Chiefs coach Johnson expects more goals from Chivaviro

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson is happy with the performance of his striker, Ranga Chivaviro, who scored a brace in their 2-2 draw against TS Galaxy at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday night.

“Ranga [Chivaviro] put up his hand to say that I am available — now he is showing what he is capable of doing [wonders],” said Johnson on Supersport after the match.

“We want our players to do that all the time so that we have a nice headache. He has lacked a little bit in the past, but that has passed.”

Johnson is hoping that Chivaviro, who scored his first brace since joining Amakhosi, will, together with other players, come to the party against AmaZulu at the weekend.

Amakhosi will face on-and-off Usuthu in what is expected to be an explosive encounter at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday. 

Against Galaxy, the Chiefs yet again played with 10 players for most of the game after Dove Wome received a red card early in the first-half for a rough challenge.

Brace on both sides

It was the same struggle last week for Amakhosi against Mamelodi Sundowns after Given Msimango was sent for an early shower after he fouled Lucas Ribeiro in the opening minutes of the match.

Sundowns went on to beat the Glamour Boys 5-1. 

On Tuesday, the Chiefs opened the scoring charts via Chivaviro, who capitalised on Mpho Mvelase’s indecisive defence.

The Rockets equalised through Siphiwe Mahlangu, who netted a penalty.

Five minutes after the half-time break, Chivaviro grabbed his brace. Njabulo Ngcobo, Christian Saile, and Reeve Frosler missed sitters that could have given Amakhosi a comfortable victory.

Galaxy stole a point when Mahlangu also scored his second following a corner kick, disappointing a legion of vocal Chiefs fans, who turned up in big numbers for the match.

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