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Platinum Stars fall to Chippa United

Posted: 9 August 2014 Time: 20:13

Platinum Stars’ Absa Premiership campaign got off to a losing start on Saturday evening as they were beaten 2-0 by newly-promoted Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Fresh from an impressive away win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 last weekend, Dikwena would have been hoping to remind the Chilli Boys of just how tough PSL football can be.

Instead it was the hosts, who last appeared in the top flight in 2012/13, who were the better team and deservedly clinched three points to move – temporarily at least – to the top of the League standings.

Chippa got off to a great start and opened the scoring just nine minutes in, with captain Andile Mbenyane beating Siyabonga Mpontshane in the visitors’ goal to make it 1-0.

Less than 20 minutes later it was 2-0 to the Chilli Boys, with former Black Leopards striker David Zulu scoring his first goal for the club since his off-season move.

That Stars were off the pace of the game was evident in the fact that they had three players – Bongani Nyathi, Solomon Mathe and Rofhiwa Tshikovhi – booked by the referee within the first 30 minutes.

The second half saw Stars fight to come back into the match, but the Cape Town team – now based in Port Elizabeth – were able to hold out for a victory that coach Kosta Papic will hope sets the tone for the coming season.

Stars ended the match with 10 men after defender Tshikovhi received his second yellow card in the 89th minute and was sent for an early shower.

Chippa’s next League action sees them play away to SuperSport United on Tuesday evening, while Platinum Stars will be home to Free State Stars the following day.

HOME: Chippa United

Coach: Kosta Papic
Formation: four five one

AWAY: Platinum Stars

Coach: Allan Freese
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Pops of Pirates
posted: 2014-08-09 18:32:22

Eish...


Bobby & Steve must futsek! Tumour
posted: 2014-08-09 19:09:57

Dunusa?

SiphelelemambishSityebi
posted: 2014-08-09 19:13:26

Keep it up Chilli Boys we are behind you

Ngwende
posted: 2014-08-09 19:20:55

Weldone CHIPPA, you closed Vuyo Mere's big mouth.

sir pitso
posted: 2014-08-09 19:22:17

Dunusa nawe

sir pitso
posted: 2014-08-09 19:24:15

Where was the driver of the bus???. Kby

Bizalarikom
posted: 2014-08-09 20:24:31

I'm happy 4 Cippa United hopes u will keep up doing this for whole season

manT
posted: 2014-08-09 20:25:23

well done to Chipa. P Stars deserves to b bitten.

E3ol9-le2
posted: 2014-08-09 20:56:17

Well done Chippa!

gebhula4sure
posted: 2014-08-10 04:00:06

Ha ha ha ha Mabena iPirates izozisola that's Bullshit

Ace of London
posted: 2014-08-10 06:47:41

We sang our lungs out for the Chillie Boys and they did not disapoint..I'm still yellow though

YellowBone4u
posted: 2014-08-10 09:28:19

yadayadayada why didn't they park the bus like they did against sundowns? shapa chippa...

Dooba
posted: 2014-08-10 19:26:41

@ Editor- please be neutral and treat other clubs fairly. As unethical and unprofessional Mr Mpengesi may be, but to say Chippa top of the league is temporary is to insult the club... had it been Pierats u wudn't have said this...

Dooba
posted: 2014-08-10 19:28:34

Platinum Stars is a small team bcos they only play serious against bigger teams; the bigger the team, the better they play i.e they beat Chiefs like nobody's business

Mreiks Celtic
posted: 2014-08-11 07:45:06

They really playing a good attractive football. Good work Kostar. Did like the support at the stadium... Celtic fan Mreiks.....

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