Absa Premiership

Ea Lla Koto take a point from tough Thohoyandou trip

2018-10-28 18:42
Luc Eymael (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars recovered from a goal down to earn a 1-1 Absa Premiership draw away to Black Leopards at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday.

In what was a cagey start to proceedings in the Limpopo, the only early chance on goal came after 10 minutes, with Cesair Gandze's long range shot well wide.

As the game wore on Lidoda Duvha started to put some nice passages of play together and they took the lead on the half hour mark when Eden Nene did brilliantly to fashion space in the box before slotting past Stars keeper Badra Sangare.

Ea Lla Koto came out after the break full of purpose and after Sibusiso Hlubi's shot had been saved by King Ndlovu, Congo international Gandze put the Bethlehem-based side back on equal parity with a emphatically-taken goal just before the hour mark.

Neither side really looked like going on to snatch a winner after that, and apart a shot from Lesedi Kapinga five minutes from time, there was little goalmouth action in the closing minutes.

The draw extended Luc Eymael's team's unbeaten league run to three matches and sees them climb above Mamelodi Sundowns to fourth on the table, just five points behind leaders Bidvest Wits.

 

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Stellenbosch v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Stellenbosch, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
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