MATCH CENTRE

FRI 03 MARCH 2017, 20:00, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

2
VS
1

Platinum Stars edge out Chippa United

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Fri March 03, 22:12

Benson Shilongo's late goal helped Platinum Stars beat Chippa United 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Friday night.

As a result Dikwena climbed up to ninth on the league standings, while the Chilli Boys moved down to 10th on the table.

The deadlock was broken 19 minutes into the game and it was in-form striker Lerato Manzini, who put the visitors into the lead with a good finish.

Manzini made it three goals in three league matches when he beat Stars goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela to make it 1-0 to Chippa.

Stars did push for the equalizing goal against a stubborn Chippa side, who held onto their slender lead until the match referee blew the half-time break.

Dikwena's pressure finally paid off 11 minutes into the second-half when Robert Ng'ambi scored much to the lead of the home crowd.

The Malawi international hit the back of the net to make it 1-1 for Stars with defender Siyabonga Zulu grabbing a well deserved assist.

Second-half substitute Benson Shilongo proved to be the hero for the home side as he hit the back of the net with two minutes left on the clock.

The Namibia international striker beat Chippa keeper Daniel Akpeyi hands down with a stunning effort to seal a 2-1 victory to Stars.

Platinum (0) 2 (Ng'ambi 57', Shilongo 88')
Chippa (1) 1 (L.Manzini 19')

Platinum: Mzimela, De Jongh, Zulu, Mlilo, Mwendihanga, Ng'ambi, Msomi, Nale (Mkhabela 45'), Phiri, Botes (Mabena 59'), Ntuli (Shilongo 72').

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola, Chabalala, Bergman, Mako, Zuke, Sangweni, Mbenyane, Masuku (Sekome 84'), L.Manzini (Mdlinzo 59'), R.Manzini (Bereng 77').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
22. Robert Ngambi (56') 25. Lerato Manzine (19')
7. Benson Shilongo (88')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
21
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
22
Defender
24
Defender
27'
3
13
0
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
15'
45'
37
Midfielder
23'
27
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
56'
22
Midfielder
77'
55
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
72'
0
Forward/Striker
19'
59'
25
Forward/Striker
59'
9
Forward/Striker
84'
41
SUBSTITUTIONS
Enocent Mkhabela
Midfielder
45'
0
Sizwe Mdlinzo
Midfielder
59'
0
Ndumiso Mabena
Forward/Striker
59'
10
Tshwarelo Bereng
Forward/Striker
77'
23
Benson Shilongo
Forward/Striker
72'
7
Phetelo Sekome
Defender
84'
12
CARDS
Abia Nale
Midfielder
15'
37
Christopher Bergman
Midfielder
23'
27
Sphamandla Mlilo
Defender
27'
3
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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