Chippa relegated to NFD

2013-06-26 22:31

Cape Town - Chippa United’s hopes of staying up in the Absa Premiership next season came to an end after Mpumalanga Black Aces gained promotion following a 0-0 draw at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The result means Chippa United will have to spend next season plying their trade in the National First Division as they finish the round robin play-offs on five points.
Chippa knew that anything less than a win would end their hopes of preserving their Absa Premiership status for next season, while a draw for Aces would be enough to earn promotion.
The game got off to a positive start with the ball moving around the field with a great ebb and flow to it.
It was Chippa who made the first attempt at goal, however, when Zamaxolo Ngabo had to nip the ball away from the onrushing Petrus Ngebo.
The away side was dealt a blow as early as the 14th minute when Enrico Adolph had to come off due to injury to be replaced by Omar Hendricks.
The lack of attacking threat continued to disillusion both sides when William Twala supplied a cross-cum-shot into the box in the 22nd minute. His effort, however, fell easily into the hands of the goalkeeper Bafana Nhlapo.
Hendricks then tried his luck four minutes later with a long range free-kick which went wide of the far post, before Ngebo was left ruing his wasted chance in the 40th minute when he struck the post with a header.
Following a goalmouth scramble the ball fell kindly to Ngebo, who remarkably failed to turn his header into the back of the net as it struck the post and was cleared out of danger.
Chippa made a change from the restart by bringing on Mkhanyiseli Siwahla in place of Sindiso Nqothanani, while the substitute Welcome Qalanto had his shot saved by the goalkeeper.
Nhlapo had been Aces’ saving grace all game long and he continued to do so when he rushed off his line to pluck Siwahla’s ball in the 65th minute of play.
Chippa knew that a draw would not be good enough and Mark Harrison opted to throw in the kitchen sink by bringing on Stanton Lewis in place of their defender Vuyisile Ntombayithethi in the 75th minute.
The all attacking line-up seemed to rattle Aces and they were lucky not to have a penalty go against them in the 80th minute when Ngebo went to ground.
It was all Chippa in the remaining minutes of the game and, despite their efforts, they couldn’t find the goal that would save them from relegation.
Chippa United:
(0) 0
Mpumalanga Black Aces: (0) 0
Chippa United:
Goldman, Ntombayithethi (Lewis 75’), Gilbert, Mvalo, Okwuosa, Sarr, Mbekile (Qalanto 56’), Twala, Sindiso (Siwahla 46’), Mbenyane, Ngebo
Mpumalanga Black Aces: Nhlapo, Motaung, Adolph (Hendricks 14’), Ngalo, Rooi, Zuke, Mmuso, Mosikidi (Hills 52’), Mtsweni, Sibisi, Qalinge(Masina 77’)


  • masta.pilusa - 2013-06-26 23:23

    I would like to welcome newly promoted Mpumalang Black Aces better known as "Amazayoni" to ABSA PSL.

  • Xolani Mpungose - 2013-06-26 23:39

    Good news Mr Mpengesi thinks he knows everything.He is the disgrace to our league. I hope he will learn the lesson down there and I believe he won't be coming back soon.He thinks coaches are ball boys and he is full of unprofessionalism.

      Dennies Pterrance - 2013-06-26 23:45

      Good bye Chippa unted mybe you learn a lesson,stop chasing your coaches!!this is lesson 1.

      Chele Sipho - 2013-06-27 11:24

      That Mpengesi guy won't learn anything because of his stubornness. I saw it coming the day he fired Mnqithi for loosing 0-1 to Sundowns. First game of the leage. Gone and hopefully forgoten.

  • M R Lee Masoka - 2013-06-27 00:04

    To Mr Mpengesi,I'm sure now you have learnt that PSL is nothing like vodacom league or NFD.If I were you...the first thing id hv done when after gaining promotion to psl would be to call Khoza or Kaiser and ask them what does it take to stay in the Absa premiership.Now mr know-it-all go back to NFD and learn the importance of stability in a team,I just hope you don't sink back to vodacom league again.Good luck at the lion's den.

  • cmpofana - 2013-06-27 00:05

    Atleast P City And B Aces will try their like again to compete with PSL heros again, gudlucky for them, and goodbye foolish Chipa

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-06-27 00:42

    His ego relegated his team,he was over ambitious and wanted everyone to feel he has arrived,pity he didnt know he was slowly digging his grave with a needle,let him go,his absence wont be missed in the PSL

  • Luqmaan Abrahams - 2013-06-27 01:13

    things is not looking good for cape town soccer

  • Mduduzi Ngwenya - 2013-06-27 01:56

    bon voyage to you and your shows that a fool, his over ambition equals one big party.once you learn to respect the coaches plans the psl will be your oyster.mxm.fool.

  • Odwa Thaphuko - 2013-06-27 06:48

    2bad for us, w'll only get2 c Pirates whn thy visit Ajax

  • Mawande Ngani - 2013-06-27 06:49

    Hard luck chippa try again

  • Poloko Pique Mphatsoe - 2013-06-27 07:13

    mr Mpengesi and Chief Tidiela.they are the same when we come to their philosophy about soccer.they run their team like spaza shop.good bye.CHIPPA.LEOPARDS. WELCOM.P.CITY.AMAZAYONI

  • Poloko Pique Mphatsoe - 2013-06-27 07:14

    mr Mpengesi and Chief Tidiela.they are the same when we come to their philosophy about soccer.they run their team like spaza shop.good bye.CHIPPA.LEOPARDS. WELCOM.P.CITY.AMAZAYONI

  • jonas.mbedzi - 2013-06-27 07:22


  • Leonard Adams - 2013-06-27 08:43

    That is what the rest of the country want no cape town teams in the psl that is why bafana bafana are so no good only pirats and chiefs players 96 African nations cup 70% players coming from cape town

  • Clint Hufkie - 2013-06-27 11:09

    Mr. Mpengesi, if you hire me on your coaching staff, i will make your players 100% fit, get them into a weight training program...i will then get a forward's coach on board, like Shaun Bartlett, finishing is a problem in the team (and most PSL teams fail to convert majority of chances in final 3rd) will be back in top flight sooner than later.

  • Bam Boo - 2013-06-27 12:44

    cape town soccer is in a bad state.

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