Local News 27.8.2016 05:04 pm

Chippa advance to semi-final

James Okwuosa of Chippa United. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

James Okwuosa of Chippa United. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Chippa United reached the semifinals of the MTN8 on their competition debut after ousting Platinum Stars 2-0 in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Goals in either half from Rhulani Manzini and Menzi Masuku capped a brilliant away victory for Dan Malesela and his players.

‎Striker Manzini continued his hot form as he capitalised on a defensive error from Isaac Nhlapo and the goalkeeper Kagiso Mlambo to hand the Chilli Boys the lead.

The away team dominated possession and made it difficult for Platinum Stars to create chances.

Robert Ng’ambi had an effort in the 25th minute after he linked up with Ndumiso Mabena but James Okwuosa managed to get a block in.

Manzini continued to be a menace to the Stars defence and 10 minutes before the break, Buyani Sali and Thembinkosi Lorch were both involved in a well-worked move that afforded Manzini a shot at goal but Mlambo did well to keep it out. ‎

The home team came out of the break a different team. They enjoyed the lion share of the possession but Chippa were resolute in defence.

In the 75th minute, Cavin Johnson’s men almost found a route back into the contest with a good move down the left flank. Mabena’s first time ball was met by Ng’ambi but he scuffed his effort.‎

The Chilli Boys then doubled their advantage with a swift counter attack.

Masuku was on hand to tap home a brilliant square ball from Lorch and put the game out of Stars’ reach.





FS Stars 0-2 Chiefs
Arrows 1-1 SuperSport Utd
Baroka 1-4 Chippa Utd
Highlands 1-1 CT City


Arrows vs Chippa Utd
FS Stars vs Maritzburg Utd
P Stars vs Celtic
Chiefs vs Ajax CT

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Kaizer Chiefs 5 10
2 Arrows 5 10
3 Orlando Pirates 4 8
4 Cape Town City 5 8
5 Polokwane City 5 8
6 Chippa United 3 7
7 Bidvest Wits 3 7
8 SuperSport United 5 6
9 Platinum Stars 4 5
10 Highlands Park 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 5 4
12 Baroka FC 5 4
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 5 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1