JOHANNESBURG — Zimbabwe international striker Knowledge Musona netted his third goal of the season as Kaizer Chiefs narrowly beat Pretoria University 1-0 at the FNB Stadium on Monday night.
Musona got the all-important goal for the home side in a tense league encounter.
Chiefs now have 24 points, but are placed second on the standings tied on the same number of points with Sundowns who earlier drew their league match at neighbours SuperSport United.
Chiefs took the lead in the sixth minute of the match through a mistake by AmaTuks goalkeeper Washington Arubi. The Zimbabwean international released a mediocre goal kick which Bernard Parker cut off and the Bafana striker fed the ball to Musona who finished exquisitely from close range as the ball hit the inside post and went in.
Musona was at it again in the 15th minute when he tested his Zimbabwean compatriot with a low long-range shot which Arubi saved comfortably.
Meanwhile Mamelodi Sundowns might have been the side slightly more pleased at sharing the spoils in their Absa Premiership draw at Loftus Versfeld.
Earlier, at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, Kermit Erasmus proved the catalyst as Orlando Pirates returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Platinum Stars.
The Pirates striker did not get on the score sheet himself but he was the architect of all three Bucs’ goals. Thandani Ntshumayelo, Oupa Manyisa and Daine Klate all benefited from Erasmus’s brilliance.
At King Zwelithini Stadium, AmaZulu beat Lamontville Golden Arrows 3-0. The match will be remembered for the nightmare debut of Arrows coach Mark Harrison’s son, Ryan, between the posts.
Mbulelo Mabizela scored as Mpumalanga Black Aces beat struggling Free State Stars 1-0 at Kanyamazane Stadium in another afternoon clash yesterday.