by DION HENRICK
CAPE TOWN – A BRACE by Khama Billiat and two others from defender Siyabonga Ngezana and Dumisani Zuma were all Kaizer Chiefs needed to beat a plucky Cape Town City squad 4-1 in a tightly contested ABSA premiership tie at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Billiat, who returned from his national tour of duty with the Zimbabwe Warriors had given his country the much deserved point as they drew 1-1 with Congo in Brazzaville.
When he returned to South Africa, Billiat continued with his scoring streak when he helped his Soweto giant record first victory of the season.
Billiat capped the day by being voted man of the match.
However, Matthew Rusike grabbed a consolation goal for his Cape Town City when scored an equalising goal in the 25th minute.
The match started at a fast pace with both sides threatening to get an early goal, but it was Chiefs who scored first through Siyabonga Ngezana (12th minute) before Billiat’s double in (51st, 78th) with Zulu completing in 89th minute.
Veteran Bafana defender Bernard Parker made huge contributions tih good combination with Billiat while Willard Katsande stabilised the Kaizer Chiefs midfield.
Cape Town City centre back Taariq Fielies was shown the red card for second bookable offence in the 66th minute.
For Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy had to avert more danger when he pulled out centre forward Ayanda Patosi and replaced him with Siphelele Mthembu.
More than 31,000 fans thronged Cape Town Stadium to witness the encounter largely dominated by Amakhosi.
– CAJ News