Konza guides Showvillage to victory against Rovers

2017-01-18 06:02
Fairview Rovers midfielder Enzo Bezuidenhout (purple kit) competes with Showvillage midfielder Ayabonga Koli for the ball.                 Photo: Selby Madikane

Fairview Rovers midfielder Enzo Bezuidenhout (purple kit) competes with Showvillage midfielder Ayabonga Koli for the ball. Photo: Selby Madikane

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LUKHANYO Konza guided the Showvillage United Brothers to a hard fought 2-1 victory over the gutsy Fairview Rovers in their SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay SAB Regional League clash at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Sunday.

The Rovers took the game to the hosts who were kept in their own territory for almost the entire first half. The Northern Areas side broke the ice after Keenan Samery scored a beautiful goal.

Despite the hot weather conditions, the Rovers looked comfortable all the time. The first half ended in 1-0 with the Rovers leading.

Showvillage Head Coach Lukhanyo Wasa gave his boys a pep talk that helped them to put an immense pressure on Rovers. Konza was rewarded with an equaliser with Rovers goalie Sheldon Baatjies well beaten.

Showvillage kept on searching for a second goal. Malizole Wasa sent a salvo that Baatjies parried over the goals. Konza pulled his second goal that sealed the game at 2-1.

Despite losing to Showvillage, the Rovers played their hearts out. Baatjies was the man of the match after he pulled some brilliant saves.

In another game, Camper United had to dig deep to salvage a hard-fought 1-0 triumph from Ikamva Movers. Camper’s goal was scored by their left fullback Okuhle Mpayipheli after he kicked a long range volley following a free kick that was awarded to Camper.

Thamsanqa Nzondana failed to score an equalising goal on a one-on-one situation with Camper’s goalkeeper Lukhanyo Onyango Dumezweni. Anele Manjenge was a threat to Movers’ defenders, but the striker could not beat goalkeeper Mandilakhe Dlamini.

Other SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay SAB Regional League results:

PE Sundowns 4-2 Despatch Pioneers

Central Acemates 4-1 Ikamva Movers

Camper United 1-1 Showvillage United

Fairview Rovers 1-2 Golden Aces

Motherwell Academy 0-1 Island City

Young Cosmos 0-0 NMMU Madibaz

Hearts 0-1 Royal Bucks

Mabayibone Strikers 1-1 Despatch Pioneers

Island City 1-1 Central Acemates

Young Cosmos 1-4 PE Sundowns

Golden Aces 2-0 Camper United

Showvillage United 1-3 Motherwell Academy

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