Mwape Musonda steers Leopards past SuperSport
A brace from Mwape Musonda guided Black Leopards to a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United in the ABSA Premiership yesterday afternoon.
Leopards made no changes from their derby win over Baroka FC, with SuperSport making three from their last- gasp set-back at home to Cape Town
The home side s t a r t e d promisingly and orchestrated a good chance where Mwape Musonda narrowly missed connection on a through pass that allowed Ronwen Williams to rush off his line to make a save.
With just under 10 minutes remaining, a call for offside was dismissed as Tshwarelo Bereng found space inside the box but the forward shot horribly over the top with Williams
left for dead.
United realised their in-effectiveness in attack and called Bradley Grobler off the bench, who returned from a lengthy injury layoff to replace Thabo Mnyamane at the start of the second half. Lidoda Duvha were out to continue their first-half assertion and they managed to win a penalty after Grant Kekana was adjudged to have handl e d i nsi de t he box. Musonda made no mistake from the spot to put the hosts ahead on 56 minutes. United had it all to do, and a glancing header Grobler was the closest the three-time PSL champions came to grabbing an immediate response on 60 minutes. With 15 minutes to g o, Leopards shot-stopper King Ndlovu came up trumps for the home side with an outstandi ng save to keep out Aubrey Modiba's freekick.
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