Papa praised on debut as Chiukepo claims own goal for Golden Arrows

Written by  Yamikani Simutowe

Platinum Stars handed a debut to Flames midfielder Gerald Phiri Jnr as they settled for a goalless draw with Orlando Pirates in South Africa's Absa Premiership Wednesday night.


Phiri Jnr, who joined the side from Bidvest Wits on loan, had a good game on his debut and earned praises from his coach Cavin Johnson and the team's supporters.


The Flames international, widely known as Papa and playing competitive club football for the first time in more than a year, stayed on the pitch for 92 minutes before being pulled out. His compatriot and teammate Robert Ng'ambi played a full game. But it was bad for striker Chiukepo Msowoya, who was equally handed a debut, as he scored an own goal for his side Golden Arrows, who lost 5-2 to SuperSport United.


SuperSport United scored through Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Thuso Phala, Cole Alexander, Morgan Gould and Chiukepo's own goal. The win has moved SuperSport United to the summit of the Absa Premiership table with 28 points from 15 games. Frank Gabadinho Mhango's side, Bidvest Wits are second with 28 points from 14 games.


Arrows reduced the arrears through Kuda Mahachi and Lerato Lamola. Atusaye Nyondo was also on the losing side as Bloemfontein Celtic lost 1-0 at home to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns. Veteran striker Esau Kanyenda came in the last 15 minutes for Polokwane City as they drew 1 all with Martziburg.

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