Cape Town - Katlego Mashego and Lerato Manzini were on target as Chippa
United earned a 2-0 victory over Highlands Park at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on
Chippa United dominated the first stanza and deservedly went
ahead through Katlego Mashego's free kick in the 26th minute. He nearly made it
2-0 not long after but Tapuwa Kapini made a good save.
Lerato Manzini finished the game off for Chippa when he
finished off from Paseka Mako's cross in the 73rd minute.
The Chilli Boys were in control as they dominated play at
the Sisa Dukashe Stadium. They nearly hit the front early when Zamuxolo Ngalo
brought down Thamsanqa Sangweni. Yet, his fifth minute free kick smashed
against the post with Tapuwa Kapini beaten.
It was virtually one way traffic and eventually Mashego gave
Chippa some reward for their dominance. After being brought down by Ngalo, he
smashed in a free kick from around 30 yards which seemed to take a deflection
off the wall in the 26th minute.
He nearly made it 2-0 from another set piece when Mothobi
Mvala fouled Thembinkosi Lorch, and the striker forced Kapini into a good save
from a similar distance. The Zimbabwe international dived full length across
his goal to deflect the strike away from the top corner.
After the interval, the Lions of the North did force a save
from Daniel Akpeyi when Mvala hit a powerful shot from beyond 40 yards which
gave the goalkeeper some work to do although he wasn't troubled.
Gordon Igesund's men were having more possession with
Surprise Moriri prominent, however, clear chances were few and far between.
From some occasional deliveries into the box, Akpeyi had no problem in dealing
with the danger.
It was over as a contest in the 73rd minute when Paseka Mako
broke into the box and pulled it back for Lerato Manzini to finish.