Chippa United ensured their survival in the Absa Premiership is in their own hands with a 3-1 win over Polokwane City at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

The victory saw them move to 13th position on the table with 27 points from 29 outings. Chippa put City under pressure from the first whistle and that paid off with a goal from Rhulani Manzini in the 12th minute, but that was cancelled by Mohammed Anas in the 27th minute.

Danoshano Malama regained the lead for Chippa in the 38th that they carried into the break. In the second stanza Tercias Malepe grabbed the insurance goal a minute after the hour mark. Chippa Coach Clinton Larsen.

Larsen says with their fate in their own hands they are going to carry the same mentality they did in Polokwane in their last match against Kaizer Chiefs.

Meanwhile Rise and Shine remain in fifth spot on the log with 44 points with just a game to play. Coach Jozef Vukusic was disappointed to lose to a struggling side saying his charges allowed the side passes that eventually hurt City.

The coach also admits he is sad for City’s fans who witnessed two successive home defeats. Vukusic also applauded the orange army as the side supporters are known for cheering even when they were losing to Chippa. He adds that the players will fight to finish strong.

– Report by Lethabo Kganyago