MATCH CENTRE

SAT 16 DECEMBER 2017, 15:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

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Late Rodney Ramagalela spot kick takes Polokwane to victory

by Graeme Jackson

Sat December 16, 17:52

Rodney Ramagalela continued his scoring form in the Absa Premiership by netting the only goal to see Polokwane City defeat Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns forward converted a late penalty to see Rise and Shine end a five-match winless streak and move up to 12th on the log table. The Chilli Boys have now lost two matches in a row but move up one place to fifth thanks to Bloemfontein Celtic’s heavy defeat.

Chippa created most of the goal-scoring chances through the first half and missed out on two notable opportunities: Katlego Mashego headed wide in the eight minute after meeting a cross from the right, while James Okwuosa was denied by a good save from George Chigova on 34 minutes, having got up well to meet a corner kick.

Yet Polokwane had their threatening moments too, with Rendani Ndou volleying over midway through the half, while a deflected effort from Walter Musona hit the outside of Chippa goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo’s near post 10 minutes before the interval.

The Chilli Boys continued to build pressure in the second half, and just before the hour mark Mashego shot over the crossbar after meeting a fine cross from Kurt Lentjies, while shortly thereafter winger Paseka Mako was brought down in the box but the hosts’ appeals for a penalty were waved away.

Ironically it was City who were awarded a spot kick late in the game when Okwuosa was adjudged to have fouled Ramagalela. The forward brushed himself off and took the penalty himself, beating goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo to seal a vital three points for his team.

Chippa United 0
Polokwane City (0) 1 (Ramagalela 86’ pen)

Chippa: Mhlongo, Thopola, Bergman, Okwuosa, Maphanga, Mvelase (Mayambela 55’), Mabaso (Lentjies 39’), Zuke, Mako, Mdlinzo, Mashego (Julies 68’)

Polokwane: Chigova, Maponyane (Tshela 79’), Semenya, Mbonani, Hlongwane, Vilakazi, Phiri, J. Maluleke, Musona, Ramagalela, Ndou (Booi 66’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
17. Rodney Ramagalela (86')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
29
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
39'
27
Defender
22
Defender
24
Defender
2
Defender
85'
2
Defender
79'
5
Midfielder
40'
27
Midfielder
89'
8
Midfielder
55'
13
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
66'
19
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
86'
17
Forward/Striker
68'
43
Forward/Striker
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Kurt Lentjies
Midfielder
39'
29
Bongile Booi
Midfielder
66'
0
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
55'
11
Mogau Tshela
Defender
79'
3
Samuel Julies
Midfielder
68'
35
CARDS
Christopher Bergman
Midfielder
40'
27
Jabulani Maluleke
Midfielder
89'
8
James Okwousa
Defender
85'
2
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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