Register Login Live

CAF Confederation Cup

Phala Rescues A Point For SuperSport

CAF Confederation Cup

Result: SuperSport United 2-2 Horoya 

Date: 12 May 2017

Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium

SuperSport United began their CAF Confederation Cup group stage campaign with a 2-2 draw against Guinea outfit Horoya on Friday evening.

Stuart Baxter's charges enjoyed an encouraging start with Fagrie Lakay causing a few problems with his pace in the opening 10 minutes.

Horoya started gaining momentum after 20 minutes and enjoyed a lot of the possession in the middle of the park, although chances were hard to come by.

The visitors eventually went on to break the deadlock in the 33rd minute when Jean Francios Ebele rose above Mario Booysen to head home from close range after the SuperSport defence failed to deal with a long throw-in.

However, Horoya's joy only lasted five minutes as Keagan Ritchie drew SuperSport level with a superb free-kick from 25-yards out.

The sides went into the break with the score locked at 1-1.

The visitors restored their lead five minutes after the break when Sebe Baffour fired home an effort from distance.

SuperSport pushed for a way back into the encounter with the likes of Grant Kekana and Aubrey Modiba going close just before the 60-minute mark.

Baxter then opted for a change after 64 minutes when Modiba made way for Thuso Phala as they pushed for an equaliser.

With time running out, Jeremy Brockie was introduced with 15 minutes remaining, and it was his dummy that allowed Phala to run through on goal and slot into the bottom corner in the 82nd minute.

SuperSport pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages and they went close through Phala, who volleyed wide of the upright from close range, as the sides earned a share of the spoils.

Here's how they lined up:

SuperSport: Pule, Kekana, Mashamaite, Booysen, Ritchie, Furman, Letsholonyane, Morton, Masango (Brockie 73'), Modiba (Phala 64'), Lakay (Mokoena 85').

 

Starting XI: SuperSport v Horoya

12 May 2017: In Case You Missed It

Chippa Coach: Highlands Park Won’t Give It Away Without A Fight

102 comments

Top 5

Mohomi: I Wasted Two To Three Years At Sundowns

105 Nov 19, 2020 12:10 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

6 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Downs’ Intentions Known To Resurgent AmaZulu

19 Nov 19, 2020 08:35 AM in PSL

Players Who Were Caught Age-Cheating

27 Nov 17, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Chiefs Defender Leads List Of Suspensions

5 Nov 19, 2020 01:58 PM in PSL

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Katsande Buying Meat In His Chiefs Gear Goes Viral

20 Nov 20, 2020 01:30 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

9 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

Another African Billionaire Eyes Arsenal Takeover

6 Nov 20, 2020 10:35 AM in English Premier League

In Pictures: Pitso Rallies His Troops Ahead Of Crunch Week

13 Nov 19, 2020 11:14 AM in Players Abroad

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Why Thibedi Has Not Gone Back To Chiefs

16 Nov 19, 2020 12:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Pirates V SSU – It Will Be A High-Scoring Affair

12 Nov 19, 2020 02:44 PM in Orlando Pirates