Cape Town - Pressure
is building on Gordon Igesund as SuperSport slumped to their third successive
Absa Premiership defeat, going down 3-1 to Platinum Stars at the Lucas Moripe
Stadium on Saturday.
was a happy return for Cavin Johnson, with goals from Sibusiso Msomi,
Bonginkosi Ntuli and Robert Ng'ambi helping Dikwena leapfrog Bidvest Wits and
into top spot on the log standings.
Brockie scored what proved to be a mere consolation for the hosts, who could
end the weekend in the relegation zone if AmaTuks and Jomo Cosmos win on
almost got off to the ideal start as a floated free-kick from the left flank
found Eleazer Rodgers, who rose highest only to see his header fly wide in the
opening minute of the clash.
pair of Ntuli and Rodgers was proving to be a handful for the SuperSport
defence with the latter again over powering Clayton Daniels only to see his
effort wide of goal in the 22nd minute.
and Ntuli continued to cause havoc with the pair linking up well inside the
area to set-up Ng'ambi, who would've felt disappointed in himself for failing
to hit the target with an acrobatic shot six minutes later.
then saw his shot from inside the area straight at Ronwen Williams before Ntuli
missed a gilt-edged chance with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Wome almost made the burly forward pay for his mistake soon after, but Mbongeni
Mzimela was up to the task to see the sides enter the break deadlocked at
opening goal finally came in the 53rd minute, Msomi's shot from a tight angle
flying past Williams via the inside of the post.
went from bad to worse for hosts as Ntuli doubled Dikwena's lead seven minutes
later. The on-loan Sundowns striker weaved his way past a few static defenders
before providing a cool finish.
pulled a goal back through Brockie from an acute angle in the 68th minute only
for Ng'ambi to restore Stars lead following poor defending by
a few nervy moments in the final exchanges, Stars held on for a memorable