CHIPPA BRUSH YOUNG STARS ASIDE

Sunday Observer - - SPORT - Soc­cer­lad­uma

MPUMA LAN GA-Goals from Ayab­ulela Kon­qobe and Linda Mn­tambo, handed Chippa United a 2- 0 win over Phiva Young Stars, in their Ned­bank Cup last 32 clash.

The Chilli Boys looked de­ter­mined in the early stages and found the opener in the 14th minute through Ayab­ulela Kan­qobe with a strike at the back post. Young Stars could not cope with the pace United were play­ing with and were with­drawn in their own half as a re­sult. Linda Mn­tambo made it 2-0 to the ABSA Pre­mier­ship side, on the half-hour mark fol­low­ing a cross at the back post.

The ABC Mot­sepe League side were on the back-foot there­after and found it dif­fi­cult to launch at­tacks in their last third of the field. The match went into the break with Te­boho Moloi’s charges in the driv­ing seat lead­ing 2-0. Young Stars were an im­proved side in the early ex­changes of the sec- ond half, but they still lacked the qual­ity to pen­e­trate Moloi’s men.

The visi­tors made a change in the 65th minute, with­draw­ing mid­fielder Thabo Rakhale for Mase­lealo Seanego.

The Chilli Boys looked com­fort­able with 15 min­utes re­main­ing, as they knocked the ball around search­ing for the third goal. Nev­er­the­less, Chippa man­aged to see out the clos­ing stages to claim the win and their spot in the Last 16.

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