Lebogang Manyama of Cape Town City goes past Makhehleni Makhaula of Free State Stars during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Cape Town City and Free State Stars at Cape Town Stadium on 5 May 2017 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Friday May 05, 2017. 22:06
Free State Stars suffered a 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
The win sees the Citizens climb to the second spot on the league standings, while Ea Lla Koto remain 14th on the table.
Both teams created chances in the early stages of the match - attacking each other without fear, with the first 20 minutes full of goalmouth action.
However, City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters and his counterpart, Thela Ngobeni did well to ensure that the game remained goalless with some good saves.
The Citizens and Ea Lla Koto continued to create more goalscoring opportunities towards the half-time break, but they could not keep them on target.
The score was 0-0 during the half-time break following an action-packed first-half in the city of Cape Town.
However, the deadlock was finally broken 17 minutes after the restart after the Citizens' early pressure in the second-half paid off.
It was Judas Moseamedi, who put his name on the scoresheet with a lovely header which beat Ngobeni hands down to make it 1-0 to City.
Stars midfielder Thabo Maphakisa tried to level matters for his side with a shot from range a few minutes later, but Walters made a comfortable save.
Although, both teams launched attacks in the closing stages of the game, they could not score and ultimately, City emerged 1-0 winners at home.
CT City (0) 1 (Moseamedi 62')
FS Stars (0) 0
CT City: Walters, Johannes, Dove (Seedat 78'), Kobola, Mokeke, Ngoma, Nodada, Putsche, Koapeng (Jayiya 57'), Manyama, Mosemaedi.
FS Stars: Ngobeni, Mbhele, Teyise, Mashego, Maphakisa, Makhaula, Mahamutsa, Vilakazi, Masehe (Potsane 80'), Sekotlong, Dlamini.