Goalkeeping errors dominate Tuesday's DStv Premiership action

Goalkeeping errors dominate Tuesday's DStv Premiership action
Rashid Watenga of Chippa United takes the ball watched by Ananias Gebhardt of Baroka and Sandile Mthethwa of Chippa United during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Chippa United and Baroka at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 20 April 2021 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Apr 20, 2021. 19:41

Goalkeeping errors dominated Tuesday’s 2020-21 DStv Premiership action.

Both Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic’s shot-stoppers made costly errors in Gqeberha and Bloemfontein respectively.

In the day’s first match, Baroka FC beat Chippa 1-0 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Victory, a first in six matches, moved Bakgaga up to eighth on the league standings while defeat for the Chilli Boys extended their winless run to 10 matches and left the Nedbank Cup finalists in 15th spot and two points from safety.

Ugandan goalkeeper Rashid Watenga was at fault for Baroka’s goal with the Chilli Boys gloves-man directing a pass straight at Goodman Mosele who made no mistake with an open net at his mercy.

Later on, Bloemfontein Celtic came from behind to hold Swallows FC to a 1-1 draw at Dr Molemela Stadium.

The result leaves Celtic in 11th spot on the league standings but moved them level on 25 points with Kaizer Chiefs. Swallows, who played to a league-high 13th draw of the season, remain in fifth place.

Siwelele shot-stopper Sipho Chaine passed the ball straight at Kgaogelo Sekgota who controlled the miscued effort before firing home on the half-volley to open the scoring for the Dube Birds in the Free State province.

But unlike Watenga, Chaine’s blooper didn’t prove as costly with Celtic able to conjure a point through a first league goal from Neo Maema. The midfielder’s low shot deflected off Wandisile Letlabika and past Virgil Vries who was completely wrong-footed by the touch.

The action will resume on Wednesday with four matches scheduled for the day.

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