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

Maritzburg Utd vs P Stars
Baroka vs P City
Sundowns vs SuperSport Utd
CT City vs Wits

results

Sundowns 1-1 FS Stars
P Stars 0-0 SuperSport Utd
Chiefs 1-0 CT City
Arrows 1-2 Wits

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 21 39
2 Kaizer Chiefs 21 34
3 Orlando Pirates 21 33
4 Free State Stars 21 33
5 Maritzburg United 21 31
6 Cape Town City 21 31
7 Chippa United 21 27
8 Baroka FC 21 27
9 AmaZulu 21 26
10 SuperSport United 21 25
11 Bidvest Wits 21 25
12 Bloem Celtic 20 25
13 Golden Arrows 21 23
14 Polokwane City 20 22
15 Ajax Cape Town 21 21
16 Platinum Stars 21 17

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