Kgaswane's Superb Brace Ends Baroka's Five-Game Winless Run
Absa Premiership Report: Baroka v Cape Town City 27 February 2018
Teams: Baroka FC 2-0 Cape Town City
Date: 27 January 2018
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
Baroka FC ended their five-game winless run in the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 victory over Cape Town City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Benni McCarthy’s charges should have been ahead in the second minute after Judas Moseamedi went clear on goal, but his looped shot came off the upright and was comfortably cleared away.
in the 19th minute, Lyle Lakay was unlucky to see his goal-bound shot deflected inside the box after having a lot of space to pick his spot.
Mpho Kgaswane eventually broke the deadlock for the home side in the 35th, working a brilliant training-ground free-kick to split open the wall and rifle his shot past the unexpectant Shu-aib Walters.
The Citizens struggled with their finishing for most of the half and went into the break trailing 1-0 to Bakgaga.
City saw more of the ball in the first 10 minutes of the second stanza but could not create clear-cut chances.
Kgaswane nearly got his second goal for Bakgaga in the 65th minute with a grass-cutting shot from outside the area that sailed narrowly wide of Walters' upright.
Shane Roberts was introduced for City in the 79th minute and almost restored parity immediately, but he failed to hit the target from 12-yards out with only Dlamini to beat.
McCarthy then brought on Ebrahim Seedat with five minutes remaining and the pacy full-back carved out an opening straight away when he crossed for Judas Moseamedi, who failed to direct his header on target.
However, the Limpopo side sealed the win in the 89th minute when Kgaswane bagged his second goal with a superb left-footed strike from 25-yards out following a blistering counter-attack.
Here's how they lined up:
Baroka: 33. Dlamini, 15. Mothupa, 7. Chawapiwa (Mapheto 90+2'), 24. Banda, 2. Kgoetyane, 23. Kgaswane, 8. Mdantshane, 4. Madubanya, 29. Mohwatseleng, 12. Motupa (Sodi 81'). 17. Ngalande (Mosele 65').
Subs: 16. Vries, 25. Sodi, 28. Makgaga, 18. Mapheto, 14. Mosele, 26. Rethabile, 13. Sidumo.
City: 1. Walters, 2. Mkhize, 3. Mngonyama, 16. Johannes, 5. Edmilson, 19. Putsche, 26. Nodada, 21. Ralani (Masina 70'), 30. Martin (Roberts 79'), 7. Lakay (Seedat 86'), 9. Moseamedi.
Subs: 15. Stephens, 6. Seedat, 27. Gumede, 13. Modise, 29. Roberts, 24. Masina, 14. Nana.
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