Polokwane too hot for Chilli Boys
Posted: 6 December 2014 Time: 23:09
Polokwane City claimed a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Chippa United in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night.
The Chilli Boys took an early lead though George Akpabio, but goals either side of half-time from Tshepo Molala and Rendani Ndou as well as a late penalty from Boban Bogere saw Rise and Shine claim the victory.
Chippa got off to a great start and opened the scoring just eight minutes into the first half. George Akpabio received the ball in the box from Andile Mbenyane and his shot hit the crossbar and bounced out before Manti Moholo tapped it in, although the linesman ruled that Akpabio's shot had crossed the line.
Polokwane reacted well to going behind and drew level in the 38th minute through Molala, whose shot was turned home by Esau Kanyenda to make it 1-1, although the goal was credited to Molala.
Rendani Ndou headed home Joseph Musonda’s cross in the 62nd minute to make it 2-1 and put the Citizens ahead for the first time in the game.
The hosts created several chances to add to their advantage but had to wait until injury time before substitute Bogere netted from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 after Siyabonga Zulu brought down Sipho Jembula in the area.
HOME: Polokwane City
Coach: Kosta Papic
Formation: four two two two
AWAY: Chippa United
Coach: Roger Sikhakhane
Formation: four five one