MATCH CENTRE

FRI 15 MARCH 2019, 20:00, MBOMBELA STADIUM

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VS
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SuperSport, Chiefs drop points in Mbombela

by Staff Reporter

Fri March 15, 22:12

SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs did themselves no favours in their bid to make a late Absa Premiership title push as they played out a 1-1 draw at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday evening.

The result leaves Matsatsantsa in fifth place on the log standings, four behind Mamelodi Sundowns and three ahead of the Amkhosi.

SuperSport opened the scoring in the second minute as Macuphu found the back of the net for the fourth game running. The forward on hand to nod home from close range after Bruce Bvuma parried Aubrey Modiba's shot straight into his path.

Chiefs hit back soon after as Khama Billiat ended his goal drought in the league. The Zimbabwean saw his initial effort blocked, but this only played into the attacker's favour, who then produced a long range rocket that left Ronwen Williams with no chance.

Both goalkeepers were called into action to keep the score at 1-1 before the break as the game continued to ebb-and-flow.

SuperSport looked the more likely to win the game after the break and were only denied a second through a great save by Bvuma in the 66th minute. The shot-stopper with a superb reflex save to deny Evans Rusike.

Both teams created further chances to win the game in the closing stages, but it was not to be for either side as they ultimately settled for a point apiece respectively.

SuperSport United (1) 1 (Macuphu 2')
Kaizer Chiefs (1) 1 (Billiat 13')

SuperSport United: Williams; Nhlapo (Khumalo 60'), Kekana, Daniels, Bhasera, Ntshangase, Mokoena (Webber 80'), Modiba, Evans (Lebese 85'), Macuphu, Grobler.

Kaizer Chiefs: Bvuma; Mphahlele, Moleko, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya (Hadebe 64'), Katsande, Maluleka, Ngcobo (Zulu 76'), Billiat, Parker, Castro (Moon 82')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MBOMBELA STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
28. Mxolisi Macuphu (2') 11. Khama Billiat (14')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
44
Defender
4
Defender
4
Defender
20
Defender
18
Defender
83'
14
2
Defender
50'
60'
18
Defender
47'
64'
36
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
2'
63'
28
Midfielder
14'
11
0
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
80'
28
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
85'
19
Forward/Striker
76'
37
SUBSTITUTIONS
Bongani Khumalo
Defender
60'
3
Teenage Hadebe
Defender
64'
20
Jamie Webber
Midfielder
80'
38
Philani Zulu
Defender
76'
22
George Lebese
Midfielder
85'
17
CARDS
Siyabonga Nhlapo
Defender
50'
18
Siphosakhe Ntiyantiya
Defender
47'
36
Mxolisi Macuphu
Midfielder
63'
28
Onismor Bhasera
Defender
83'
14
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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