Kaizer Chiefs narrowly defeated 10-man Richards Bay to increase competition for number two.
With a narrow 1-0 victory over Richards Bay FC on Saturday in a DStv Premiership game at Durban’s King Zwelithini Stadium against a 10-man Richards Bay FC, Kaizer Chiefs’ participation in the Caf Champions League next season is still a possibility.
But for the Arthur Zwane-coached team to succeed in that effort, significant progress is required because, like many of their performances this year, their showing against the Natal Rich Boyz was hardly noteworthy.
Their front-runner finishing is still a major problem.
Chiefs played with the edge for 76 minutes, including the referee’s optional time, but couldn’t add to their early goal.
Few people would contest Bay’s claim that the outcome might have been different if they hadn’t lost one man after goalie Salim Magoola was dismissed on minute 19 of the game.
The Soweto giants once again failed to use the numerical advantage as defender Siyabonga Ngezana scored the lone goal on eight minutes.