Chippa edge Stars in basement battle

Chippa edge Stars in basement battle
Kurt Lentjies, Captain of Chippa United, during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Chippa United and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 8 August 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Feb 09, 2019. 20:36

Chippa United beat Free State 2-0 in an Absa Premiership relegation battle at Goble Park in Bethlehem on Sunday evening.

Victory moves the Chilli Boys up to 13th place on the log standings, three points clear of Ea Lla Koto who sit a mere two points above bottom placed Maritzburg United.

Rhulani Manzini and Kurt Lentjies found the back of the net for the Eastern Cape club who recorded their first away win of the league season. The result also extended their unbeaten run against Stars to seven matches.

Chippa opened the scoring in the 28th minute through Manzini who fired home from the penalty spot as the visitors took a narrow lead into the break.

Stars improved following the interval, but struggled to create any real chances before Lentjies doubled Chippa's lead in the 86th minute to secure all three points for the Chilli Boys.

Free State Stars (0) 0

Chippa United (1) 2 (R.Manzini 28' Lentjies 86')

Free State Stars: Sangare; Masehe, Mahamutsa, Mathumo, Mbhele, Mokhuoane (Masina 46'), Mobbie, Tchilimbou, Kizza, Dlamini (Makhaula 46'), Katsvairo (Jantjie 73').

Chippa United: Mzimela, Nsabiyumva, Macheke, Mayambela (Rakhale 65'), Shitolo, Gamildien (Mbenyane 61'), Tlolane, Komane, Malepe, Lentjies, R.Manzini (Makobela 70').

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