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18/05/2013 15:00

Chippa beat AmaZulu to enter play-offs

Posted: 18 May 2013 Time: 17:10

Chippa United fought back to beat AmaZulu 2-1 and will now have to face the promotion/relegation play-offs to secure their top-flight status.

Usuthu took an early lead through Bongani Ndulula, but Brent Carelse came off the bench to secure maximum points for his side, scoring twice with penalties.

The hosts opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Ndulula bundled the ball into the back of the net from close-range, blocking an attempted clearance from Issa Sarr after Mbulelo Mabizela had initially lost the ball.

Chippa threatened from a set-piece on 17 minutes with Tshepo Tomanyane picking out Mabizela inside the box, but the defender headed over the crossbar.

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The Chilli Boys leveled matters three minutes after the break as Carelse scored with a penalty after William Twala had been fouled in the box by Philani Cele.

Usuthu then had two good chances midway through the second half, but Andile Khumalo was denied by a decent save from Tasrique Goldman in the 60th minute, before the same player flashed an effort wide four minutes later.

And it was the away side who eventually stole maximum points in the 75th minute with Carelse converting another spot-kick after Goodman Dlamini was adjudged to have fouled Mkhanyiseli Siwahla.

AmaZulu finish the season in 12th place with 32 points, while Chippa remain in 15th place with 28 points.

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