United got off to a flying start when Amajimbos hero Khanyiso Mayo showed his class once more when the striker opened the scoring for the home side as early as the first minute of the match, and then doubled their lead two minutes later.
The thrilling start to the match did not end there, as Ea Le Koto pulled one back in the eighth minute through Andile Snyman, but Shadrack Kobedi restored the two-goal lead for Chippa in the 10th minute.
Stars refused to drop their heads and were rewarded when Jackson Maphate reduced the Chilli Boys’ lead in the 28th minute to make it 3-2, and that’s how it remained going into the half-time break.
It did not take long for Chippa to continue where they left off in the first stanza, as William Twala added his to the scoresheet in the 52nd minute to once again double their lead.
Free State Stars were then subdued when Siyabonga Dabula made it 5-2 to the home side, and the visitors were shattered when substitute Somila Ntsundwana put the final nail in the coffin two minutes from time.
A goal-fest at the Gelvandale Stadium in Port Elizabeth saw Chippa United come out 6-2 winners, to register their first three points in Group B, while Free State Stars suffered their second defeat of the campaign.
Chippa United: Goldman, Wiltwer, Damons, Motloung, Snyman, Dabula, Twala, Mayo, Mahola, Mgedezi, Mayo.
Free State Stars: Mponyana, Mobbie, Khan, Rakoti, Mbujana, Magudi, Maya, Maphathe, Kobedi, Miya, Masana.