Chippa steals a league victory against Leopards in injury time

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Isaac Masiya conceded an own goal in injury time as Black Leopards let a point slip against Chippa United in the league in Thohoyandou on Wednesday night.

Thabo Rakhale had put the visitors ahead in the opening 23 seconds a lead they maintained until the break.

The introduction of Mogakolodi Ngele at the start of the second half rejuvenated Leopards who pressed for an equaliser through Lesedi Kapinga in the 55th minute.

The home side looked better in the second half poaching for a winner but lost it at the end. The winning coach Norman Mapeza says luck was on their side.

The Eastern Cape-based side remains in 10th spot on the table with 20 points from 17 matches.

The Zimbabwean coach says he is under no illusions that the Chilli Boys can challenge for a top 8 finish saying their biggest objective is to stay up.

Lidoda Duvha dropped to 13th place on the standings with 17 points from 16 outings and coach Cavin Johnson was disappointed with the lack of concentration at the start and end of the game.

Johnson believes his side deserved more however made things difficult for themselves.

Johnson made six changes to the side that lost to Highlands Park this past weekend including in goals saying it’s rotational with the hectic schedule.

He adds it was his way of giving everyone a fair chance to prove themselves and now he has a better idea of his players. Report by Lethabo Kganyago