image: Sydney Mahlangu / BackpagePix

Bloemfontein Celtic got here from two targets right down to power a 2-2 draw in opposition to Kaizer Chiefs in an thrilling DStv Premiership conflict on the Petrus Molemela stadium on Saturday.

AS IT HAPPENED | Bloemfontein Celtic 2-2 Kaizer Chiefs

Glad Mashiane and Eric Mathoho had given Amakhosi a
two-goal benefit however Neo Maema and Sepana Letsoalo, from the penalty spot,
made positive Celtic took a degree.

The end result does little to assist both staff as they now face
an uphill battle to finish the season within the top-eight of the desk.

The sport began at a frenetic tempo and Chiefs took the lead
within the third minute when Mashiane curled in a left-footed free-kick that took a
slight deflection earlier than beating goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane.

Amakhosi doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Mathoho
rose highest within the field to move in Lebogang Manyama’s pin-point cross.

Celtic pulled one purpose again within the twenty second minute when Maema
drove by means of the center and performed a neat one-two with Ndumiso Mabena and
slotted previous Daniel Akpeyi.

The house staff did have a chance to attract degree simply
earlier than the halftime break however Letsoalo noticed his effort tipped over the cross-bar
by Akpeyi.

Mabokgwane got here to his staff’s rescue simply after the
interval, diving neatly to avoid wasting from midfielder Kearyn Baccus.

Celic had been awarded a penalty within the 54th minute when
Siyabonga Ngezana clumsily introduced down Tebogo Potsane leaving the referee no
possibility however to level to the spot.

Letsoalo stepped up and transformed the spot-kick as Celtic
deserved to degree proceedings at that stage.

Each groups serched for the winner late on, Akpeyi known as
into motion to avoid wasting from Sifiso Ngobeni whereas Chiefs couldn’t benefit of a
few half probabilities.

The draw leaves Amakhosi (29) stranded outdoors the highest eight, in ninth place three factors behind TS Galaxy (32) who occupy eighth spot.