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11
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14
34
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9
3
6
3
30
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7
8
3
6
29
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8
4
6
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5
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CT City Reclaim Second Spot

Absa Premiership Report: Platinum Stars v Cape Town City 06 January 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 06, 2018 10:08 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Platinum Stars 0-1 Cape Town City
 
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
 
Date: 6 January 2018
 
Cape Town City moved to within one point of Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, after defeating Platinum Stars 1-0 at the  Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
 
 
Benni McCarthy's charges dominated the encounter from the onset, but they were unable to break down the Stars defence.
 
The Citizens managed to carve out their first chance after 22 minutes, when Lyle Lakay picked out Nana Akosah-Bempah, who fired over the crossbar from close range.
 
Dikwena, meanwhile, looked threatening in glimpses, but they were let down by their decision-making in the final third.
 
That proved to be the trend for both sides for the rest of the half as they went into the break scoreless.
 
10 minutes into the second half, City went agonisinly close to breaking the deadlock, when Thamsanqa Mkhize rattled the woodwork.
 
Stars had a chance of their own in the 65th minute, when Vuyo Mere's free-kick found Robert Ng'ambi, who headed inches wide of the upright.
 
With 20 minutes remaining Roger de Sa introduced Manti Mekoa for Dikwena debut as he replaced Lehlogonolo Masalesa.
 
City eventually broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute courtesy of a strike from Roland Putsche, 0-1.
 
Dikwena pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages, but City managed to see off the late surge from the hosts to secure three points.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Stars: 35. Visser, 4. Mwedihanga, 21. Zulu, 23. Mnguni, 5. Sithole, 2. Mere, 15. Msomi, 12. Masalesa, 22. Ng'ambi, Senne, 17. Ntuli.
 
City: 32. Stephens, 2. Mkhize, 16. Johannes, 12. Fielies, 5. Edmilson, 19. Putsche, 26. Nodada, 13. Modise, 7. Lakay, 24. Masina, 14. Nana.


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Good for the winners
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Realydoctor10 Jan 07, 2018 09:53 AM
Bennie is lucky I hope his team will survived without Majoro
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Mghatsane Jan 07, 2018 09:23 AM
That's the best they can do. The league belongs to Sir Pitso
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BucsEternally Jan 07, 2018 08:26 AM
Well Done Future Bucs Coach,haters Were Quick To Judge!
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setlaboswana Jan 07, 2018 06:18 AM
Congratulations to City and Benni.
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Congratulations to City and Benni.
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MR E Jan 07, 2018 05:53 AM
Benny is still doing a good job at city, well done
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zolotov Jan 07, 2018 05:33 AM
Benni tried to tell us years ago that Roger and Tinkler are useless and you chose to ignore him
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Welldone benni
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Welldone my home team citizen
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blackmeteor Jan 06, 2018 10:21 PM
Mooi Benni, and team............Putsche impressive
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Munangwangwa Jan 06, 2018 10:18 PM
Well done benni
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rise up Jan 06, 2018 10:14 PM
platinum stars next season 2 nfd
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useless platinum
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K....
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Ngambi cost me
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Telele Jan 06, 2018 10:01 PM
Sometimes I wonder if Bongi Ntuli knows that there are other players on the field who are wearing the same jersey as his.
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zolotov Jan 06, 2018 09:15 PM
yo Roger and Benni someone must keep an eye on those two
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queenlathifa Jan 06, 2018 07:35 PM
Win city

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