The past week has been a baptism of fire for Polokwane’s former assistant coach Bernard Molekwa, who was promoted to the top job after the sudden departure for Bloemfontein Celtic of Belgian Luc Eymael.
Following an embarrassing 1-0 home loss to Celtic in league action in midweek, Molekwa and his charges would have fancied a positive result against Chippa, albeit in
After a goalless first half, central midfielder Buyani Sali began the creation of Molekwa’s worst nightmare as he fired the
Any fears that Chippa coach Dan Malesela may have had about going into the match without their suspended leading goal-scorer Lerato Manzini – who was sent from the field in the 4-1 reverse against title-chasing Cape Town City on Monday – definitely became a thing of the past when striker Andile Mbenyane scored the host’s second goal in the 83rd minute.
This would have brought relief to the Chippa camp, who went into the match with just a single win in their last nine outings.
The Polokwane rearguard, minus the suspended Thapelo Tshilo, never looked as solid as they have been, while at the other end, the Chippa defence kept a close eye on Polokwane danger man Jabu Maluleke, which nullified much of the visitors’ attacking chances.
Coach Molekwa will be left wondering what his team have to do to get a win, with the
Polokwane will be hoping that it won’t be a case of déjà vu when they return to the
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