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Mbesuma Steers Highlands Out Of The Relegation Zone

Absa Premiership Report: Highlands Park v Chippa United 12 May 2017

By Soccer Laduma - May 12, 2017 10:38 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Highlands Park 1-0 Chippa United

Date: 12 May 2017

Venue: Makhulong Stadium

Highlands Park moved off the foot of the Absa Premiership table, after Collins Mbesuma's second-half penalty secured a 1-0 win over Chippa United.

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It was the home side who got off to the better start with Peter Shalulile and Brandon Theron causing problems down the flanks.

Chippa were quite content to sit back and soak up the pressure with the hope of catching Highlands on the counter.

That's exactly what happened when Lerato Manzini had a good chance to put Chippa ahead after 19 minute following a swift counter, but he volleyed wide of the upright from close range.

Highlands continued to dominate and they should have gone ahead midway through the first half but Mbesuma somehow headed wide from six-yards out.

Marlon Heugh then came to Highlands' rescue just before the break as he produced a superb save to keep out Andile Mbenyane's long range effort.

After a quiet start to the second stanza, the home side opted for a change after 54 minutes as Seun Ledwaba replaced veteran midfielder Surprise Moriri.

The substitution paid off for the home side when Ledwaba won a penalty after being brought down by Justice Chabalala in the 63rd minute. Mbesuma stepped up and blasted home the spot-kick, 1-0.

With Chippa chasing the game, former Kaizer Chiefs forward David Zulu replaced Phetolo Sekome in the 75th minute.

The Chilli Boys piled on the pressure in the closing stages of the second half, while Highlands sat deep in their own half.

However, the Lions of the North managed to hold out till the final whistle to claim victory, which sees them move up to 14th, while Chippa drop to 15th spot.

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Here's how they lined up:

Highlands: 1. Heugh, 14. Mvala, 33. Sibande, 45. Oluwafemi, 19. Nlapho, 2. Theron, 22. Ngalo, 8. Moriri (Ledwaba 54'), 12. Thabotha, 38. Shalulile,  9. Mbesuma.

Chippa: 1. Akpeyi, 7. Mako, 24. Thopola, 13. Chabalala, 17. Mvelase, 5. Wambi, 15, Zuke, 12. Sekome (Zulu 75'), 10. Mbenyane (C), 38. Mncube, 19. R. Manzini. 

 


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sicknote Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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sicknote May 14, 2017 01:44 PM
Very sad,chippa create his own style of play.thy were slowly getting supporters not in Eastern cape but to other provinces.sad indeed for the people of Mdantsane,PE and those surrounding areas,Bafana Bafana as well they gt a massive support,chippa pave them the way .Let's hope thy will b able to comeback.
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Try18 May 14, 2017 09:09 AM
Mbesuma is back
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Mr_Down May 14, 2017 07:37 AM
Chippa and Baroka deserves to go to NFD. and H.Park gonna survive the drop when they beat the useless Baroka team
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Mr mankayi May 14, 2017 06:50 AM
Eish chipa I lost my five points now
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kc-inferno May 13, 2017 11:59 PM
Lol.. chippa
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mabilika, May 13, 2017 09:54 PM
xse
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atlijozi May 13, 2017 04:55 PM
Hehehe dlala Matofotofo..
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shares_sheleni May 13, 2017 02:36 PM
Chippa though how did things get here?? It would be sad if they got relegated.
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Mzi4Pool May 13, 2017 02:10 PM
Well done Highlands warriors
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sicknote May 13, 2017 01:41 PM
Its good to see young business people in football because the Era of Kaizer and khoza etc will come to an end.Chippa as a brand let's hope he will regroup if relegated en come -up with a different approach.
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hoxani May 13, 2017 12:50 PM
This football wil kil you"quote thobejane
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zz2 May 13, 2017 12:20 PM
Dr khoza destryd baroka and chippa
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Lurh yernder May 13, 2017 12:03 PM
@setlaboswana That is Baroka ..thy aimed to score 2 goals against chiefs of Wich thy succeeded ..Thy did not aim for win ..that kind of team will not succeed.. thy must go back and come stronger in future
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Lurh yernder May 13, 2017 11:54 AM
@indidane but the Cupless zebras & Rats have Beaten them this season ..and cupfull Dunu has failed in in both home and away encounters..
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indidane May 13, 2017 11:39 AM
@Lurh yernder , Sundowns has Never Lost to Chippa ... But u cnt say the same with useless Cupless Zebras & Rats ..
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john_mosoeu May 13, 2017 11:28 AM
@Tumza086 thanx for correction sir.I just used rough estimation looking at the last team which is Baroka and its possible maximum points.If you try to be smart again please clean your house first next time.
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chiefs is useless May 13, 2017 11:27 AM
Nxa chippa must just go they fired my coach Dan dance
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mzolisto May 13, 2017 11:12 AM
Who should go to the #NFD if the best candidate for this category try to avoid the axe?? Football is a cruel sport. They occupied the last spot for a better part of the season if not the whole of it and now is this?? Haikhona
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setlaboswana May 13, 2017 11:10 AM
I am just waiting for the Wits vs Polokwane City game. By all account this is the only difficult fixture for Wits. They are expected to walk over fau in their last fixture of the season.
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