Chippa United overcome AmaZulu


Jabulani Ncobeni

Chippa United defeated AmaZulu FC 2-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

As a result, the Chilli Boys move to seventh place on the league table, while Usuthu remain 13th on the standings.

The hosts dominated the match in the early stages of the counter with Jabulani Ncobeni looking lively.

It should have been 1-0 to AmaZulu when Sduduzo Dlamini’s effort beat Chippa goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, but the woodwork came to the visitors’ rescue.

The visitors did threaten, but Usuthu goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro came off his line to get the ball, before Chippa striker Mxolisi Macuphu could pounce.

Ncobeni continued to terrorize the Chilli Boys defence and his delightful cross found Ovidy Karuru, who missed the target from close range with a header.

Chippa had a glorious opportunity to take the lead a few minutes before half-time following a good move by Teboho Moloi’s charges.

However, Murambadoro pulled off a fine low save to deny Kurt Lentjies to ensure that the first-half ended with AmaZulu and Chippa locked at 0-0.

It took only seven minutes for the Chilli Boys to open the scoring in the second-half when Linda Mntambo scored with a long-range effort to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Cavin Johnson, the Usuthu head coach, reacted by introducing Mhlengi Cele, who has scored three league goals this season.

However, the visitors doubled their lead through debutant Mntambo and this time the midfielder scored from close range to make it 2-0 to Chippa in the 63rd minute.

AmaZulu pushed forward in numbers as they looked to pull one back, but Cele was brilliantly denied by Chippa keeper Brighton Mhlongo in the closing stages of the game.

The match ended 2-0 in favour of Chippa in the end with AmaZulu left to rue their missed chances on the day.

AmaZulu (0)

Chippa (0) 2 (Mntambo 52′, 63′)

AmaZulu: Murambadoro, Sikhakhane, Mabiliso, Gumede M, Nyongo, Ncube, Morton (Khenyeza 71′), Dlamini S (Ramphele 66′), Ncobeni, Karuru, Manzini (Cele 55′).

Chippa: Mhlongo, Modisane, Mako, Konqobe, Okwuosa, Mabaso, Mntambo, Lenjties (Mdlinzo 57′), Mbokoma, Mahola (Rakhale 60′), Macuphu (Mashego 75′).

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2 comments on “Chippa United overcome AmaZulu
  1. Themba says:

    Rhulani is not suited to all the games. It baffles me why we do not try Sduduzo Dlamini in some of the dead ball situation the team gets.

    Rhulani is one dimensional strike for other games not teams like Chips.

    Can we please collect points in our next game.

  2. Nhlanhla Mpondi says:

    Dear Coach this response its directed to you. My disappointment is how the team I have supported when I was young and I still love the team. I love your philosophy of coaching and I am not calling for your head to be chopped by I just want to give you my analysis of how Amazulu has been relegated last season and others. My problem is your chopping and changing of goal keepers. The team both Energy and his uneeretical from Witbank Aces where he failed he relegated the team. My advise look at the number of games we won after he took over the position and it seems you are following the trend protect your coaching record use your young keeprs they are better. Lastly if you use few local plyers in your team you will be relegated check the record of the club hidtory never lied.
    Lastly you can see the trend now that teams are beefing their techical team with calbre of personal same as coaches look at Sundows, Chippa, Chiefs. If I were you I will find a perdon like Dan Malesela than unknown assistance. Hunt and Pisto knows this howdidi the succed as SS United the late Thomas Madigage was the brain behing . Lastly football is a team sport good luck in your journey to Baroka.
    thank you

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