Kaizer Chiefs were held by TS Galaxy as they shared the spoils in an exciting 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening at FNB Stadium. This continued the trend of TS Galaxy being Amakhosi’s hoodoo team. On the other hand, it took a world class free kick by Keegan Dolly to save Chiefs from a possible defeat.
The first half started very pedestrian, but caught fire when George Matlou played in Ashley Du Preez , and he finished confidently in the seventh minute.
Later on in the 30th minute Lifa Hlongwane was substituted for Bernard Parker, a minute later, Galaxy’s first shot was attempted on target by Djakaridja Traore, but was saved by Bruce Bvuma for a corner. From the corner the ball fell to Parker, and his bicycle was tipped over the bar by Bvuma for another corner.
Parker then bundled in his first goal for the Rockets in the 32nd minute, against his former club to equalise the tie.
Six minutes later, TS Galaxy forward Traore scored with the head, from a looping cross by Tshegofatso Nyama to take the lead.
The early part of the second half was dominated by Amakhosi, with countless attacks, but almost none on target. Eventually Chiefs found a shot on goal that counted when a drive by Yusuf Maart in the 60th minute, finally forced an easy save from Galaxy goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi.
In the 81st minute, Keagan Dolly came up with a sumptuous free kick from just outside the big box, to equalise the game and make it two all. Seven minutes later, Kgaogelo Sekgota went on a run into the penalty area, and set up Maart, but the midfielder was denied by Buthelezi.
Chiefs kept pushing for the winner but it was not to be.