MATCH CENTRE

FRI 18 DECEMBER 2015, 20:00, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

2
VS
1

Sali gives Chippa the win

by BackPageTXT

Fri December 18, 22:16

Chippa United midfielder Buyani Sali netted the winner as his team came from a goal down to beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in their Absa Premiership clash in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

It was coach Dan 'Dance' Malasela's debut on the Chippa bench and also his first PSL top-flight game in charge following his move from Cape Town All Stars in the National First Division.

The first real chance of the game came after six minutes when Frank Mhango’s free kick hit the crossbar and moments later Chippa’s Burkina Faso international forward Aristide Bance’s effort on the other end was deflected for a corner.

Then the visitors struck the opening goal when striker Vuyani Ntanga found space just outside the 18 area and his left footed strike took a deflection and crept into the back of the net.

Celtic had a few more chances in the second half, but poor decision making from Thapelo Morena and an offside flag against Musa Bilankulu saw the opportunities were wasted.

Six minutes into the second half and the home side were back in the game. William Twala was allowed space to beat the defence and drove home his shot.

The home side continued to apply the pressure in a much improved second half and they were rewarded when Buyani Sali netted a second goal from a well worked attacking move in the 70th minute.

There were a few half chances late in the game, but overall Chippa were now well in control of the game and showed character, discipline and tactical strength to see out the remainder of the game and take the full points.


Chippa United (0) 2 (Twala 51’ Sali 70’)
Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 1 (Ntanga 13’)

TEAMS

Chippa: Akpeyi, Okwuosa, Thopola, Mthiyani, Chipeta, Sali, Uzochukwu (Zuke 66’), Mbenyane (Manzini 90’), Mayambela (Malongoane 66’), Twala, Bance

Celtic: Tignyemb, Fransman, Dube, Ndengane, Bilankulu, Mogapi, Nyatama, Morena, Ntanga (Shikweni 73’), Lamola (Mahlasela 83’), Mhango (Massa 37’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
6. Buyani Sali (70') 15. Vuyani Ntanga (14')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
24
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
70'
76'
6
Defender
16
Defender
24
Midfielder
90'
27
Defender
2
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
90'
10
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
73'
7
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
66'
28
Midfielder
14'
73'
15
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
71'
83'
14
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sandile Zuke
Midfielder
66'
22
Geofrey Massa
Forward/Striker
37'
17
Joseph Malongoane
Forward/Striker
66'
12
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
73'
25
CARDS
Nkosinathi Mthiyane
Midfielder
73'
7
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
71'
14
Buyani Sali
Defender
76'
6
Alfred Ndengane
Midfielder
90'
27
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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