SuperSport United claimed a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership encounter played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday afternoon.
Despite the win, Matsatsantsa remained third on the league standings, but they are level on points with second-placed Orlando Pirates. SuperSport will be away to Sekhukhune United on 20 May in their final game of the season.
Chiefs, on the other hand, saw their dream of finishing in the top three fade away as they remained fourth on the standings, and they will wrap up their campaign with an encounter against Cape Town City away on 20 May.
Amakhosi started slowly as they allowed Matsatsantsa to attack them through the wings and deliver crosses into the box – keeping Brandon Petersen busy between the sticks.
The Chiefs goalkeeper produced a fantastic save to deny Bradley Grobler who was looking to score with a sublime header in the 36th minute with the visitors’ defence exposed.
However, Petersen was beaten in the 40th minute when Ghampani Lungu netted with a first-time looped effort after a poor Petersen clearance and SuperSport were leading 1-0 at halftime.
Amakhosi pushed for the equalising goal after the restart and Siyabonga Ngezana came close to scoring in the 63rd minute when his shot narrowly missed the target.
With 10 minutes left on the clock, Yusuf Maart tried his luck from a distance and he was denied by goalkeeper Ricardo Goss who ensured that the game ended in a 1-0 in favour of SuperSport.
SuperSport (1) 1 (Lungu 40′)
SuperSport: Goss, Phillips, Hlatshwayo, Ditlhokwe, Bhasera, Ndlovu, Margeman, Maswanganyi (Donn 89′), Lungu, Maseko (Nhlapo 90’+3′), Grobler (Gabuza 71′).
Chiefs: Petersen, Frosler, Ngezana, Dove (Kwinika 58′), Hlanti; Maart, Sithebe (Zwane 77′), Shabalala (Sekgota 58′), Solomons, Du Preez, Saile (Bimenyimana 87′)
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