Cape Town - Despite netting first
through Richard Matloga's penalty, Baroka failed to bag a win as they drew
1-1 against Golden Arrows in their Absa Premiership tie at the New Peter
Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors found the back of
the net in the second stanza through Danny Phiri to get a point.
In the wake of the draw, the
Durban-based side now occupy fifth spot with 20 points from 14 league
Both sides finished the game
with 10 men, with Percyval Nkabinde and Clifton Miheso receiving their marching
Both sides started the match
with a high intensity as they chased an early goal, but they failed to
penetrate each other in the opening 10 minutes.
Towards the 20th minute,
Munetsi tried a long range shot to beat Arrows goalkeeper, Nkosingiphile
Gumede, but his attempt went wide, right of the target.
Two minutes later, Miheso
committed a foul in the box on Richard Matloga and the referee pointed to the
spot; which Matloga duly converted handing the hosts the lead in the 23rd
Despite getting a goal,
Bakgaga were dealt a huge blow when Nkabinde received his second booking and
was sent off for an early shower in 27th minute.
However, with three minutes to
the interval, Miheso was also shown his marching orders after a foul on
It was 1-0 at half-time in the
Upon their return from the
tunnel, Abafana Bes'thende pushed in numbers in search of an equaliser and
Andile Fikizolo's shot went wide - failing to beat Oscarine Masuluke in
the 51st minute.
With 14 minutes remaining on
the clock, Clinton Larsen's men pulled level through Phiri who latched onto
Wayde Jooste's cross with a right footed finish.
The last seven minutes of the
match saw substitute Kudakwashe Mahachi also going for a shot at goal, but the
Zimbabwean missed the target.
The draw takes Kgoloko
Thobejane's side to 14th spot with 12 points from 14 rounds of league matches.
Masuluke; Mapetho, Zikalala, Shaku, Motshegwa
(Aucho 70'), Mothupa, Munetsi, Rithabile (Mahachi 30'), Makgaka, Nkabinde,
Gumede; Phiri, Mzava, Miheso, Dube (Sibiya 46'),
Jooste, Mngwengwe, Fikizolo (Mahachi 63'), Sibeko, Bilankulu, Lamola (Ntanga