Baroka and Kaizer Chiefs couldn’t be separated as it ended in a 1-1 draw in their DStv Premiership catch-up game at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
Chiefs remain 9th with the result but move within a point of 8th-placed TS Galaxy. Baroka move up one spot to 11th.
Baroka 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Chiefs looked to have a penalty in the 10th minute when Samir Nukorvic was brought down by Vusi Sibiya, but the referee waved play on. It looked the wrong decision, and replays showed the Baroka captain had made contact with the Chiefs striker.
Richard Mbulu had a chance on the other end in the 21st minute but his header went high and wide.
While both teams threatened in a physical first half, chances at goal were rare in the opening 45, and at the break it remained goalless.
Lebogang Manyama opened the scoring in the 58th minute, the 30-year-old played a one-two with Khama Billiat before dribbling into the box, and rounding Oscarine Masuluke, before putting the ball into the back of the net.
Three minutes later Gerald Phiri Jr went close from a set piece for Baroka, but his shot was just over Itumeleng Khune’s goal.
In the 68th minute Manyama set up Parker, but his first time attempt from just outside the area went wide.
Khune made a good save in the 75th minute to deny Tshediso Patjie from a free kick.
Baroka were level in the 81st minute, as Evidence Makgopa scored his sixth of the season, a neat finish to beat Khune, after being the first to get onto the end of a deflected cross from Joslin Kamatuka.
Erick Mathoho headed over in stoppage time as Chiefs pushed for a winner.
But it wasn’t to come, though Billiat went close just before full-time, but Masuluke pulled off a good save to deny him.