MATCH CENTRE

SUN 05 AUGUST 2018, 15:00, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

2
VS
0

Chippa suffer defeat in Bloemfontein

by Graeme Jackson

Sun August 05, 16:56

Chippa United’s 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is off to a losing start after they went down 2-0 at the hands of Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Chilli Boys were hoping to get out of the blocks quickly under the tenure of returning coach Dan Malesela, but Phunya Sele Sele ensured otherwise thanks to goals from Tebogo Potsane and Tshegofatso Mabaso.

The teams traded early chances through Lantshene Phalane (for Celtic) and Kurt Lentjies (Chippa), though neither troubled the respective goalkeepers Patrick Tignyemb and Daniel Akpeyi.

The Chilli Boys enjoyed most of the possession through the first half, though they did suffer a blow in midfield when they were forced to replace Boikanyo Komane with Thamsanqa Sangweni 10 minutes before the interval.

Against the run of play, Phunya Sele Sele opened the scoring in the 41st minute. Tebogo Potsane scored a superb goal on debut for the Bloemfontein side and ensured they held a 1-0 lead heading into the half-time break.

Chippa looked to hit back early in the second stanza as Jabulani Shongwe lined-up a long-range shot but failed to hit the target, while Celtic’s Ronald Pfumbidzai was guilty of the same thing in the 50th minute.

But six minutes later Celtic’s Tshegofatso Mabaso had his shooting boots on as he converted a penalty to make it 2-0 to the hosts. The spot kick had been won by Mabaso himself, drawing a clumsy foul from Thabo Nthethe.

Chippa responded by sending on the likes of Daine Klate and Xolani Maholo, but it was Celtic who looked the likelier scorers for a spell and Ndumiso Mabena sent a shot wide of the mark in the 74th minute as they looked to end the game as a contest.

Both Celtic and Chippa will be in league action again on Wednesday: the former is away to Golden Arrows in Durban, while the latter welcome Orlando Pirates to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 2 (Potsane 41’, Mabaso 56’ pen)
Chippa United 0

Celtic: Tignyemb, Rikhotso (Sam 73’), Ndengane, Gordino, Pfumbidzai, Potsane (Masuku 68’), Phalane, Mashikinya, Dlamini, Mabena, Mabaso (Letsoalo 60’)

Chippa: Akpeyi, Tlolane, Nthethe, Nsabiyumva, Makobela, Mbokoma (Klate 60’), Komane (Sangweni 36’), Mbenyane, Shongwe (Maholo 61’), Mayambela, Lentjies

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
Tebogo Potsane (41')
17. Tshegofatso Mabaso (56')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
27
Goalkeeper
1
25
Defender
18
3
Defender
21
22
Defender
30
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
36'
44
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
61'
10
Midfielder
41'
68'
0
Midfielder
29
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
56'
60'
17
Midfielder
60'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Victor Letsoalo
Forward/Striker
60'
13
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
36'
21
Menzi Masuku
Forward/Striker
68'
50
Daine Klate
Midfielder
60'
7
Bongani Sam
Defender
73'
13
Xolani Maholo
Midfielder
61'
0
CARDS
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
46'
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
GALLERY
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