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Charles Mopeli
18/04/2012 15:00

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Black Leopards fight back for a 2-2 draw with Free State Stars

Posted: 18 April 2012 Time: 16:59

Black Leopards fought back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw away to Free State Stars on Wednesday afternoon.

Ea Lla Koto went two up thanks to Kennedy Mweene and Zakari Morou, but late strikes from Mongezi Bobe and Itumeleng Duiker claimed a valuable point in Ladoda Duvha's quest to avoid relegation.

Leopards would have taken an early lead were it not for a fine save from Mweene, who turned Nkosiyabo Xakane’s second-minute shot round his post for a corner kick.

Five minutes later Mweene was in action at the other end of the field, converting a penalty after Vincent Mabusela's handball.

Stars should have extended their lead in the 37th minute, but Mzikayise Mashaba pulled his effort wide of goal, with only Thabang Maluleke to beat.

Five minutes later Mabusela almost redeemed himself for giving away the penalty, forcing another good save from Mweene, who was undoubtedly the best player of the first half.

Stars threatened to extend their advantage early in the second half through near-misses by Mashaba and Enva Wiltwer, while Leopards shuffled their pack with the introduction of striker David Zulu off the sub's bench eight minutes after the restart.

But it was a Stars substitute who made an impact first, as Zakari Morou made it 2-0 to the hosts on 69 minutes, turning home a low cross from Katlego Mashego.

Leopards pulled one back through Bobe, who fired a low shot beyond the reach of Mweene to make it 2-1, and pushed hard for an equalising goal in the dying minutes.

The Limpopo side finally breached the Stars defence deep in injury time, when Duiker fired home after good set-up play by Raymond Monama on the left.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:23 pm
Well done Black leopard
Anonymous
posted: 05:42 pm
Black leopards brought Steve Kompela to mother earth
Anonymous
posted: 05:52 pm
Lidoda duvha is not going anywhere.
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 pm
it's 4 leopards 4 de draw,as long as dey don't loose points
Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
leopard will fight until the end of the season and they not going anywhere
Anonymous
posted: 06:54 pm
Since the inception of a new coach, Leopards has shown a lot of character, determination and fighting spirit until the fat lady sings. Good result indeed and well done to Leopards. Swalllows will C da ghost am counting minutes! Once and alwys.......since 1937. Up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 07:12 pm
B.Loepards showing big fight all the way.
Anonymous
posted: 08:09 pm
We keep givin goals away in da 1st 10 minutes. Concetrate guys and PSL status remain ourz. Bad luck 2 Santos & Jomo.
Anonymous
posted: 08:51 pm
Pirates vs Swallows: It should hav been 4-0 to Pirates in the 1st 20 minutes. Mighty Bucs in control but denied by the post 3 tyms.
Kaya Ra ti champs(ORLANDO)
posted: 11:31 am
well done Leopards u r staying in the top flight, santos is going that is what u get for beating pirates like that
Man-God
posted: 11:41 am
well done, well done guys i'm so proud

Sekgoka eka Hovheni
Anonymous
posted: 07:39 pm
leopards i a kona nga maanda i do dzula kha psl
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