Chippa edge closer to promotion
Posted: 4 April 2014 Time: 22:25
Chippa United moved 10 points clear at the top of the First Division standings after a 1-0 win against Black Leopards at Phillip Stadium on Friday night.
Siyabulela Shai scored the only goal of the match early on, though Lidoda Duvha were not without their chances.
Chippa had the first opportunity in the fifth minutes when Leopards failed to clear a corner, resulting in Djunga Munganga almost putting the ball into his on net.
Shortly afterwards the visitors’ Rendani Ndou forced a good save from Sean Roberts.
However, it was Chippa who took the lead when Leopards keeper Jacob Makhosi failed to hang onto Doctor Mapura’s long-range shot, allowing Shai to score from the rebound.
Andile Mbenyane then had a chance to double the lead from a corner, but his header went wide.
Leopards played a lot better in the second half, but were unable to break down the Chippa defence and had to resort to long-range shots which Roberts had no problems dealing with.
George Akpabio had a great chance to make it 2-0 late on when he had a clear chance on goal but Mokhasi tipped his shot over the bar.
So Chippa are well clear of the chasing pack, while Leopards remain in second place, though both Baroka FC and Jomo Cosmos can overtake them this weekend.