Augustine Kwem (TEAMtalk)
Augustine Kwem’s first-half of intention proved the adaptation as Chippa United battled to a 1-0 purchase over fellow stragglers Baroka at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.
The major half of became once an motion-packed affair and began at a excessive tempo and every groups got right here flying out of the initiating traps.
Baroka’s Nhlanhla Mgaga got the ball rolling as he let flit from out of doors the sphere in the fourth minute, even supposing goalkeeper Veli Mothwa snapped up the shot with relative ease.
Two minutes later Chippa lodged their first shot on intention, Baroka keeper Elvis Chipezeze known as into motion to protect out Xolani Maholo’s shot from a precise perspective.
However it became once Baroka who claimed the lead merely one minute later, Nigerian forward Kwem latching onto an incredible via ball from Diamond Thopola before inserting a shot in the bottom-right nook.
Maholo tried his luck with along-range effort in the 16th minute that flew huge of the left-hand submit, whereas on the opposite end of the pitch, Proof Makgopa headed over the bar after rising to meet Mgaga’s inswinging free-kick.
Baroka grew stronger as the match progressed, nonetheless, and created a handful of precise probabilities to blueprint stage as the major half of drew to a shut.
Mozambican Manuel Kambala became once denied by Mothwa in the 40th minute and again in hurt time, merely moments after team-mate Thamsanqa Masiya became once also thwarted by the gloveman.
Bakgakga picked up the set they left off after the damage as they went in the hunt for an equaliser, and they also managed to construct the Chippa defence below heaps of strain early in the half of.
Chippa managed to outlive the early onslaught, though, as Mothwa did properly to disclaim photos from Richard Mbulu, Mgaga, Gerald Phiri and Goodman Mosele.
The Chilli Boys indirectly mustered a response in the 75th minute nonetheless it got right here to nothing as Athini Jodwana’s shot from out of doors the sphere became once saved in the centre of intention by Chipezeze.
Baroka saved plugging away in the last stretch however efforts from Lungelo Nguse and Phiri didn’t search out the ticket, whereas Mosele noticed three late efforts denied by the spectacular Mothwa.
Chippa had a huge likelihood of their very absorb deep in hurt time, nonetheless, as Malepe compelled a set from Chipezeze after unleashing a shot from the left side of the sphere.
Finally, Chippa with regards to held on to dispute a extraordinarily well-known three facets in their quest to lead clear of an impending relegation scrap, with Baroka last merely one level clear of the tumble zone.
– TEAMtalk media