PSL Midweek round-up: Shonga shines, Wada wins, Mweene plays, Ghampani makes debut
Justin Shonga has continued his impressive start to the season with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates this time helping his club to a slender 1 – 0 victory over Chippa United.
Pirates where under pressure to win their second match of the season after drawing 1 – 1 at home with Highlands Park in the season opener thanks to a penalty scored by Shonga.
But they came in Wednesday’s match without injured attacker Augustine Mulenga who was excellent in the weekend match.
Shonga easily slotted into his position and he did not disappoint. After the visitors won a free kick just outside the box in the 16th minute, the former Nkwazi striker stepped up to take the set piece and he saw his screaming shot come off the cross bar only for Modisane to turn it into his own net from close range.
The 21 year old’s overall contribution was great leading the line for a composed Pirates side. He showed great work-rate starting defending from the top and helping bring his fellow attackers in play.
He was substituted in the 70th minute after his team was reduced to 10 men.
Elsewhere in South Africa, former Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda picked up his first win as Baroka coach after he saw his team beat Cape Town City 2 – 1.
Baroka were beaten 1 – 0 by Amazulu in the opening match of the season.
And Supersport United new signing Gamphani Lungu came off the bench to make his debut for Matsantsantsa on their 1-0 win over Amazulu who have coach Davies Phiri on their bench.
The 20 year old former National Assembly and Power Dynamos forward was introduced by SuperSport in the 73rd minute as hosts looked to double their lead Rusike had out them ahead.
On Tuesday, Sululani Phiri and Kennedy Mweene were both in action when Polokwane City and Mamelodi Sundowns squared up in the league.
Salulani started the match but could not help his team go down by 2 goals to nil in the match.
Mweene was named on the bench but got his chance in the 45th minute when Denis Onyango was stretched off the pitch and into an ambulance after an injury.
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