PSL News 6.12.2017 10:15 pm

Chippa too good for Kaizer Chiefs

Mark Mayambela of Chippa United surrounded by Chiefs defenders during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. (Deryck Foster/BackpagePix)

Mark Mayambela of Chippa United surrounded by Chiefs defenders during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. (Deryck Foster/BackpagePix)

Chippa United continued their impressive league form as they beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match, at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Abel Mabaso’s right-footed finish from close range in the fifth minute, from a superb cross from Mark Mayambela, was the difference between the two sides.

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Chiefs could consider themselves unlucky midway through the first half when hard-working midfielder Hendrick Ekstein saw his strike rattle off the Chippa upright.

Second half substitute Gustavo Paez, on for Ekstein for the final third of the match, tried to find the Amakhosi magic of old but the Chiefs midfield were simply too well bottled up by their Chippa opponents.

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The damage from a Chiefs perspective could have been more severe, when Teenage Hadebe did well to clear the goal-bound shot of Katlego Mashego from the Amakhosi goalline late in the game.

The Chippa defence in front of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, held firm under severe pressure, with the experienced Mark Mayambela being a major handful for the Chiefs defence.

Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was the busier of the glovesman on the night as Chippa had the better of the possession, while Akpeyi did well to keep a clean-sheet at the other end of the park.

Chippa, now on 19 points from 13 games, have won four and drawn two of their last six league games, and will travel to the Mother City to play Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.

Chiefs, with three draws and two losses in their last five league matches, remain on 16 points now fro 13 games, and will face Platinum Stars in Rustenburg on Saturday.

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fixtures

CT City vs AmaZulu
Sundowns vs Celtic
Chippa Utd vs P City
FS Stars vs Pirates

results

Sundowns 1-0 Maritzburg Utd
FS Stars 1-0 SuperSport Utd
Arrows 0-1 Sundowns
Celtic 3-0 FS Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 12 25
2 Orlando Pirates 14 20
3 Kaizer Chiefs 14 19
4 Bloem Celtic 12 19
5 Chippa United 14 19
6 Free State Stars 14 19
7 Baroka FC 14 19
8 Cape Town City 13 18
9 Maritzburg United 13 17
10 Golden Arrows 14 17
11 SuperSport United 9 15
12 AmaZulu 12 15
13 Ajax Cape Town 13 13
14 Polokwane City 13 12
15 Platinum Stars 14 12
16 Bidvest Wits 13 11

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