Result: Polokwane City 1-1 SuperSport United
Date: 21 December 2013
Venue: Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Polokwane City and SuperSport United drew 1-1 on Saturday afternoon in an ABSA Premiership match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Mor Diouf gave SuperSport the lead in the first-half, while Esau Kanyenda grabbed the equaliser for Polokwane City in the second-half.
Supersport move up to fifth position ahead of Amazulu on goal difference, while Polokwane remain in 11th spot.
In the opening minute Polokwane City pushed forward and Mothusi Gopane tried a shot from just outside the box, but it missed wide to the left.
SuperSport made it 1-0 from a George Maluleka corner in the 12th minute, when Mor Diouf scored from close range, after Mame Niang had headed it across the goal from the far post.
In the 17th minute Esau Kanyenda tried to volley in an equaliser for City, but the ball flew straight at Rowen Fernandez.
In the 21st minute Kurt Lentjies tried a shot from just inside the area, but Modiri Marumo was able to make a save.
Two minutes later Niang tried directly from a free kick, but his shot went straight to Marumo who held on.
In the 31st minute Gopane tried a direct shot from a free kick, but it went straight to Fernandez who blocked the shot before gathering at the second attempt.
Kanyenda had a great chance for City to draw level in the 37th minute, but his volley from just inside the box went high and wide.
Thabo Rakhale tried a shot from just outside the box in the 41st minute, but his effort was skied and flew high over the goal.
A minute later Prince Nxumalo had a chance for SuperSport, but his shot from a tight angle was parried away by Marumo.
Niang had a chance to grab SuperSport’s second in the 44th minute, but his headed effort went straight at Marumo, and at half-time it remained 1-0 to the visitors.
Sibusiso Khumalo tried a long range shot in the 49th minute but his shot went high and wide to the right.
In the 52nd minute Galabgwe Moyana had an attempt from a free kick, but his shot hit the wall and deflected out.
A minute later he had another chance after some good play by Rakhale in the build-up, but Moyana’s shot lacked power and was easily saved by Fernandez.
Rakhale tried a long range shot in the 56th minute but Fernandez got down well to parry it out for a corner.
In the 57th minute Nxumalo had an attempt from just outside the box, but it never troubled Marumo, and went out wide to the left.
Polokwane City made it 1-1 in the 65th minute when Kanyenda climbed well to head in a Gopane cross, reaching the ball before Fernandez could get there to punch it.
In the 75th minute Marumo was forced to make a good one-handed diving save as Jabu Maluleke threatened to give SuperSport the lead with a good free kick attempt.
In the 79th minute Maluleka tried to shoot from just inside the box, but his shot went across the goal and wide to the right.
In the dying minutes Moyana had a chance when he shot from outside the area, but his shot flew over.
This is how they started:
Polokwane City: Modiri Marumo, Tlou Molekwane, Vukile Mngqibisa, Thapelo Tshilo, Vusi Mthimkulu, Kabelo Lichaba, Galabgwe Moyana, Mothusi Gopane, Thabo Rakhale, Esau Kanyenda, Puleng Tlolane
SuperSport United: Rowen Fernandez, Thabo Moloi, Mor Diouf, Edwin Gyimah, Sibusiso Khumalo, Enocent Mkhabela, George Maluleka, Kurt Lentjies, Jabu Maluleke, Prince Nxumalo, Mame Niang