Atusaye on target as Celtic hold Kaizer Chiefs

Malawian striker Atusaye Nyondo inspired his team Bloemfontein Celtic to a one-all draw against heavyweights Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa Premiership season opener for both teams.

Atusaye: Scorer

Kaizer Chiefs scored in the 37 the minute when former Celtic players Keagan Buchanan and Erick Mathoho combined to punish their former club.

Mathoho powered home a free kick taken by Buchanan inside the last 10 minutes.

But the Malawian striker who came in as a second half substitute restored parity in the 75th minute when he converted a penalty.

Lorenzo Gordinho conceded a penalty and the Malawian striker was handed with the responsibility which he did not disappoint.

It was a game which saw Malawi representation as former national team captains John Maduka and Patrick Mabedi were on opposition end’s technical benches.

Maduka, the former Silver Strikers Umtata Bushbucks striker is team manager for Celtic while Mabedi is Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphera’s assistant.

Meanwhile Flames captain Limbikani Mzava enjoyed full game as Golden Arrows and Ajax Cape Town settle for a goalless draw on Saturday.

During the league opener Bidvest Wits started the title defence campaign on a losing note after Cape Town Stars beat them 1-0 on Friday.

Bidvest top goal scorer Malawian striker Gabadinho Mhango wasted a chance to score his first goal after missing a penalty.

Mhango who came off the bench as a 47th minute substitute won the penalty in the 52nd minute.

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