MATCH CENTRE

SAT 04 AUGUST 2018, 18:00, NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Black Leopards claw past rivals in Polokwane

by Bertin Basson

Sat August 04, 21:10

Black Leopards beat Limpopo rivals Polokwane City 1-0 in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday evening, on the opening round of the 2018-19 league season.

Lidoda Duvha, who clawed their way back into South Africa's top-flight by winning the promotion-relegation playoffs last season, opened the scoring as early as the 12th minute.

Katabo Tshepe on target for the hosts from a set-piece as Leopards got their campaign up and running in the best possible way.

Rise and Shine battled valiantly in search of the equalizer and should've capitalized on a catalogue of chances, but Walter Musona and Banele Sikhondze failed to do just that.

Ivan Mahangwahaya squandered two chances to double Leopards lead in the closing stages of the encounter, but it mattered little in the end as the hosts claimed all three points.

Black Leopards (1) 1 (Tshepe 12')

Polokwane City 0 (0)

Black Leopards: Muleka; Ndou, Mashoena, Munganga, Ndlovu (Mokoena 89'), Nange, Mudau, Nene, Musonda, Tshepe (Hlongwane 87'), Mhlongo (Mahangwahaya 77').

Polokwane City: Chigova; Sikhosana, Hlongwane (Ravhuhali 81'), Motloung, Mbonani, Seabi, Ramagalela, Phiri (Maluleke 70'), Musona (Miya 75'), Maluleke, Sikhondze.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM
BLACK LEOPARDS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
Karabo Tshepe (13')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
BLACK LEOPARDS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
0
27
Defender
90 + 2'
0
Defender
22
Midfielder
0
Defender
17'
33
Midfielder
13'
87'
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
71'
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
80'
24
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
74'
0
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tebogo Moerane
Defender
74'
0
Wiseman Maluleke
Midfielder
71'
0
Lefa Hlongwane
Midfielder
87'
0
Mondli Miya
Midfielder
75'
21
Ivan Mahangwahaya
Forward/Striker
90 + 2'
0
Ndivhuwo Ravhulali
Defender
80'
5
CARDS
Sibusiso Sikhosana
Defender
17'
33
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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