Absa Premiership

Dikwena come from behind to beat Chippa

2017-03-03 23:25
Robert Ng'ambi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars came from behind to beat Chippa United 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Friday night.

The victory sees Dikwena move up to ninth spot on the league table, while the Chilli Boys slip down to 10th on the standings.

Lerato Manzini and Rhulani Manzini, who had started upfront for the Chilli Boys, were hoping to continue their good scoring form for their side.

That's what Lerato Manzini did 19 minutes into game when he beat Stars goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela with a good finish to make it 1-0 to Chippa.

Sibusiso Msomi had a chance to equalise for Stars in the 25th minute, but Chippa keeper Daniel Akpeyi pulled off a decent save to deny the former.

The Nigerian shot-stopper was also alert nine minutes later to gather Stars attacking midfielder Robert Ng'ambi's well-taken cross.

Akpeyi and the Chilli Boys defence stood firm at the back in the remaining minutes of the first half and Chippa were leading 1-0 during the halftime break.

Stars continued to launch attacks in search of the equalising goal in the second half with Ng'ambi forcing Akpeyi into a save in the 56th minute.

However, the goal-minder was finally beaten a minute later when Siyabonga Zulu set up Ng'ambi, who hit the back of the net to make it 1-1.

The home side were now oozing with confidence when pushing forward and in the 63rd minute, Gerald Phiri saw his attempt saved by Akpeyi.

With 13 minutes left on the clock, Chippa coach Dan Malesela introduced attacking midfielder Tshwarelo Bereng as the away side searched for a late winner.

However, it was Benson Shilongo who snatched the winning goal for Stars in the 88th minute with a scorcher and the home side held on to win 2-1 on the night.

Read more on:    chippa united  |  platinum stars  |  psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:30
Friday, 20 December 2019
Wits v Cape Town City, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 21 December 2019
Highlands Park v Golden Arrows, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards, Orlando Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Stellenbosch, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.