MATCH CENTRE

TUE 11 APRIL 2017, 19:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

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Ten man Polokwane play to gutsy draw against Chippa

by Brian Lee

Tue April 11, 21:46

Chippa United failed to take full advantage of their one man superiority after playing to a 0-0 draw against a ten-man Polokwane City side in an Absa Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Tuesday night.

Despite playing the match with ten-man after the 35th minute following the sending off of Essau Kanyenda for his second bookable offence, Polokwane showed a gutsy performance in defence to earn a share of the spoils.

The point sees Polokwane stay inside the top eight, currently placed at seventh spot with 28 points from 23 matches.

The opening stages of the match saw both sides playing an attacking brand of football, but their decision making in the final third was poor from both sides.

Polokwane were put on the back foot just after the half hour mark when Kanyenda was sent from the field.

Still, the visitors defended heroically and managed to get into the half time break tied at 0-0.

The second half saw Chippa with the majority of the possession. Their only decent chance in front of goal, however, came in the 62nd minute when Kristopher Bergman looked certain to score, but his close range shot was blocked on the line by Polokwane defender Thabiso Semenya.

The game ended in a 0-0 stalemate with Chippa extending their winless run to seven matches.

The draw sees Chippa up to 24 points from 23 matches which places them at 11th place on the table, four places above the relegation zone but only three points out of danger.

Chippa United (0) 0
Polokwane City (0) 0

Teams

Chippa United: Akpeyi, Chabalala, Shiba (Japhta 67’), Mako, Sangweni, Zuke, Masuku, Sali, Manzini (Sekome 60’), Bergman, Mbenyane.

Polokwane City: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane, Tshilo, Mbonani, Seabi, Phiri, Ramagalela, Tlolane (Klaas 83’), Maluleke, Kanyenda.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2 1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
6
Defender
22
13
Defender
2
Midfielder
10
Defender
4
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
64'
67'
0
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
74'
7
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
60'
55
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
11'
35'
9
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
50'
83'
10
Forward/Striker
41
Forward/Striker
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Phetelo Sekome
Defender
60'
12
Thabang Alfred Klaas
Midfielder
83'
15
Sello Japhta
Defender
67'
9
CARDS
Linda Shiba
Midfielder
64'
0
Esau Kanyenda
Forward/Striker
11'
9
Paseka Mako
Midfielder
74'
7
Esau Kanyenda
Forward/Striker
35'
9
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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