It was the first loss for Stuart Baxter as coach as his side were beaten by Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership clash on Sunday. The hosts were able to capitalize on an error made by the Chiefs' Eric Mathoho in defence to score. After the ball was played down the left flank‚ Mutizwa was able to pick the ball up and lob it into the net. It was a difficult game for the Chiefs to recover after their goal‚ but they had a few chances of scoring. Phathutshedzo Nange combined with Khama Billiat to set up the score for the match. The game started off as a nervy affair‚ but the Golden Arrows fought hard to get the result and give Stuart Baxter his first defeat as a head coach. Despite their 1-0 win‚ the Chiefs did not surrender any points‚ which was a major positive considering the team only won one game in seven‚ and a draw in the last match. The first half was dominated by Chiefs and the game ended 0-0 after the break. But the game was far from over. The Arrows did have a better second half‚ and they deserved to win‚ thanks to Knox Mutizwa's first-half goal. The second half was more even‚ as the Chiefs dominated possession and pushed for an equalizer. The Golden Arrows will be a difficult team to beat again this season‚ but they did not go down easily. The team's first home match since the Covid-19 outbreak came back to haunt the Chiefs. However‚ they did not forfeit two matches due to the disease‚ and the two matches were rerun after the first. There is still a slim chance for a rematch‚ but the result was still a massive upset. A win over the Golden Arrows would be a major upset‚ and it would be a shock if the Golden Lions can beat a team like Kaizer Chiefs. The team could only lose a game if it failed to find an opportunity to score. It could also be a sign that the Chiefs are not as good as they thought. Earlier‚ Kaizer Chiefs had a better start and had a better chance to score a goal‚ but the Arrows dominated the game for the first half. They had the better start but they still failed to take it. A sloppy defensive performance meant that they were forced to defend a corner and conceded a penalty after only five minutes. Despite the early goals‚ the goalkeeper was unable to stop the Arrows. In fact‚ he had to make an exceptional save in the 75th minute to prevent the Arrows from going further behind.
A mistake in the back created panic and led to two goals. Neither of the teams could score again‚ so the game ended in a stalemate. On the other hand‚ the match was not all bad for the Chiefs. Despite a shaky first half‚ the team dominated the second half but could not find an opening. The Arrows held on for the result‚ causing a huge shock. They were also more than a match for the Arrows‚ who lost two matches in a row due to the Covid virus outbreak. The Golden Arrows had been a major threat to the Chiefs but a 1-0 win at the FNB Stadium has put the new team in a position to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns in the title race. The 2-1 win for the Golden Arrows means that the Amakhosi have no chance of catching up with Mamelodi Sundowns. Despite the fact that Kaizer Chiefs are a huge team‚ Golden Arrows have a great chance of winning the Premier League. This is not only an exciting game for both teams but also for the fans. There are no chances of the Arrows getting promoted to the Premier League after the match. But the golden arrows have already made the top four.