Chippa stun Amakhosi at the slaughter house

2016-12-07 06:01

NELSON Mandela Bay Premiership league outfit Chippa United brought their A game to surprise the mighty Kaizer Chiefs in a 3-1 goal thriller at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Whatever head coach Dan “Dance” Malesela said to the local team, known as the Chilli Boys, during half-time worked as they came back with guns blazing in the second half.

Chippa was trailing 1-0 from a 15 minute strike from Siphiwe Tshabalala after a groggy defence in the first half.

It was only a matter of time before Amakhosi, who were dominating from the whistle, found Tshabalala.

Lerato Manzini headed home across from Diamond Thopola and scored in 71 minutes of the second half to stun Chiefs with an equaliser that threw the never-say-die local fans into a frenzy.

A minute later a second blow in the sollar-plexus followed. Tshwarelo Bereng was not to be deterred from making his mark by scoring his first goal of the season for his club, beating goalkeeper Brilliant Kuzwayo and giving Chairman Sivuyile “Chippa” Mpengesi’s boys a 2-1 lead.

From there, it was Chippa all the way. Chiefs had lost the match and the game plan.

After missing a few games owing to injury, the presence of Thamsanqa Sagweni and Marc van Heerden was felt in the Port Elizabeth side.

After 11 starts, the Chilli Boys are now lying at number 10 on the log with 13 points while Amakhosi are at number seven with 16 points after 12 games played.

Chippa United fans were joyful the whole weekend, while Kaizer Chiefs fans were starting to panic and say that head coach Steve Khompela must be replaced.

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