Mochudi Centre Chiefs new signing Ayanda Molefe was a marvel to watch on Saturday night when they played against BDF X1 at Molepolole Sports Complex.
Matebele were the first to find the back of the net in the first two minutes of the game through Bonolo Phuduhudu. Magosi managed to come from behind and won the game 4-2.
The early goal brought confusion on the Chiefs defence and BDF capitalized on that to find their second goal on the 12th minute by Pelontle Lerole. Magosi started to chase Matebele’s shadow.
Chiefs Coach Mike Sithole was forced to make a substitution after his defender Kago Nfila sustained a head injury and rushed to the hospital. Michael Mogaladi was brought in and with his experience he managed to stop BDF attempt to extend the lead.
Molefe kept the BDF defence busy coming from the right flank and putting a good cross for Onalethata Tshekiso to narrow the score line to 2-1 just before recess.
In the second half, Molefe continued where he left. He frustrated Matebele defence and cost them a penalty after Bakang Onneetse tackled him from behind in the penalty box.
Referee Uyapo Julius flashed a red-card on Onneetse and awarded Magosi a penalty in the 53rd minute. Mohaladi took the penalty and leveled matters.
Limping BDF tried to attack in numbers leaving a gap at the back but Magosi came on the counter and earned themselves a lead through Kenamile Mani’s shot on the 56th minute.
BDF X1 defence became tactically bad and Chiefs brought in Bonolo Fraizer.
Captain Pontsho Moloi nearly extended the lead on the 70th minute but BDF keeper Takudzwa Ndoro was up for his task. Magosi scored their last and forth goal on the referee’s added time by their substitute Fraizer.
Speaking after the game BDF Coach Elijah Chikwanda said Onneetse’s red card ruined his plans.
He said they started the game well by getting an early goal but the boys wasted their chances in first half.
“We had lots of chances in the first half and my boys seemed too comfortable with 2-1 lead.
We will go back to the drawing board to correct our mistakes,” he said
Sithole said though it was a tough game he was impressed by his boys’ second half performance.
He said his defence was a bit shaky but after he brought in Mohaladi he managed to handle the pressure.
“Most of our defenders are new and I think that gave BDF an advantage to get an early lead.
My boys have shown character and if they can continue with that spirit then we will go far. Molefe played well though he is also a new signing.
Just wait and see the real Magosi in our next game when we welcome back the likes of Jerome Ramathakwane, Phenyo Mongala and Galagwe Moyana,” said Sithole.