A brace from Pule Mmodi and a late Edson Castillo header gave Kaizer Chiefs a well-deserved 3-0 triumph over AmaZulu in an entertaining DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium.
Amakhosi opened the scoring just three minutes into the match. S’fiso Hlanti provided a well-timed pass that released Ashley Du Preez down the left wing. Du Preez then delivered a cut-back pass, which was met by Tebogo Potsane.
Potsane’s initial shot was blocked, but the ball fell to Mmodi, who managed to tuck the ball away, giving Amakhosi an early lead.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, Kaizer Chiefs extended their lead to 2-0. Mmodi, who was involved in the first goal, initiated the attack by passing to Du Preez on the left side. Du Preez then played the ball into Potsane.
In a skilful move, Potsane executed a backheel pass that found Mmodi’s path. Despite being under pressure from defenders, Mmodi managed to toe-poke the ball through a tight gap into the net.
Five minutes before the full-time whistle, Kaizer Chiefs scored their third goal. Castillo attempted a diving header, but AmaZulu’s goalkeeper, Veli Mothwa, pushed the header around the post to deny the initial chance. However, from the ensuing corner kick, Castillo rose above the defenders and headed the ball into the net, sealing a comfortable victory for Kaizer Chiefs.
This victory was significant for Kaizer Chiefs, not only for the margin of victory but also for their climb to the 11th position in the DStv Premiership table.