Bloemfontein Celtic’s Frank Mhango goal cancelled out Supersport United’s Mame Niang opener to end the game in a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium on Sunday. It was a blazing start to the match especially for the Tshwane side who opened the scoring as early as the second minute when Niang met a Sibusiso Khumalo cross to make a clinical finish.
The pace of the game took right off after Niang’s opener and it was not long until the next strike came in the 17th minute when Celtic’s Lerato Lamola let loose with a powerful shot from distance, but he saw his effort being comfortably denied by Ronwen Williams. The 29th minute of the match saw Clayton Daniels bundling the ball home from close range, but the referee adjudged him to have fouled the goalkeeper. Four minutes later Innocent Mkhabela almost doubled his side’s lead when he met a cross from the right, but his header went on to hit the crossbar.
The match went to the break with Supersport holding the advantage, but as soon as 45 seconds into the second stanza Phunya Sele Sele were out to find their way back into the match, but they struggled to breach a stubborn Matsatsantsa defence. Mhango tried to push his luck in the 59th minute, but it was unfortunate for him to witness his effort sailing narrowly over the target. Celtic remained persistent and were later rewarded with their equalising goal in the 79th minute when Mhango poked home a goalmouth scramble to make it 1-1 as the two sides shared the spoils.