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Chiefs Earn Draw With Besiktas 19/07/03
Kaizer Chiefs finally managed to earn their first points in the Peace Cup when they drew 2-2 with Turkish champions Besiktas.

But the result is not enough to see them advance further in the tournament as they have already lost two games to Olympique Lyon and Ilwa Seongnam.

Coach Ted Dumitru brought Jabulani Mendu, Isaac Mabotsa and Fabian McCarthy in for this game, and the Amakhosi got off to a good start, controlling the play in the early stages.

Besiktas relied mainly on counter attacking and nearly took the lead in the 2oth minute when a header by Pancu had to be cleared off the line by Rodney Thobejane.

Pancu continued to trouble the Chiefs defence and saw a shot of his hit the side netting. A few minutes later Chiefs keeper Rowen Fernandez made an excellent point blank save to deny the same player.

Both sides showed more purpose after the break and it came as no surprise when Guiara opened the scoring for the Turks in the 53rd minute.

Coach Dumitru decided his team needed some fresh ideas and brought on Stanton Fredericks and Thabo Mooki in place of Mabotsa and Mendu. Chiefs performance improved  immediately as they took control in the midfield with some neat passing.

The pressure paid off when Sibusiso Dlamini set up Zambian striker  Kabamba Musasa to score the equalizer in the 53rd minute.

Bestiktas then reclaimed their lead in the 63rd minute when midfielder Yalcin scored a cracking volley from Ahmed Dusans cross.

But Chiefs kept on fighting and were justly rewarded when John Shoes Moshoeu beat Columbian goalkeeper Cordoba after Rene Richards supplied an excellent cross.

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