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Henrico Botes scored to give Platinum Stars a win over SuperSport United

Posted: 15 December 2012 Time: 10:06 pm

Henrico Botes scored to give Platinum Stars a 1-0 win over SuperSport United in a League match on Saturday night.

Dikwena are now just a point behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs at the halfway mark of the Premiership season as a second-half penalty from Henrico Botes earned them the win.

The result also gives coach Cavin Johnson’s side R1.5-million in prize-money having been the leading side in the second quarter of the League season.

It was not a match that will by any means be considered a classic, chances were few and far between, but Stars perhaps deserved their victory for the way they held the home side and inflicted just a second defeat of the league season on them.

Phala forced an excellent stop from Ronwen Williams from a free-kick, the best of the opportunities for Dikwena.

While at the other end Kermit Erasmus produced some magic in the right wing to tee-up George Maluleka, but the midfielder put his effort wide of goal.

Stars took the lead 10 minutes into the second half after September was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area. Botes made no mistake from the spot to score his sixth of the season in just his 11th start.

Mabhuti Khenyeza should have done better when he was well-placed for a shot, but put his effort into the side-netting.

That was all the home side could muster, Sameehg Doutie also seeing his header saved by Siyabonga Mpontshane in the home goal, and Stars could celebrate another famous win in what has been a magical three months or so for them.

The final matches of 2012 for these two sides will see SuperSport host Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, while Platinum Stars are at Moroka Swallows on the same evening.

HOME: SuperSport United

  • 30 Ronwen Williams
  • 5 Mor Diouf
  • 6 Davis Nkausu
  • 14 Lucas Thwala
  • 26 Thabo September
  • 10 Sameehg Doutie
  • 22 Jabulani Maluleke
  • 25 Moffat Mdluli
    58 mins - Franklin Cale
  • 25 Ashley Hartog
  • 29 Nathan Paulse
    58 mins - Sibusiso Zuma
  • 95 Kermit Erasmus
    70 mins - Mabhuti Khenyeza

AWAY: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 10 Benson Mhlongo
  • 12 Enocent Mkhabela
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
  • 31 Luvolwethu Mpeta
    71 mins - Elias Ngwepe
  • 11 Mogakolodi Ngele
    85 mins - Siphelele Mthembu
  • 21 Thuso Phala
  • 21 Lindokuhle Mbatha
    72 mins - Patrick Malokase
  • 28 Solomon Mathe
  • 9 Henrico Botes

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:16 pm
Well done to Platinum Stars for winning the Q2.....abase Orlando aba wini niks this season......
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 10:23 pm
@Phefeni boy
Dnt get this wrong son Q is not our priority
STRESSFREE IS A REAL KHOSI
posted: 10:38 pm
Hehehe they(gorrilas)dont know what they want.p/stars deserve 1,5 million full stop.Im very happy this season gorrilas are playing for nothing
Mrube25
posted: 11:38 pm
WHO CARES ABOUT A MERE 1.5 MILLION WHEN U CAN WIN 10 MILLION
Lebuso
posted: 06:06 am
Hey zebras
We don want breakdowns . We only want. The total.
Q1 + Q2+ Q3 +Q4 = Bhaka
Well done to stars. The reason they r doin so well - Mhlongo Benson factor.
I think we shud have kept hm @ bhakaland
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:15 am
And surely Mr Calvin Johnson is the winner for coach of Q2, he and his team have been absolutely outstanding...I mean 8 wins from their last 9 games is just unbelievable especially for a team like P.Stars. You guys are now genuine title contenders no doubt and this is good for our league as a whole,

DTC '37
ma-hd
posted: 07:45 am
Thanks P.Stars for winning this one. No noise in SA. You joined the mighty Amakhosi. I believe Amakhosi will grab the Q3.Nothing for DOGS nextdor. I told them that this season will be a drought.
Mgqwabeni
posted: 07:53 am
Coach of the Q2 Calvin Johnson,Player of the Q2 >>Thuso Phala,Team of Q2 Platinum Stars
unlike the pass Q1 where Benard Parker became the player of Q1 for only scoring 4 goals against Amazulu then 2 against Black Leopards then goals dried up for next 6 games claiming he is on top form even our National coach Gordon says that,but however if I asked myself when did B Parker last scored the goal>>I can't remember.Congratulation to Dikwena's for wining Q2
siphojcele@gmail.com
posted: 08:20 am
Well done to Platinum Stars! You have been a suprise package. Hope you maintain your good form in order to make this league a three horse race. Who will win the next Q? Only time will tell. Up the Bucs!
HITMAN
posted: 08:48 am
Thank u platinum stars for ensuring that PIE RATS get nothing this season!!!their win against MU was luck FACKEN scrappy win Malajila should punished the severely!!!Q3 +Q4 +league is gonna go 2 naturena!!!
I hate chiefs with a passion
posted: 08:56 am
Amatuks 1-Stock of the zoo 1 I like it when they fall they they can't talk so they make too much noise
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 09:14 am
Had Rodger Dli-Sa played a full strength team against Chippa Untd, instead of saving his good Cows for the derby...Pirates wud have won the Q2

Bt congrats to Platinum Stars, to be the best u have to beat the best, nd u dd beat Amakhosi, so u deserve the R1.5 million, SSU is very dissapointing...kodwa 2nd half of the season ku zo ba nzima kakhulu 4 all the teams!!
I hate chiefs with a passion
posted: 09:16 am
Amatuks 1-Stock of the zoo 1 I like it when they fall they they can't talk so they make too much noise
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 10:17 am
It's funny that everybody but DTC is worried by this Q-thing. Is it supposed to signify a mini victory or conquest, I simply don't understand. Some are already talking about DTC not winning anything this year, kanti is this Q-something a trophy. Anyway, we remain focused on the bigger picture, no Q-something distraction, that will become a collateral damages in time. That Q-something is meant for those that win nothing come year end not the other way round.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:49 am
Pirates is not going to win anything under Roger De Sa.....
Lebuso
posted: 09:13 am
Don know if zebras will accomplish any tttting.
They r directionless & run all over the place. Don know if they ll reach the finish line. Pls help them wit direction .
Right @ the stop, proceed to the 3rd robot & take the next left "..".................,!!!!!!!!
Haai hoa Tshoana it is pointless giving them direction, they will still run aimlessly.
Tico MP
posted: 08:52 am
SHAME TO DEM RATS
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