Result: Polokwane City 2-3 Free State Stars
Date: 19 September 2017
Venue: Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Free State Stars registered a 3-2 win over Polokwane City on Luc Eymael's return to Limpopo on Tuesday evening.
Mohammed Anas grabbed the lead for Luc Eymael's charges in the 15th minute with an easy tap in following an error from George Chigova, 0-1.
Anas found the back of the net again in the 20th minute, beating Chigova with a well struck shot from outside the box, 0-2.
Five minutes later Paulus Masehe increased the lead to 3-0 with Chigova beaten again from outside the box.
In the 35th minute, Stars were reduced to 10-man as Masehe was shown his second yellow card for dangerous play.
The match went into the halftime break with Eymael's charges running away with the game 3-0.
Walter Musona got Rise and Shine into the score-sheet in the 57th minute, making it 1-3 with a header inside the box.
After 75 minutes, Bernard Molekwa's charges were pressing to get back into the game, having a numerical advantage.
Sammy Seabi reduced the deficit to 3-2 in the 82nd minute with a header inside the box.
The hosts were camping deep inside the Stars half in the last five minutes looking for an equaliser but it was not to be as Ea Lla Koto clinched the three points.
Here's how they lined up:
Polokwane: 1. Chigova, 3. Tshehla, 4. Tshilo, 34. Hlongwane, 22. Mbonani, 21. Seabi, 18. Jacobs, 16. Mngomezulu, 8. Maluleke, 17. Ramagalela, 10. Tlolane.
Stars: 23. Sangare, 5. Masehe, 2. Mobbie, 22. Keita, 29. Phungwayo, 19. Mbhele, 50. Vilakazi, 18. Potsane, 25. Manqele, 3. Anas, 11. Jantjie.