MATCH CENTRE

SUN 14 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, FREE STATE STADIUM

0
VS
1

Late strike hands Chilli Boys victory

by BackPageTXT

Sun February 14, 18:06

A late goal from Rhulani Manzini helped Chippa United defeat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

Despite their victory, the Chilli Boys remain sixth on the league standings. Furthermore, Phunya Sele Sele remain eleventh on the league table.

Phunya Sele Sele dominated the opening stages of the encounter, but they were forced to make a change 11 minutes into the game after Fiston Razak Abdoul sustained a head injury.

Former Witbank Spurs forward Julius Likontsane replaced the Tanzanian striker. Linkontsane had a chance to put Celtic into the lead on the half-hour mark, but he was ruled off-side.

The Chilli Boys nearly broke the deadlock in the 34th minute when exciting midfielder Joseph Molangoane's header went inches wide of the target.

Zaphaniah Mbokama played a good early cross into the Celtic box a minute before the half-time break, but Bevan Fransman was well-positioned to make a clearance.

Nigerian international keeper Akpeyi fumbled Celtic midfielder Thapelo Morena's shot in the 54th minute, but the rebound was cleared away.

Celtic were awarded a free-kick in a promising area in the 66th minute after James Okwuosa fouled Musa Nyatama. Likontswane wide the resultant set-piece.

Former Platinum Stars striker Rhulani Manzini was introduced with five minutes left on the clock replacing Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance.

Manzini made an immediate impact as he scored the winning goal with a great shot in the 90th minute. Chippa emerged 1-0 winners on the day.

Celtic (0) 0
Chippa (0) 1 (Manzini 90')

Celtic: Tignyemb, Rikhotso, Fransman, Lakay, Jooste, Ndengane,
Nyatama, Morena, Abdoul (Likontsane 13'), Letuka (Wolff 80'), Lamola

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola, Okwuosa, Macheke, Chipeta, Mlambo (Sali 69'),
Mbokoma (L.Manzini 76'), Sangweni, Bance (R.Manzini 85'), Zulu, Molangoane

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FREE STATE STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
55. Rhulani Manzini (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
16
Defender
24
Defender
2
Defender
80'
34
Defender
5
Midfielder
41'
27
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
45'
69'
42
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
51'
76'
0
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
85'
0
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
45
Forward/Striker
13'
21
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
14
SUBSTITUTIONS
Julius Likontsane
Forward/Striker
13'
32
Buyani Sali
Defender
69'
6
Keamogetse Wolff
Midfielder
80'
0
Lerato Manzine
Forward/Striker
76'
25
Rhulani Manzini
Midfielder
85'
55
CARDS
Alfred Ndengane
Midfielder
41'
27
Xola Mlambo
Midfielder
45'
42
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
51'
0
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
GALLERY
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