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Sunday World - - World Of Sport - MARK GLEE­SON at FNB Sta­dium

KAIZER Chiefs took over an hour to break down Su­perS­port United but showed the nec­es­sary ap­pli­ca­tion and pa­tience to win 2-0 last night (SAT) and keep up their 100 per­cent start to the sea­son.

Goals in­side a pe­riod of seven min­utes, just af­ter the hour, from Mandla Masango and Kingston Nkhatha en­sured an eighth win on the trot five in the league and three in the MTN8.

Masango con­tin­ued a rich vein of re­cent form, which has earned him a na­tional team call-up, with a su­per goal at the end of a typ­i­cal one-two from Chiefs in the 63rd minute with Reneilwe Let­sholonyane.

Nkhatha showed a quick touch with a goal off his heel af­ter a mis­cue from Let­sholonyane some seven min­utes later.

Ge­orge Maluleka hit the up­right with a deft chip near the end and Let­sholonyane could have walked the ball into the back of the net for an­other but pushed his ef­fort wide.

Chiefs de­light at the vic­tory was ex­ag­ger­ated by the re­turn from in­jury of Bernard Parker, back on the field quicker than the doc­tors ex­pected af­ter an­kle surgery. He made a cameo ap­pear­ance in the sec­ond half.

Chiefs now have a full haul of 15 points as the clubs go into a twoweek break for African Na­tions Cup qual­i­fiers, four clear of sec­ond placed Ajax Cape Town.

Su­perS­port, who fired coach Cavin John­son on Thurs­day, ap­proached the game with a cau­tious plan, happy to keep the ball in a slow build up and not ven­ture too quickly for­ward, fear­ful that any loss of pos­ses­sion would al­low Chiefs to catch them with a quick counter at­tack.

The last time Chiefs won their first five games of the sea­son was in the first Pre­mier Soc­cer League campaign in 1996/97, al­though in the end fin­ished run­ners-up to Man­ning Rangers.

OTHER RE­SULTS: Polok­wane City 0, Or­lando Pi­rates 3; Free State Stars 1, Mar­itzburg United 1; Black Aces 0; Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria 0.

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