SuperSport Close Gap At The Top
SuperSport United beat Cape Town City 2-1, while Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United drew 1-1 on Saturday in the DStv Premiership.
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Chippa United
Ten man Celtic held on for a 1-1 draw with Chippa at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Celtic were awarded a penalty in the 9th minute when Lucky Baloyi was fouled by Mduduzi Sibeko in the box. Victor Letsoalo stepped up to take it and sent Ayanda Mtshali the wrong way to make it 1-0.
Celtic were reduced to ten men shortly before the break, when Tshepo Rikhotso was shown a straight red card for a bad foul on Anthony Laffor. Celtic were a man down, but a goal up at halftime.
Despite being down to ten men, the home side missed chances to increase their lead, before Chippa were finally level in the 73rd minute when Bienvenu Eva Nga drilled in Riaan Hanamub’s cross.
SuperSport United 2-1 Cape Town City
SuperSport took their chances at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on Saturday, as they beat City 2-1.
Gamphani Lungu put SuperSport into the lead in the 23rd minute, after being set up well by Evans Rusike, who cut the ball back for the Zambian who poked it home.
Two minutes into the second half Surprise Ralani found the equaliser, beating Ronwen Williams at the near post with a good strike from the edge of the area.
Williams had to make a save two minutes later to deny Ralani getting another.
Taariq Fielies made a goal-line clearance to deny Bradley Grobler in the 75th minute, with Peter Leeuwenburgh well beaten by Grobler’s header.
However in the 80th minute, Thamsanqa Gabuza did find the net, heading over an approaching Leeuwenburgh. Gabuza did however look fractionally offside, but it wasn’t picked up by the officials.
Williams was called into action denying Tashreeq Morris on two occasions, in the 82nd and 85th minutes minutes.
Williams was at it again in stoppage time, denying Taariq Fielies.
SuperSport will take this, Kaitano Tembo’s first win over City. City will wonder how they came away with nothing from this game.