SuperSport United slip up against Polokwane City

SuperSport United slip up against Polokwane City
Edgar Manaka of Polokwane City challenged by Teboho Mokoena of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Supersport United and Polokwane City at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville South Africa on 23 January 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018. 21:38

Polokwane City drew 1-1 with SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday night.

As a result, Matsatsantsa and Rise and Shine remain 11th and 12th respectively on the league standings.

Both teams created clear-cut chances in the opening stages of the game and it should have been 1-1 within the first 20 minutes of the match.

SuperSport goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse produced a fine low save to deny Polokwane striker Rodney Ramagalela from a one-on-one situation 10 minutes into the game.

At the other end, SuperSport winger Aubrey Modiba failed to beat Polokwane shot-stopper George Chigova from a one-on-one situation in the 18th minute.

However, the home side did break the deadlock 12 minutes later when Morgan Gould headed home Dean Furman’s free-kick to make it 1-0 to SuperSport.

It should have been 2-0 to SuperSport in the 40th minute, but Zimbabwe international Chigova pulled off a double save to deny his countryman Kingston Nkhatha.

SuperSport were leading 1-0 at half-time following a lively first half in the capital city of South Africa, Pretoria.

The hosts had a chance to double their lead nine minutes into the second half, but Thuso Phala unleashed a tame shot which was easily saved by Chigova.

Polokwane were then awarded a free-kick in a promising area in the 68th minute and Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali stepped up and unleashed a powerful shot which was blocked by the SuperSport wall.

The visitors did grab a late equalizing goal through Puleng Tlolane scored in stoppage time and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

SuperSport (1) 1 (Gould 30')
Polokwane (0) 1 (Tlolane 90+5')

SuperSport: Pieterse, Kekana, Daniels, Gould, Boateng, Furman, Letsholonyane, Phala, Modiba (Farmer 88'), Mokoena, Nkhatha (Smith 84').

Polokwane: Chigova, Semenya, Ravhuhali, Maponyane, Mbonani, Seabi, Ramagalela, Manaka (Mngomezulu 65'), Ndou (Chungwa 17’), Maluleke, Tlolane.

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