Chippa United got their second win of the Dstv Premiership season after defeating Baroka FC 1-0 on Saturday evening.
Teams: Baroka 0-1 Chippa United
Date: 20 November 2021
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
The Chilli Boys had a new but familiar face on the touchline as Kurt Lentjies was put in charge of the team on temporary basis after Gavin Hunt was suspended by the club.
Both teams were desperate to get back their campaign back on track, as Chippa lasted a triumph on the opening day of the season while Baroka failed to win their last five encounters.
Lentjies re-called Maloisane Mokhele to the midfield while Bafana Bafana striker Evidence Makgopa recovered from injury to lead the line for Baroka.
Even With a new man at the helm, the Chilli Boys were unable to put an end to their scoring woes in the first half after having failed score in their last five encounters.
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Bakgaka did managed to carve out a couple chances in the opening 45 minutes, with Sekela Sithole firing wide from close range after combining with Makgopa.
Coach Thoka Matsimela opted for a couple changes in the second half as Dan Ndhlovu and Bennet Bobethe made way for Thamsanqa Masiya and Nhlanhla Mgaga for the final 35 minutes of the half.
Lentjies responded with a change of his own after introducing former Baroka striker Jemondre Dickens for Eva Nga Bienvenu.
However, the Chilli Boys finally ended their goal drought in the 75th minute courtesy of a strike from Mogakolodi Ngele, who opened his account for the season and ultimately secured the their second win of the season.
Here's how they started:
Baroka: 30. Masuluke, 2. Mphahlele, 7. Mokhabi, 33. Farmer. 8. Goldstone, 11. Sithole, 19. Chauke, 18. Shozi, Ndhlovu, 29. Bobete, 27. Makgopa.
Subs: 1. Chipezeze, 4. Seema, 5. Makume, 9. Mbulu, 12. Mgaga, 17. Kambala, 21. Masiya, 25. Kamatuka, 28. Monama.
Chippa: 16. Mtshali, 4. Hanamub, 5. Pietersen, 10. Mokhele, 11. Ngele, 14. Mkhize, 20. Mdlinzo, 24, Zulu, 28. Lebitso, 29. Mthethwa, 9. Eva Nga.
Subs: 1. Kazapua, 6. Seabi, 8. Maloisane, 12. Matrose, 17. Sekotlong, 22. Dickens, 23. September, 26, Sangare, 32. De Kock.