Cape Town - Mduduzi
Nyanda scored the only goal of the match as Platinum Stars defeated Jomo Cosmos
in the Absa Premiership at Moruleng Stadium on Sunday.
result sees Dikwena extend their unbeaten run to six matches, while Ezenkosi
have now lost eight successive away league matches. The teams remain in their
respective log positions of fifth and 14th.
claimed the lead in the ninth minute with their first notable attack: Solomon
Mathe set up Nyanda, who beat Sherwyn Naicker with a right-footed
effort to put the home side into the ascendancy.
looked for a quick reply through Charlton Mashumba, who had a couple of shots
on target within the next 10 minutes, but on both occasions Stars goalkeeper
Mbongeni Mzimela was well placed to make a save.
remainder of the half saw the teams effectively cancel each other out, with few
chances at either end to alter the score line.
The start of the second half
brought a change from each side, with Stars bringing on Robert Ng’ambi to give
them more fluency in attack, while Cosmos introduced Conrad Madolo for similar
visitors had the first chances of the second stanza, with Linda Mntambo
shooting wide in the 52nd minute, while Mxolisi Machupu was denied
by Mzimela a short while later.
On 75 minutes Mzimela was in action again,
keeping out an effort from Frederick Nsabiyumva as Cosmos continued to press
for an equaliser.
it was not to be for Jomo Sono’s side, who will next be in action on February 27
when they host SuperSport United, while Stars are away to Golden Arrows the