MATCH CENTRE

WED 14 DECEMBER 2016, 19:30, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Polokwane continue to fly high

by BackPageTXT

Wed December 14, 21:29

Polokwane City continued their great form in the Absa Premiership as they defeated Chippa United 1-0 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

Jabulani Maluleke scored a superb goal in the dying minutes to secure the win for Rise and Shine, who 21 points from 13 matches as they continue their stay in the upper reaches of the table, while the Chilli Boys remain rooted in the lower half of the log with 13 points from their 12 matches.

Chippa looked the likelier scorers in the opening stages and midway through the first half they created a great chance for midfielder Buyani Sali, who rushed his left-footed effort and sliced it wide of the mark with only the goalkeeper to beat.

That was the only real clear opening from either team in what was a tightly-contested first half. Neither George Chigova nor Daniel Akpeyi was ever called upon to make any notable saves.

The second half continued in the same vein, though the arrival of Polokwane’s first substitute, Sipho Jembula, sparked the home side’s attack into more life, and he very nearly laid on a goal for Puleng Tlolane in the 73rd minute.

Shortly thereafter Jembula again showed his class when he brought down a diagonal cross, cut inside a challenge and struck a curling shot just wide of Akpeyi’s right-hand post – the closest either side had come to a goal.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 83rd minute when Polokwane veteran Jabulani Maluleke scored a beauty direct from a free kick, beating Akpeyi’s right-hand to make it 1-0 to Rise and Shine.

Polokwane City (0) 1 (Maluleke 83’)
Chippa United 0

Polokwane: Chigova, Klaas, Semenya, Tema, Maponyane, Maluleke, Seabi, Manaka, Ramagalela, Mncwango (Jembula 71’), Tlolane

Chippa: Akpeyi, Mdaki, Bereng, Okwuosa, Thopola, Mako, Sali, Zuke, Sangweni, Lorch (Sekome 69’), L. Manzini (Mashego 79’)

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
8. Jabulani Maluleke (83')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
2
Defender
6
Defender
23
Defender
24
Defender
5
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
62'
14
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
83'
8
Midfielder
48'
21
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
33
15
Forward/Striker
79'
25
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
71'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
71'
38
Phetelo Sekome
Defender
69'
12
CARDS
Edgar Manaka
Midfielder
62'
14
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
48'
21
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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