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Polokwane City vs Black Leopards

Posted: 1 June 2014 Time: 15:46

Polokwane City will play in the Absa Premiership next season after a 2-1 win against Black Leopards in the final promotion play-off match at Giyani Stadium.

However, Lidoda Duvha will wonder just how they failed to come out on top after dominating most of the game and hitting the woodwork four times, while visiting goalkeeper Modiri Marumo produced a number of breathtaking saves.

Leopards will kick themselves for a poor start in which Sipho Jembula headed home a free-kick after just two minutes.

The hosts looked to hit back straight away as Orlando Pirates target Edgar Manaka came close shortly afterwards, but on 27 minutes Boebie Solomons’ team were 2-0 up when Vukile Mngqibisa netted from the spot following a foul on Jembula.

Still, Lidoda Duvha kept pushing as Modiri Marumo saved Mumumi Abubakar’s point-blank header, before Kenneth Owuso’s attempt beat the goalie, but came back off the woodwork.

Leopards came out after the break even more attacking, but luck just wasn’t on their side.

They hit the woodwork three times in 14 minutes through Meschack Maphangule and Abubakar before finally finding the back of the net in the 79th minute when Siphelele Ntshangase fired a low shot past Marumo.

Leopards’ hopes were further boosted five minutes later when Sandile Sibande was shown a second yellow, but Marumo produced two more good saves in the dying seconds as Polokwane held on for a second season in the top-flight.


Polokwane City: Marumo, Molekwane, Mnqibisa, Motsiane, Moyana, Sibande, Nzimande, Maluleke, Jembula, Mashia, Mncwango. Subs: Mdluli, Mthimkulu, Lichaba, Tloane, Rakhale 

Black Leopards: Mokhasi, Munyai, Mabotsa, Mungangwa, Owusu, Manaka, Abubakar, Maphangule, Ntshangase, Matlakala, Ndou. Subs: Visser, Nyirenda, Mhamha, Sibeko, Sangweni, Madimba, Mkize

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-06-01 14:29:21

I don't see Leopards scoring here

New age blogger
posted: 2014-06-01 14:38:21

Would've prefered Leopards to be promoted.....City plays shit

legs of thunder
posted: 2014-06-01 15:03:10

hate those playoffs,psl must relegate two teams automatıcally 15 and 16 fınısh and klaar and take one and two from the NFD to promotıon.

We are destroyıng our league brand by gıvıng teams whıch are number 15 ın the psl log to play playoff.

Up the bucs, number one team emzantsı.

posted: 2014-06-01 15:13:10

Well come back Polokwane City.

posted: 2014-06-01 15:21:44

A better team won. This rubbish of passing the ball around does not work. Pirates won nothing under the very same papic. Direct football is the answer. Ask sir Baxter, Hunt, pitso and VV

posted: 2014-06-01 15:30:31

This is unfair to First Div teams.

posted: 2014-06-01 15:31:40

Hardluck Blk Leopard!

posted: 2014-06-01 15:33:16

they must just give us Manaka and donate the rest of the players to cash trapped fc called chiefs

posted: 2014-06-01 15:36:20

There was muthi there everyone could see, leopard hit the cross bar and upright several times hhey muthi came with polokwane city, let play fair game stop using muthi, sorry leopard next time.

posted: 2014-06-01 15:44:22

Some bad news for mapopona FC and loan FC

posted: 2014-06-01 15:48:33

My money was on Black Leopards......They play the prettiest football I've ever watched for an NFD team........

posted: 2014-06-01 16:08:18

This is just a nonsensical play-off....lets have 18-TEAM PSL and then relegate two and promote two....get away with this unfair crap  known as play-offs

posted: 2014-06-01 16:12:22

Temosho1 Why do you have to always associate Chiefs with any thing baba?...or are you using only your buttocks to think objectively without any hatred...instead of your brain?...but only if you had one.........Chiefs has got nothing to do with this article let alone the promotional play-offs

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-06-01 16:26:24


Bad news for Clowns and Rats.

Jembula shocks Pirates

posted: 2014-06-01 16:31:18

katsande scores for Zimbabwe in a 2 all draw against Tanzania. #via khosi

posted: 2014-06-01 16:31:58

SisterP what is a better team, tht crap you hv been playing the wole season..parking the bus..??

posted: 2014-06-01 17:03:20

Strauss He scored but they are out, Zim is just as useless as Bafana. No joy here

Chincha Guluva
posted: 2014-06-01 17:04:43

Thyninho  They have got a coach who believes in that type of football, remember how the rats used to play that type of football (& win sweet bokorol, kekekekekekeke) 

posted: 2014-06-01 17:10:52

That fluke win of Polokwane City defeating both League and Nedbank Champions will never happen again in our life time...next season City will donate 12 points to both teams with avalanche of goals

posted: 2014-06-01 17:14:08

Who is in the PSL now?

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