City’s four-goal hero crushes Su­perS­port

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Thobani Mncwango scored four goals to help Polok­wane City an­ni­hi­late Su­perS­port United, while Chippa United also gained three valu­able points when they beat Golden Ar­rows 2-0 yes­ter­day.

Mncwango was the toast of Polok­wane af­ter his dou­ble brace in ei­ther half at the Old Peter Mok­aba Sta­dium.

The striker net­ted in the 13th, 15th, 82nd and 88th min­utes to record Rise and Shine’s em­phatic vic­tory over the hap­less vis­i­tors, who got a con­so­la­tion goal through Jeremy Brockie in the 26th minute to make the score 2-1.

But it was Mncwango’s one-man show. His feat shot him into sec­ond spot as goal scorer over­all, with six goals, four be­hind leader Collins Mbe­suma on the Absa Premier­ship scor­ers’ charts.

It’s the first time a player has net­ted four times in a match since Bernard Parker did it for Kaizer Chiefs against AmaZulu in 2012.

Polok­wane got off to a fly­ing start and found them­selves 2-0 up in­side the first 17 min­utes. Mncwango first headed home a cross from Le­bo­hang Mo­tumi be­fore fin­ish­ing with a left-footed shot af­ter good work from Jabu Maluleke.

Su­perS­port were rocked by their op­po­nents’ quick start, but grad­u­ally set­tled into the game and gave them­selves a life­line on 27 min­utes when Brockie con­verted Clay­ton Daniels’ cross in style.

Polok­wane ex­tended their ad­van­tage to 4-1 af­ter two fur­ther goals from Mncwango in the 82nd and 88th min­utes.

Su­perS­port could have pulled a fur­ther goal back late on when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Dove Wome, but Polok­wane goal­keeper Ge­orge Chigova de­nied Brockie from the spot.

The game saw Mark Mayam­bela mak­ing his de­but for Su­perS­port af­ter join­ing from Chippa United last week. He re­placed Fa­grie Lakay in the 55th minute, but he could do noth­ing to help his side.

Mean­while, at Chatsworth Sta­dium, two sec­ond­half goals by Nkosi­nathi Mthiyane and Ler­ato Manzini were enough to give care­taker coach Dan Male­sela his sec­ond vic­tory since join­ing the Nel­son Man­dela Bay-based side Chippa United. –

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PHOTO: DIRK KOTZE / GALLO IM­AGES

HERO Thobani Mncwango scored four

goals yes­ter­day

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