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Platinum Stars beat Free State Stars 3-0 in MTN8

Posted: 10 August 2013 Time: 14:44

Platinum Stars cruised into the MTN8 semifinals after a 3-0 demolition of an out-of-sorts Free State Stars outfit at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Dikwena dominated throughout and scored their goals through Benson Mhlongo, Siphelele Mthembu and Mogakolodi Ngele.

In front of a handful of fans, it was the home side who had the first chance when Lindokuhle Mbatha cut in from the right and fired a 30-yard drive at goal. It beat goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng, but not the crossbar.

On 13 minutes Ea Lla Koto had a similar chance for Paulus Masehe, but his shot flashed inches wide of the upright.

Twelve minutes later it was Dikwena who found the back of the net – and Steve Komphela will tear his remaining hair out at the nature of the goal. Not only did Mhlongo rise unmarked from the corner, but there was also no defender on the post as the ball tamely bounced in.

Five minutes before the break the hosts almost had a second when Mthembu’s shot deflected off a defender and onto the upright.

The Free Staters had their first shot on target in first half injury-time when Siyabonga Mpontshane palmed a long-range shot over the bar, and it was to get worse for them after the break.

Robert Ng’ambi squandered a great chance shortly after the restart when he blasted over unmarked from inside the box, but there was to be no denying Dikwena a second goal on 74 minutes.

Again the defence was non-existent as Mthembu rose unchallenged to head home a floated free-kick.

And six minutes later the handful of home fans had a third goal to cheer – and it was a beauty! From a tight angle, Ngele caught the goalkeeper off-guard with a perfect curling free-kick into the top corner.

Ng’ambi came within inches of adding a fourth in injury time, but by that time the job had been done and Allan Freese could celebrate his first victory as Dikwena coach.

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 03:03 pm
are they playing behind closed doors?
posted: 03:08 pm
Editor wa pala yong
Lady Goldilight
posted: 03:20 pm
Where's Nomandela?
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 03:33 pm
I wont be suprised to see Nomandela at Chiefs before this transfer window closes,bench for the second time,or he is still nursing the injury that made him miss COSAFA?
Desmond Guwela Mongwe
posted: 03:56 pm
Lady Goldilight

posted: 03:20 pm

Where's Nomandela?

im also askin maself the same quiz, he's overated...
Desmond Guwela Mongwe
posted: 03:58 pm
Queen 2the Chiefs

posted: 03:33 pm | Report

I wont be suprised to see Nomandela at Chiefs before this transfer window closes,bench for the second time,or he is still nursing the injury that made him miss COSAFA?

nah he is available, he was at TNL on thursday, myb he's on his way out of the club.
posted: 05:03 pm
what a goal by Ngele. FSS where not in the game.
posted: 05:17 pm
How on earth do you put your star player (Nomandela) on the bench? komphela, one of the so called good coach in SA but in my opinion I think he is overated .
Bruno Marley aka Barly Robino
posted: 05:17 pm
I'm still repeating it without fear and favour, the semi finals are Wits, Platinum Stars, SuperSport and Amatuks. Then, the final is between SuperSport and Platinum Stars. The winner of the MT8 2013 is Platinum Stars. I'm still going to say it even after 22:00 tonight. Ka Bo Yellow is me.
posted: 05:21 pm
No the final will be Sundowns v Black Leopards.
Lady Goldilight
posted: 05:23 pm
@Bruno Marley

What if Chiefs win? Huh?
kaizer xi
posted: 05:30 pm
Nomandela came in for Venter. Can't url guys c

I wish to c what can happen if Platinum can meet SuperSport in this whooop!

Nys goal by Ngele wow
This season no prediction as we said in Zulu (indoda idla iythukuthuku zayo)

Remember I'm KHOSI
IbringIt/2012/13 Champ!!!
posted: 05:32 pm
Yho ke thupa feela,or jwang Feelo???
Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:34 pm
Wits vs Celtics = 3-0
P.Stars vs FSS = 3-0
Chiefs vs Amatuks = 3-0
Pirates vs SS united =3-0
posted: 05:51 pm
Stuart Baxter is OVERATED
posted: 06:00 pm

posted: 03:03 pm | Report

are they playing behind closed doors?

all psl matchies are played behind closed doors my friend....
posted: 06:03 pm
no matter how good the goals were/are...no matter how entertaining the game was...it still remains a rubbish league to me....not even 4000 fans at the stadium...who was there to witness?

psl will forever be a joke
posted: 06:08 pm
I repeat....theres no real exciting eye catching talent in this league...to me its amongst the worst in the world...to make matters worse is that there haven't been a full house attendance in any of the games played so far. if wits cant even fill bidvest stadium (approx. 5000 capacity) then how are orlando pirates (Ramadan specialist) gonna fill orlando to half capacity?
posted: 06:16 pm
I wonder what is the English Man Kompela is saying now? Anybody heard Clinton said yesterday I they still blaming the refrees even now I just wonder I think the answe to PSL is we will be fired before the end of September
posted: 06:21 pm
@Ludz did you go to the stadium if not then keep your mouth shut nobody is going to fill it for you the first step must be taken by you and me
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