CAPE TOWN – Baroka FC took advantage of sloppy defending by Cape Town City in the first half to beat the Cape side 2-1 in an ABSA Premiership match played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.
The Citizens started on a positive note and created two scoring chances in the first two minutes. The first attack came immediately after the start, but Matthew Rusike shot wide. The home side might have been stirred early on, but was not shaken by Benni McCarthy’s men.
Baroka’s first goal came in the fifth minute when Mpho Kgaswane headed home after a Thabo Moseki corner. City looked disjointed in defence and struggled to contain the Baroka attack spearheaded by the dangerous Talent Chawaphiwa.
CT City just could not get going. The attacking force of Riyaad Norodien, Amethyst Ralani and Matthew Rusike never really troubled the Baroka rear guard. Roland Putsche, who was the star in Saturday's victory against SuperSport United, also had a quiet day for the Citizens.
Chawaphiwa caused havoc when he took the City players on and gave Kouadja Kouassi a torrid time at leftback. Bakgaga went further ahead when Matome Kgoetyane headed home after a Mduduzi Mdantsane freekick.