PORT ELIZABETH – Chippa United put four points between themselves and bottom-of-the-log Maritzburg United after coasting to a 2-0 league win, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.
Chippa remain in the relegation zone, behind Baroka FC on goal difference, but are now within two points of the three clubs above them.
It wasn't just the result, but the nature in which his side rather meekly succumbed and how they posed very little threat in attack, which would have been of major concern to Maritzburg head coach Muhsin Ertugral.
After a goalless first half in which the Chilli Boys squandered a series of chances, second half goals from Tebogo Tloane and Andile Mbenyane took them to victory, and it could have been an even bigger win had the hosts been more clinical with the numerous openings they created.
With Maritzburg looking cagey from the outset, Chippa dominated the opening half and created a series of excellent goal scoring chances, only to let themselves down in front of the net.