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SuperSport United Clinch Opening Victory in DStv Premiership Match Against Richards Bay

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SuperSport United Clinch Opening Victory in DStv Premiership Match Against Richards Bay

SuperSport United started their 2023/24 DStv Premiership campaign on a high note, securing a convincing 2-0 victory over Richards Bay at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The result sets a positive tone for Matsatsantsa as they prepare to face AmaZulu FC in an upcoming match in Durban.

In this exciting encounter, SuperSport United showed their determination from the beginning, with newcomer Shandre Campbell making an impressive impact on the left flank. Campbell had a chance to open the scoring in the 22nd minute but unfortunately missed the target with his shot.

Despite the missed opportunity, Campbell continued to trouble Richards Bay’s defense throughout the game with his dynamic playstyle. His quality cross set up Godspower Ighodaro, who narrowly missed the target with a header. The first half ended with a goalless draw, leaving both teams eager to break the deadlock.

SuperSport United wasted no time after the break and it was debutant Terrence Dzvukamanja who put them ahead in the 56th minute with a close-range finish, courtesy of an assist from Campbell. The goal caused the visiting team’s defense to falter, and SuperSport United took advantage of the momentum.

In the 72nd minute, Ghampani Lungu set up another debutant, Ighodaro, to secure a comfortable 2-0 lead for SuperSport United. Ighodaro calmly poked the ball home from close range, leaving Richards Bay with a mountain to climb. Despite their efforts, they were unable to find a way back into the game.

The victory marks a promising start for SuperSport United in the new season, instilling confidence in the Tshwane giants as they head to Durban for their next fixture against AmaZulu FC on Wednesday.

On the other hand, Richards Bay will be disappointed with their opening match defeat. However, they will have a chance to bounce back when they host Lamontville Golden Arrows on Tuesday. The team will need to regroup and address their defensive vulnerabilities to return to winning ways.

SuperSport United’s goals came courtesy of Dzvukamanja in the 56th minute and Ighodaro in the 72nd minute.

SuperSport United Starting XI: Goss, Johannes, Okon, Hlatshwayo, Pfumbidzai, Ndlovu (Matsio 90’+3), Margemann, Campbell (Nange 81′), Lungu (Mbatha 90’+3), Dzvukamanja, Grobler (Ighodaro 38′).

Richards Bay Starting XI: Magoola, Maphathe, Mabua, Mcineka, Dube, Mathebula (Ndlovu 64′), Mohlamme (Koapeng 63′), Mohomi, Hlongwa, Figareido (Mbuthuma 80′), Ntsundwana (Mhlongo 79′).

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