By Angu Lesley
Chippa United FC picked up another draw in their Match-Day 15 Premier Soccer League game on Tuesday. The host conceded a two-nil advantage against Amazulu FC in a game Cameroon’s Bienvenu Eva Nga scored twice and substitute Luvuyo Memela did same.
Chippa’s Eva Nga netted for the fourth game in a row. Unfortunately, his club sacrificed their lead and settled for a point in a game they had all rights to win.
Having started so well, Chippa United FC should be disappointed about not beating coach Benni McCarthy’s Amazulu in a game of missed opportunities.
Eva was the best performer in the afternoon; though the visitors rallied to pick a point, the Cameroonian was a menace to the opposition defensive plans for 90 minutes.
Nga who came into the game on a run of scoring in three games in a row was involved Chippa’s first chance in the 15th minute – the striker found Riaan Hanamub with a backheel pass, but the forward failed to take the chance.
Four minutes after that action, Sikhakkane picked Eva Nga in the box with a brilliant cross, unfortunately for the Cameroonian his header went over the bar.
The goal poacher was rewarded for his determination in the 22nd minute as he pounced on a goalkeeping error from Veli Mothwa to put the host ahead, deflecting a close range clearance into the net.
Video of Eva Nga’s goal 👇:
Chippa take the lead 👀
A moment to forget for Veli Mothwa as Bienvenu Eva Nga scores for the fourth #DStvPrem game running.
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) December 14, 2021
It will soon be 2-0, and a brace from Eva Nga. The striker notched home a second from close range in the 28th minute.
Benni McCarthy’s first anniversary as lead trainer for Amazulu FC was already looking sour less than 30 minutes into the game.
The visiting Usuthu boys looked second best while the Chilli boys were classic in their game style. Chippa could have put the game to bed with a third goal in the 32nd minute, but Siphesihle Mkhize’s header was cleared off the goal line.
Chippa took the 2-0 advantage to the break, with the visitors having a daunting task of scoring at least twice to get a point from the game.
16 minutes into the second segment, and things not getting better for Amazulu FC, Benni brought in 34-year old striker Luvuyo Memela.
The veteran pulled one back three minutes after his introduction, before netting the equalizer in the 82nd minute.
The game ended on a 2-2 draw a result which should be disappointing to Chippa United stand-in coach Kurt Lentjies.
It is the 12th draw in the last 31 PSL games for Chippa United FC. It makes them the most regular side in getting parity results.
The result means Chippa United drop to 15th in the standings, with 12 points to their credit while Amazulu FC is ranked 8th with 21 points from 17 games.
Chippa trek to Maritzburg United on Sunday while Amazulu FC will also be on the road, against Gallants.
On the positive note, Eva Nga is the first player to score in four consecutive PSL games for the perennial strugglers.
The brace takes his season tally to six goals, five of which have been scored in the PSL.
The 28-year old striker in his second season at Chippa has beaten his five goals bar set during his debut season.
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