Debutant Mntambo Fires Chippa To Victory
Absa Premiership Report: AmaZulu v Chippa United, 7 January 2018
Result: AmaZulu 0-2 Chippa United
Date: 07 January 2018
Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium
A brace from debutant Linda Mntambo handed Chippa United a 2-0 win over AmaZulu in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The home side started positively and came close to opening the scoring in the 15th minute when Siduduzo Dlamini saw his ling range effort came off the woodwork.
Chippa’s first real scoring opportunity only came in the 35th minute when some smart play by Zaphaniah Mbokoma saw creat space for himself on the edge of the box, but his shot went inches wide of the target.
Kurt Lentjies should really have given Chippa the lead when he broke through on goal three minutes before the break, but he was denied in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Chippa continued to press forward after the break and were rewarded for their efforts seven minutes into the half when Mntambo fired a thunderous long range effort into the corner of the net, 1-0.
Ten minutes later Chippa doubled their lead with Mntambo’s second goal when some swift interplay saw him into the area where he finished with aplomb to make it 2-0.
AmaZulu tried to find their way back into the match after that, but they were unable to break through a well-organised Chippa defence who start 2018 with an impressive win.
Here is how the lined-up:
AmaZulu: 1. Murambadoro, 24. Sikhakhane, 29. Mabiliso, 17. Gumede, 27. Nyongo, 6. Ncube, 4. Morton (2. Khenyeza 71’), 12. S Dlamini (7. Ramphele 66’), 8. Ncobeni, 23. Karuru, 16. Manzini (9. Cele 55’).
Chippa: 29. Mhlongo, 22. Modisane, 7. Mako, 5. Konqobe, 2. Okwuosa, 27. Mabaso, 23. Mntambo, 32. Lenjties (20. Mdlinzo 57’), 26. Mbokoma, 33. Mahola (25. Rakhale 60’), 30. Macuphu (43. Mashego 75’).