SuperSport brush Chippa aside


SuperSport United returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Chippa United in an Absa Premiership clash on Friday evening.

SuperSport gave a debut to Ugandan Moses Waiswa while Siyabonga Nhlapo replaced Grant Kakana after an injury in the warm-up.

Matsatsantsa had a perfect chance to go ahead inside ten minutes when a cut-back from Luke Fleurs found Gabuza, who saw his snap effort parried by Veli Mothwa.

Chippa grew in leaps and bounds thereafter and amidst a few scares, the better chances went to SuperSport with Waiswa closing-in with a threatening free-kick on the area after 28 minutes.

Ten minutes later, the teferee showed no hesitation to award the hosts a penalty after Sandile Mthethwa handled Ghampani Lungu’s shot, leaving Bradley Grobler to tuck home for the game's opening goal.

Chippa’s first big chance forced SuperSport shot-stopper Ronwen Williams to a finger-tip save off a pin-point header from Augustine Kwem following a cross from William Twala shortly after the break.

Thamsanqa Gabuza, returning to the line-up, should’ve given SuperSport a second nine minutes later but he headed straight at Mothwa following Lungu’s delivery.

Gabuza instead turned provider to Grobler on 64 minutes with a ball across the area which the latter received before wrong-footing Mothwa with a low finish to the near cornert to complete his brace.

Fleurs then beat Mothwa to a looping ball in the area following 74 minutes to head home SuperSport's third and his first top flight goal.

Fleurs then gave away a penalty in added time after handling in the area, but the Chilli Boys failed to profit as Williams denied Boikanyo Komane to give Matsatsantsa an impressive victory.


SuperSport: Williams, Bhasera, Daniels, Fleurs, Kekana, Mokoena, Mbule, Waiswa, Lungu, Gabuza, Grobler

Subs: Pule, Ditlhokwe, Nhlapo, Khumalo, Donn, Mayo, Qalinge

Chippa: Mothwa, Damons, Moyo, Malepe, Mthethwa, Maphangule, Mahola, Maziya, Rakhale, Twala, Kwem

Subs: Mazibuko, Maphanga, Nsabiyumva, Sekotlong, Lebitso, Komane, Lentjies