MATCH CENTRE

TUE 23 AUGUST 2016, 19:30, ATHLONE STADIUM

2
VS
1

Chippa overcome Free State Stars

by BackPageTXT

Tue August 23, 22:53

Rhulani Manzini's brace helped Chippa United defeat Free State Stars 2-1 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Wednesday.

The two sides were both targeting maximum points in their first game of the 2016/17 season which was played in Port Elizabeth.

It took only six minutes for Rhulani Manzini to fire Chippa into the lead with a well-taken shot from inside the Stars box.

Stars responded with a goal six minutes later when debutant Charles Kampi beat Chippa goalkeeper Zama Dlamini to make it 1-1.

On the half-hour mark, Chippa midfielder Tshwarelo Bereng unleashed a great shot which was brilliantly saved by Stars keeper Johnny Mathole.

It was soon 2-1 to Chippa when Manzini beat Mathole for the second time with another right footed shot in the 32nd minute much to the delight of the home crowd.

The Chilli Boys managed to contain Ea Lla Koto in the remaining minutes of the first-half and they were leading 2-1 at half-time.

Ea Lla Koto did most of the attacking in the opening stages of the second-half - seeking the equalizing goal against the home side.

In the 70th minute, Chippa failed to convert Tshwarelo Bereng's corner-kick as the home side looked to extend their lead.

Tshepo Mothiba was brought on for Thokozani Sekotlong with six minutes left on the clock as Stars searched for the winning goal.

However, it never came as Chippa stood firm at the back and ultimately, they walked away 2-1 winners on the night.

Chippa (2) (Manzini 6' 32')
FS Stars (1) (Kampi 12')

Chippa: Dlamini, Okwuosa, Thopola, Van Heerden, Kama, Bereng (Mbokoma 75'), Sangweni, Mbenyane (Mdlinzo 75'), Wambi, Lorch, R.Manzini

FS Stars: Mathole, Mashego, Masehe (Tshabangu 52'), Tlhone, Booysen, Nkausu, Kampi, Vilakazi, Sekotlong (Mothiba 84'), Sekola, Thethani (Ngasa 63').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ATHLONE STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
55. Rhulani Manzini (32') 13. Charles Kampi (12')
55. Rhulani Manzini (6')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
40
24
Defender
24
Defender
64'
22
Defender
2
Defender
40
Defender
4
Midfielder
12'
13
Midfielder
75'
10
20
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
6'
32'
55
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
52'
5
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
84'
7
Forward/Striker
75'
23
Forward/Striker
63'
12
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sizwe Mdlinzo
Midfielder
75'
0
Nyiko Tshabangu
Midfielder
52'
16
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
75'
0
Mrisho Ngassa
Forward/Striker
63'
17
Tshepo Mothipa
Midfielder
84'
9
CARDS
David Booysen
Defender
64'
22
Tshepo Mothipa
Midfielder
90 + 1'
9
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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