MATCH CENTRE

WED 03 OCTOBER 2018, 19:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

1
VS
0

Stars dimmed in Port Elizabeth

by Staff Reporter

Wed October 03, 21:39

Free State Stars suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of hosts Chippa United in an Absa Premiership clash in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night.

The Chilli Boys have now claimed seven points from the last nine up for grabs, while Ea Lla Koto succumbed to their fifth defeat of the season.

Both teams struggled to find any kind of rhythm in the first half, with the defences very much on top. Stars were the first to threaten, as Yusuf Jappie looked to play Goodman Dlamini in on goal in the 10th minute, but the attacker was flagged offside.

Chippa’s Ruzaigh Gamildien had a couple of promising moments in the first half, including a fine cross in the 19th minute which was just beyond the reach of Andile Mbenyane, while Kurt Lentjies had a half chance quickly closed down by Paulus Masehe on the half hour mark.

With the game goalless at the break, the Chilli Boys looked to spark their forward play into life by introducing Thabo Rakhale off the bench 12 minutes after the restart, and the former Orlando Pirates winger injected some urgency into the hosts’ play.

On 68 minutes Chippa broke the deadlock, with Gamildien coming good on the threat he had shown throughout the game and beating Stars goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare with a fine finish to make it 1-0.

Stars responded by throwing on forwards Linda Bhengu and Judas Moseamedi from the substitutes bench, but the home side’s defence held firm to secure three valuable points.

The teams will be in Absa Premiership action again this Saturday, with Chippa away to Highlands Park and Stars at home to derby rivals Bloemfontein Celtic.

Chippa United (0) 1 (Gamildien 68’)
Free State Stars 0

Chippa: Akpeyi, Malepe, Nthethe, Macheke, Modisane, Komane, Lentjies (Manzini 71’), Mayambela, Gamildien (Sangweni 78’), Tlolane, Mbenyane (Rakhale 57’)

Stars: Sangare, Ndiki, Tema, Mahamutsa, Phungwayo, Jappie (Jantjie 59’), Mahamutsa, Makhaula, Dlamini, Tchilimbou (Bhengu 70’), Rodgers (Moseamedi 74’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
24. Ruzaigh Gamildien (68')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
6
29
Defender
21
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
28
Defender
30
Defender
17
Defender
4
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
57'
10
Midfielder
70'
27
Midfielder
44
Midfielder
38'
4
Midfielder
43'
69'
29
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
59'
19
Midfielder
68'
79'
24
Forward/Striker
74'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thabo Rakhale
Midfielder
57'
25
Sinethemba Jantjie
Midfielder
59'
11
Rhulani Manzini
Forward/Striker
69'
16
Linda Bhengu
Forward/Striker
70'
0
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
79'
21
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
74'
6
CARDS
Kurt Lentjies
Midfielder
43'
29
Makhehlene Makhaula
Midfielder
38'
4
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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