MATCH CENTRE

SAT 20 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

2
VS
0

Chilli Boys brush aside Ea Lla Koto

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 20, 17:48

Chippa United brushed aside Free State Stars 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The result saw the Chilli Boys remain sixth on the league standings, while Ea Lla Koto also dropped to eighth.

The Chilli Boys did most of the defending in the opening stages of the game, but they were able to contain Ea Lla Koto.

On-loan SuperSport United winger Mothusi Gopane replaced injured Stars full-back Reuben Thebakang just 11 minutes into the game.

The home side had a chance to score from a free-kick four minutes later, but Thamsanqa Sangweni's effort from the set-piece went wide of the target.

Stars' attacking midfielder Nhlanhla Vilakazi tried his luck from range in the 23rd minute and his effort sailed wide of the Chippa goal.

The deadlock was finally broken three minutes before the half-time break by Xola Mlambo much to the delight of the home crowd, Chippa 1-0 Stars.

Gopane played a dangerous curling free-kick into the Chippa box, but Chippa's towering striker Bance headed the ball away in the 49th minute.

The Chilli Boys then took full control of the game with Stars keeper Diakite denying Buyani Sali and Joseph Molangoane a few minutes before the hour-mark.

Stars launched a quick in the 64th minute and Ayanda Nkosi's acrobatic effort was easily saved by Chippa's Nigerian keeper Daniel Akpeyi.

Nevertheless, Nkosinathi Mthiyane sealed Chippa's 2-0 win in the 72nd minute after combining with first-half substitute Buyani Sali.

Chippa (1) 2 (Mlambo 43', Mthiyane 72')
Free State Stars (0) 0

Chippa: Akpeyi, Mthiyane (Zuke 90'), Okwuosa, Macheke, Thopola, Chipeta, Mlambo, Sangweni, Bance (R.Manzini 65'), Zulu (Sali 43'), Molangoane

Stars: Diakite, Masehe, Mashego, Sankara (Venter 74'), Chabalala, Kerspuy, Thebakang (Gopane 11'), Jaftha (Nkosi 45'), Thethani, Ngasa, Vilakazi

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
Kabelo Mlambo (42')
7. Nkosinathi Mthiyane (72')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
24
34
Defender
2
Defender
74'
18
Defender
5
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
42'
0
20
Midfielder
72'
90'
7
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
18'
65'
0
Midfielder
11'
25
Forward/Striker
43'
45
Midfielder
46'
28
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Buyani Sali
Defender
43'
6
Mothusi Gopane
Midfielder
11'
41
Rhulani Manzini
Midfielder
65'
55
Ayanda Nkosi
Forward/Striker
46'
21
Sandile Zuke
Midfielder
90'
22
Danny Venter
Forward/Striker
74'
8
CARDS
Aristide Bance
Forward/Striker
18'
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
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