Port Elizabeth - Chippa United upset Orlando Pirates 2-0 in
an Absa Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday night.
The victory saw Chippa jump above the Buccaneers in the
league table into sixth place with 42 points, only two points behind fifth
placed Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Pirates dropped behind Chippa into seventh place with 40
points and are in danger of dropping outside the top eight if they lose on the
last day of the league season.
Chippa were the better side in both halves and deserved the
Joseph Molangoane opened the scoring for the home side in
the 29th minute with a clinical strike from just inside the box after a mistake
in defence by Pirates afforded him the chance, 1-0.
Pirates should have levelled matters ten minutes later when
Ntsikelelo Nyauza played Sifiso Myeni through on goal, but the latter shot wide
with the goal at his mercy.
The home side doubled their lead on the hour mark when
Molangoane turned provider after playing Buyani Sali into space inside the box
and he made no mistake with just the ‘keeper to beat, 2-0.
Pirates pushed for some consolation in the last half hour,
but the Chippa defence stood firm as they picked up their 12th win of the