DStv Premiership Starting XI: Chippa United v TS Galaxy 24 August 2022

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TS Galaxy maintained their unbeaten start in the DStv Premiership courtesy of a goalless draw against Chippa United on Wednesday evening.

Galaxy showed no changes from the goalless draw against Golden Arrows on Saturday, but Chippa had a new face in goal as Sipho Chaine debuted in place of Loydt Kazapua.

Chippa could’ve trailed in the opening ten minutes from a rasping shot by Lindokuhle Mbatha, but Chaine responded and parried the attempt.

It became a lively opening where chances followed both sides with a shot-on-the-turn by Andile Mbenyane on the side of Chippa before Galaxy hit the upright from Mlungisi Mbunjana’s telling strike.

The Rockets got another promising opening late on in the half courtesy of veteran Mbatha’s teasing strike, but it was blocked away by defender Justice Chabalala.

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Doctor Khumalo & Ace Khuse – Kaizer Chiefs (2002-0
Doctor Khumalo & Ace Khuse – Kaizer Chiefs (2002-03)
Steve Komphela – Free State Stars (2008-09 & 2010-
Steve Komphela – Free State Stars (2008-09 & 2010-13) & Kaizer Chiefs (2015-18)
Pitso Mosimane – Mamelodi Sundowns (2012-2020)
Pitso Mosimane – Mamelodi Sundowns (2012-2020)
Kaitano Tembo – SuperSport United (2014, interim &
Kaitano Tembo – SuperSport United (2014, interim & 2018-22)
Lehlohonolo Seema – Bloemfontein Celtic (2016-17 &
Lehlohonolo Seema – Bloemfontein Celtic (2016-17 & 2018-20)
Kurt Lentjies – Chippa United (2021-present)
Kurt Lentjies – Chippa United (2021-present)
Fadlu Davids – Maritzburg United (2017-18)
Fadlu Davids – Maritzburg United (2017-18)
Gavin Hunt – Hellenic (1998-01)
Gavin Hunt – Hellenic (1998-01)
Neil Tovey – AmaZulu (2001-02 & 2009-10)
Neil Tovey – AmaZulu (2001-02 & 2009-10)
Scroll through the gallery to see 10 ex PSL player
Scroll through the gallery to see 10 ex PSL players who returned to coach their former teams

Chippa looked to pick up momentum moments before halftime through a smart shot from youngster Thulani Mini, but it wasn’t to be as the first half concluded.

Galaxy tactician Sead Ramovic made a change following the course of the break, as Keletso Makgalwa replaced former Mamelodi Sundowns man Sibusiso Vilakazi.

There was no joy in the earlier stages of the second stanza, thus prompting Chippa to bring on Khanyisile Mayo for Mini and Elmo Kambindu for Diego Appollis in an effort to find a breakthrough.

Galaxy though looked the more promising in the latter periods and nearly punished the host through a defensive mix-up, but Chaine came to his side’s rescue.

The match continued in the same vein during the final stages where no decent clear-cut openings followed, as it finished goalless.

Confirmed line-ups:

Chippa United: Chaine, Mdunyelwa, Ntsabo, Chabalala, Banda, Mbenyane, Mini, Appollis, Matrose, Mathiane, September.

Subs: Prince, Pietersen, Mqokozo, Pfumbidzai, Kammies, Kambindu, Luthuli, Maarman, Mayo

TS Galaxy: Buthelezi, Sanoka, Nyama, Msimango, Mbatha, Mlambo, Aubaas, Vilakazi, Mbunjana, Teto

Subs: Kolak, Mere, Hlongwane, Phohlongo, Makgalwa, Mongae, S. Mahlangu, M. Mahlangu, Sebelebele