Jeremy Brockie, who scored the second goal for SuperSport United, battles with Willem Mwedihanga of Platinum Stars on Tuesday. Photo: Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

Sifiso Myeni scored a screamer of a goal – his first for SuperSport United since arriving on loan from Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits on transfer deadline day last month – on Tuesday night to give Matsatsantsa all three points against Platinum Stars.

It was turning out to be a dreadful game of football at the Lucas Moripe Stadium until Myeni’s moment of brilliance in the 85th minute, to add to Dikwena’s woes.

The attacker received a routine headed pass from Sipho Mbule – who had also come off the bench as coach Eric Tinkler went in search of a win – and did the rest, striking the ball from outside the box to beat goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela.

It seemed to open the floodgates slightly as Jeremy Brockie was yet again on the scoresheet in referee’s optional time to make it 2-0.

Stars came into the encounter having made changes to their technical team after sacking Peter Butler just two matches into the new campaign.

Roger de Sa took over on Friday, and was immediately in the dug-out to try and inspire his struggling side.

The defeat is their third in a row in as many games, and leaves them bottom of the log.

But De Sa would not have expected to beat a SuperSport side full of confidence, having reached the final of the MTN8 at the weekend.

It did, however, look like Dikwena would hang on for a draw until Myeni struck five minutes from the fulltime whistle.

And then Brockie, the scorer of the two goals against Maritzburg United in the cup semi-final on Saturday night, added to the tally.

The win pushed SuperSport up to fifth place after three matches. 

It was their second win of the season after they beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 before the international break, recovering from their opening league defeat against cross-town rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Dikwena are likely to have a tough season, although they hope De Sa – who has been unemployed since quitting his job at Maritzburg United in April – will turn things around quickly enough before they are dragged into an early race for relegation candidates.

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler welcomes back Roger de Sa, new coach of Platinum Stars, to the Absa Premiership. Photo: Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

For SuperSport, this was good preparation ahead of their Caf Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg clash at home against Zesco United of Zambia on Friday night.

Tinkler rested a few players, but showed the club had enough depth to go into the weekend’s continental clash ready for a fight.

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