Kaizer Chiefs returned to winning ways after edging Sekhukhune United 2-1 on Wednesday in a DStv Premiership clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Elias Mokwana opened the scoring in the first half, whilst Edson Castillo and Edmilson Dove scored for the hosts in the second half.
The Soweto giants avoided an unwanted record of five matches without a victory after two draws and two defeats.
The result ended coach Brandon Truter‘s unbeaten run against Chiefs in topflight football. In six encounters with three different clubs; Moroka Swallows, AmaZulu FC, and Sekhukhune United, Truter had three wins and three draws.
Babina Noko went into the encounter high in spirits following three victories and a stalemate in all competitions. They had been solid at the back conceding only two goals.
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Under-fire Brandon Petersen retained his place in between the sticks, despite making blunders in past matches that cost the team.
New signing Sibongiseni Mthethwa made his debut coming in as a second-half substitute. ‘Ox’ replaced Castillo in the 64th minute.
Other changes saw the trio of Sifiso Hlanti, Tebogo Potsane, and Given Msimango replaced by Edmilson Dove, Christian Saile, and Njabulo Ngcobo who was handed his first start of the season.
SEKHUKHUNE UNITED LEADING HEADING TO THE BREAK
The hosts were a far much better side in the first half. They dominated possession and created some goalscoring opportunities, however, Sekhukhune stood firm at the back.
At the stroke of the break, Mokwana opened the scoring handing the visitors a lead. On the hour mark Castillo levelled matters scoring a diving header from close range.
In the 76th minute, the Glamour Boys completed their comeback as Dove scored a header from close range.
The scoreline remained unchanged as Chiefs claimed a 2-1 win. The victory saw the Naturena-based side climb to fifth on the log with 11 points. Sekhukhune are seventh with 10 points.