Chippa hold SuperSport to a draw
Posted: 10 April 2016 Time: 14:12
A late first half penalty by Kingston Nkhatha denied Chippa United the full three points when they drew their Absa Premiership match 1-1 on Sunday afternoon at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
The Chilli Boys found the back of the net early in the first half through Joseph Molangoane to ensure the Chilli Boys didn’t go home empty handed.
After a slow start, Nkhatha nearly scored when goalkeeper Ayanda Masiko failed to handle the ball as it bounced off his chest, but they quickly cleared the danger.
After good interplay from the visitors in the 16th minute, Molangoane found the back of the net when he received a great cross from the right by Diamond Thopola.
Four minutes later Masiko was awake to deny Jeremy Brockie a wonderful goal as he punched the ball away for a corner.
Dan Malesela’s men wasted an opportunity to make it 2-0 when Rhulani Manzini blasted his shot over the crossbar in the 22nd minute.
Thopola unleashed a powerful shot in the 27th minute on the edge of the box, but Williams was equal to the task and saved for a corner.
Masiko saved again from Nkhatha soon afterwards, but could not deny the Zimbabwean from the spot after James Okwuosa was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area.
Thopela, Brockie and Molangoane wasted chances as the game petered out to a draw – a point which keeps Chippa and SuperSport in seventh and ninth respectively.
HOME: SuperSport United
Coach: Stuart Baxter
AWAY: Chippa United
Coach: Dan Malesela