MATCH CENTRE

FRI 25 SEPTEMBER 2015, 20:00, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

2
VS
1

Chippa beat 10-man Polokwane City

by Staff Reporter

Fri September 25, 22:15

Chippa United returned to winning ways after defeating Polokwane City 2-1 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday night.

The two teams attacked each other from the first whistle, and despite being one man down, the Citizens fought hard, but ultimately they narrowly lost 2-1 on the night.

Just three minutes into game, Chippa striker Lerato Manzini was set through on goal by Nkosinathi Mthinyane, but the former was stopped by Carlington Nyadombo's great tackle.

The Citizens then launched a quick counter-attack through Puleng Tlolane, who then played a good cross to Baptiste Faye, and striker placed his header over the cross-bar.

Chippa dribbling wizard Mark Mayambela beat his marker on the edge of the box in the 26th minute, and ballooned the ball over Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova's goal-posts.

At the other end, Tlolane ran into the Chippa box after a receiving a good pass from Cole Alexander, but the striker struck the ball straight into keeper Daniel Akpeyi's hands.

New Polokwane defender Gert Barends was given the marching orders in the 32nd minute for a dangerous tackle on Nkosinathi Mthiyane.

It took only five minutes for the Chilli Boys to increase their lead through Burkina Faso international striker Aristide Bance, who finished brilliantly from inside the Polokwane box.

However, the Citizens never lost hope, as they pushed forward in numbers. In the 61st minute Polokwane captain Jabulani Maluleke's effort was well saved by Nigerian keeper Akpeyi.

Ten minutes later, Substitute Linda Shiba forced Akpeyi into a decent save, before the goal-minder pulled off a fantastic stop parrying away Tema's shot from close range.

Mayambela and Bance had good opportunities to seal Chippa's victory on the night, but they both failed to hit the target with 10 minutes left on the clock.

However, Polokwane pulled one back in stoppage time through Thobani Mncwango. The goal proved to be a consolation goal, as Chippa held on and recorded a 2-1 victory at home.

Chippa United (1) 2 (Manzini 45’ Bance 50’)
Polokwane City (0) 1 (Mncwango 90’)

TEAMS

Chippa: Akpeyi, Okwuosa, Thopola (Macheke 41’), Maleasenya, Chipeta, Sangweni, Bance, Manzine (Cele 52’), Mthiyane (Twala 73’), Mayambela, Sali

Polokwane: Chigova, Barends, Masenamela, Mbonami, Nyadombo, Nene, Jacobs (Shiba 70’), Maluleke, Alexander, Faye (Tema 39’), Tlolane (Mncwango 83’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
25. Lerato Manzine (45') 31. Thobani Mncwango (90')
Aristide Bance (50')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
6
0
Defender
41'
24
Defender
31'
35
Defender
2
Defender
22
Midfielder
32
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
73'
7
Midfielder
32'
8
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
49'
20
Forward/Striker
50'
0
Midfielder
70'
18
Forward/Striker
45'
52'
25
Forward/Striker
36'
85'
12
SUBSTITUTIONS
Zitha Macheke
Defender
41'
5
Tshepo Tema
Defender
39'
23
Mhlengi Cele
Midfielder
52'
14
Linda Shiba
Midfielder
70'
13
Thobani Mncwango
Forward/Striker
85'
31
CARDS
Gert Barends
Defender
31'
35
Jabulani Maluleke
Midfielder
32'
8
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
36'
12
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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