Lion City continue with disappointing performance

2018-01-24 06:01
Sibanye FC central defender, Siyabulela Skweyiya, tackles Lion City’s Freedom Funani.                  Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Sibanye FC central defender, Siyabulela Skweyiya, tackles Lion City’s Freedom Funani. Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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ONE of the formerly unrivalled sides in the ABC Motsepe League, Lion City, continued with their dismal run of form when they lost 2-0 to the newcomers, Sibanye FC, in front of their disappointed diehard home supporters during their game that took place at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

Supporters of the newly formed Northern Areas side came out in numbers to see their side take on Lion City. Both sides displayed top-notch football to keep the fully packed stadium abuzz, but in the end, it was the visitors who had the upper hand.

Lion City have had a torrid time since the start of the season. Sibanye FC’s supporters also deserve special mention for rallying behind their side through thick and thin.

Masixole Freedom Funani and Luxolo Bibo Tobi could have scored a number of goals, but some of their shots went wide and others were saved by Sibanye FC’s experienced goalkeeper, Xolani Myataza.

Sibanye FC striker Darryn Bamboo’s header was easily collected by City’s goalkeeper, Phumlani Koboka, late in the first half. So, the teams went to the half-time sharing a goalless draw.

In the second half, Sibanye FC’s players looked fired up as they kept the home side in their own territory. Curtley Vernon came up with Sibanye FC’s opening goal.

City were then under immense pressure as their midfielders could not play as a collective unit. Sibanye FC rubbed salt into City’s wounds following a top-notch header by Bamboo that guided the team to a well-deserved 2-0 win.

Other ABC Motsepe League results:

EC Bees 6-0 Try Again FC

Future Tigers 2-1 SUBS

Highbury 0-1 Mthatha City

City Lads 2-2 Butterworth FC

Bizana Pondo Chiefs 3-1 PE Stars

Spears FC 1-1 Matta Milan

FC Buffalo 0-6 Tornado FC

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