Platinum Stars
  • Robert Ng'ambi (73)
  • Lindokuhle Mbatha (86)
2 - 2
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
03/03/2013 15:30
University of Pretoria
  • (13) Bongani Zungu
  • (43) Thokozani Sekotlong

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Dikwena fight back to draw with AmaTuks

Platinum Stars and University of Pretoria drew 2-2 in a League encounter at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday

Posted: 3 March 2013 Time: 5:29 pm

Platinum Stars resurrected from a poor first-half where they were trailing 2-0 to claw their way into the match with four minutes left to play when they drew 2-2 with the University of Pretoria at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Bongani Zungu and Thokozani Sekotlong scored AmaTuks’ goals with fantastic long range attempts before Robert Ng’ambi and Lindokuhle Mbatha scored to give Dikwena a share of the spoils.

In the ninth minute of the match, Stars nearly conceded an embarrassing goal when Mame Niang spotted Stars keeper Siyabonga Mpontshane off his line and lobbed the ball from about 40-yards on the left side, but the ball went over the posts.

The visitors did not rest and continued to bombard the home side with long range attempts which they would take the lead from in the 14th minute.

Sekotlong held off his marker and laid the ball onto an onrushing Zungu who perfectly placed the ball into the roof of the net with his right foot from just outside the box, 1-0.

A minute later at the other end Stars should have equalised when Robert Ng’ambi fluffed a chance from six-yards out when he missed from close range with a left footed shot which went narrowly wide.

Niang tried another long range shot to test the Stars keeper in the 33rd minute, but this time the shot stopper was on his line and stopped the dipping shot which was destined for the back of the net.

Another long range attempt became fruitful for the visiting side from Pretoria in the 43rd minute.

After a Niang flick on, the ball fell into the path of Sekotlong who saw the keeper off his line and pulled a trigger with a left footed shot from 25-yards which burst into the top part of the net beyond a bamboozled Mpontshane in the Stars goals, 2-0.

With 20 minutes remaining in the match Stars should have equalised when Benson Mhlongo missed an opportunity inside the box when his shot just went just high and wide of goals with AmaTuks keeper Washington Arubi stranded.

But Stars would get their first goal in the 73rd minute when AmaTuks keeper Arubi came off his line to punch away the ball, but it landed in the path of Thuso Phala who lobbed the ball over the defence and found Ng’ambi who headed home from close beyond the keeper who was making his way back to his line, 2-1.

With four minutes left to play a quality goal from Mbatha sealed the equaliser for Stars to confirm what simply was a game of two halves.

The substitute cut inside from the left wing and beat his marker before unleashing a cracker that curled into the back of the net to make the score 2-2 in the 86th minute.

HOME: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 3 Elias Ngwepe
  • 20 Benson Mhlongo
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
  • 11 Mogakolodi Ngele
    57 mins - Sibusiso Msomi
  • 13 Thuso Phala
  • 14 Tintswalo Tshabalala
    60 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 22 Robert Ng'ambi
  • 28 Solomon Mathe
    70 mins - Thabani Mthembu
  • 21 Henrico Botes

AWAY: University of Pretoria

  • 36 Washington Arubi
  • 2 Siyabonga Shoyisa
  • 6 Warren Bishop
  • 15 Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • 22 Charly Moussono-Moussono
    88 mins - Thabo Mosadi
  • 7 Thokozani Sekotlong
    77 mins - Ayanda Lubelo
  • 7 Siyabonga Ngubane
  • 13 Aubrey Ngoma
  • 24 Ronald Ketjijere
  • 34 Bongani Zungu
  • 29 Mame Niang

Previous comments on this story...

Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 05:41 pm
So dissapointed with my school, cuming from 2 up to draw,hai man,better luck next tym boys

Bongani Zungu is a gem in the making,watchout for this boy
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 06:07 pm
Bucs fight back to draw with Maluti FEC College from 4-1 to 4-4.

Hah hah, Pierats almost slaughtered 10 cows for celebrations. Nothing have changed that 4-1 is already written on history books of Nedbank Cup

K4L : let's hear
Takesure RDS
posted: 06:17 pm
I did not watch this game bcoz of Maritzburg United who is so marvel to watch not this headless chicken Thuso Phala who is regarded as a star player in our next door and Gordon Igesund
Lady Goldilight
posted: 06:26 pm
Chiefs vs Platinum Stars round 2:
Nothing but revenge.

I Rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
Papa T
posted: 06:27 pm
The wheels are threatening to come off at the teams that won Q1, 2 & 3.

WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
mr_shange
posted: 06:50 pm
the wheels are threatning to come off from teams that won Q 1 2&3****by the way those teames mentioned are not loosing their games.......oooops chiefs lost last nyt...
Miles
posted: 07:43 pm
This is football, no therefore, Stars failed to close in on pirates, I always said this is second round there are no easy games.

More upsets still coming!!!

Up the bucs.
Mthuse The Undisputed DTC
posted: 08:20 pm
Orlando Pirates will face Zambian Premier League
Champions Zanaco in the Last 16 Round of the CAF
Champions League following their victory against
Mbabane Swallows. Former Pirates striker Davies Mwape heads the
Zanaco attack. The first leg will be played in Zambia on the weekend
of March 15-17 and then the return leg in Orlando,
Soweto on the weekend of April 5-7............ We will Djabal them & haters will say they are weak! Visca Bucs! Forca Bucs!
Click! Clique Bang!!!
posted: 09:18 pm
This team deserves 2nd spot After bucs
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 10:24 pm
Draws weekend.
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 10:25 pm
Tuks my former school just happy they are in PSL nothing much.
CHIEF [Ma-Shimis@Khosi]
posted: 04:31 am
Fill in the missing words hobbos:

Plate-Ya-Nyama Drew with TUKS one of top 3 Universities in Africa
Chiefs Drew with Wits one of the top 3 Universities in Africa

Pirates were raped FOUR times by Maluti FET a fly-by-night......................................?
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:45 am
Click! Clique Bang!!!posted: 09:18 pm  |  Report
This team deserves 2nd spot After bucs

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Only if ur top stop starts at number2 after Chiefs

K4L : let's hear
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 07:14 am
Breaking News!

Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung, his business partner at Lefika Emerging Equity, Herbert Theledi and two others return to the Nelspruit Regional Court today on charges of fraud and corruption.

The men were re-arrested after the postponement of another fraud case on Friday. They are out on bail of R15 000 each.

The new charges added to Bobby Motaung, Herbert Theledi, Chris Grib emanates from the year 2006, when they allegedly collaborated to appoint construction giant Basil Reed to build the Mbombela stadium. The charges involve the loss of R 920 million.

Motoung, Theledi and Grib are also accused of appointing a second bid evaluation committee with Jacob Dladla's help and without the mbombela municipal council's knowledge.

The new suspect, Michael Romanos, Grib's legal representative has been charged with misrepresenting information.

They will appear alongside former Mbombela municipal manager Jacob Dladla and Ehlanzeni's technical manager Tebogo Kubheka who are also facing charges of fraud and corruption
Skepe Mketule
posted: 07:49 am
Who is this Lindokuhle Mbatha this guy is gem
Tico MP
posted: 08:10 am
50/50
THE GOLD & BLACK GLORY
posted: 08:23 am
Queen 2the chiefs
posted: 05:41 pm | Report
So dissapointed with my school, cuming from 2 up to draw,hai man,better luck next tym boys

Bongani Zungu is a gem in the making,watchout for this boy
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Spot on...... BONGANI ZUNGU is the name. He is a good player.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 08:23 am
10 games to go, inzima lendlela inameva, thina Mabhakaniya we know how to travel it.
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