Sekhukhune United made it three wins out of three in the DStv Premiership after a 1-0 win against Stellenbosch at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday evening.

As the first five minutes rolled on, Stellies and Sekhukhune struggled to find any form of passing rhythm in looking to control the game early on.

The visitors took the game to Stellenbosch FC, holding around 59 per cent ball possession. While no goal scoring chances were created during this time, it was Sekhukhune who were the more progressive outfit.

With 20 minutes played, Sekhukhune began creating scoring opportunities, with Mncube finding joy on the right-hand flank. The home team were reduced to playing on the counter attack as a result of Sekhukhune’s progression into the opposition half.


Babina Noko’s thrust paid off in the 33rd minute and took the lead courtesy of a headed goal by Ohizu. In making way down the Stellenbosch left wing, Sekhukhune went the direct route and whipped the ball into the area as the Nigerian striker headed the ball home.

Sekhukhune went into the break with wind in their sails, with Ohizu’s header in the 33rd minute separating the two sides at halftime.

Babina Noko appeared to have been comfortable in surrounding possession.

Stellenbosch pressed on for an equaliser as the hour mark approached, however, Sekhukhune remained solid when resetting into defensive positions.


Steve Barker’s side produced waves of attacks during the closing stages of the match. Babina Noko were happy to sit back on the edge of their area. Sekhukhune suffered a scare in the 84th minute when the referee pointed to the spot in awarding Stellenbosch a penalty. In stepping up to the spot, Mendieta’s effort flew over the crossbar.

Nonetheless, Sekhukhune United left the Danie Craven Stadium as victors, recording their third DStv Premiership victory on the trot.


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