Fhumulani Tshivhula of United and Kingsley Ramashia attack the ball.

United in semifinals

 

Kaizer United qualified for the semifinals of the Masungulo Youth Month Soccer Challenge after beating Muwaweni Lucky Stars at Mashamba on Sunday. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw and United came out tops in the penalty shoot-out.

The match was characterised by wasted chances on the part of the Stars’ strikers. Thabang Ramashia missed a shot from the edge of the box after a good pass from Cyril Nndwakhulu. Ramashia dribbled past several defenders, but hesitated too long to release and he was dispossessed.

Although fans started to shout at the Stars technical staff to replace Ronald Rathabane, their pleas fell on deaf ears. The technical team, however, brought on Kingsley Masukuludza in the place of Cyril Nndwakhulu.

Stars could have scored more than a dozen goals, had they managed to convert all their opportunities. They were, however, denied sure goals by United’s experienced goalkeeper, Mpho Muligwa.

The half-time score was still nil-nil. United started the second half as if they were going to bury their opponents alive. Chester Murwanthi scored from a free kick after he had been brought down. The equalizing goal came in the 90th minute through Ronaldo Rathabane.

 

Thabelo Netshiendeulu of United is in possession of the ball, while Ronaldo Rathabane is running for cover.

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Date:15 June 2017 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.

Email: kaizerdo@webmail.co.za

 

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