Supersport United beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-0 on Wednesday evening at the Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe Stadium to go third in the Absa Premiership. It was a battle of two sides with different ambitions. A win for United would see them jump to the 3rd spot while Aces would remain 11th.
The match started with both teams exchanging soft blows. SuperSport was the sharpest of the two sides only failing to have productive shots at goal. In the 16th minute, Bennett Chenene whipped in a cross that went across the face of goal only needing a touch to see the home side taking the lead. In the 27th minute Sameehg Doutie found himself head and shoulders ahead of the Aces defence only for his shot to be saved by Bafana Nhlapo but Thuso Phala was quick to tap in the rebound to give the hosts a much deserved lead.
In the 43rd minute, Mabhuti Khenyeza found himself on a goal scoring position but missed by a whisker to give his side an equaliser heading to the second half. Fifteen minutes into the second period the home side doubled their lead through a brilliant Chenene finish. Chenene made a dazzling run from the centre of the field to inside the box, skinned one Aces defender and slipped the ball past Nhlapo.
In the end two goals were enough to give Cavin Johnson’s men full points in their own backyard. Amazayoni coach Cliver Barker was the first to admit that SuperSport were the better side on the night, “They were too good for us”.