DURBAN. Royal AM and Chippa United draw 1-1. M. Sera scored the first goal (6′) for Royal AM. E. Ighodaro made it even (82′).
The match was played at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium stadium in Durban on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Tshidiso Mkwanazi with the support of Jantjie Thamsanqa Dlamini and Thabang Matlhong. The 4th official was Thokozani Mkhize. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 27.2 degrees Celsius or 81.01 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
The overall ball possession was just identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Royal AM was in possession of the ball for 0% of the time vs. Chippa United that controlled the ball for 0% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Chippa United was more aggressive with 86 dangerous attacks and 4 shots of which 1 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Chippa United to win the encounter.
Royal AM shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Chippa United shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.
Royal AM received 2 yellow cards (Tebogo Potsane and Mbhazima Rikhotso). On the other side, Chippa United didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this contest, Royal AM will have 21 points like Chippa United to hold in the 10th place. On the other side, Chippa United will have 21 points like Royal AM to remain in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Royal AM will host Moroka Swallows on the 13th of May with a 2-1 head to head record in favor of Moroka Swallows (0 draws).
Chippa United will play away agasint Marumo Gallants FC on the 23rd of April with a 1-1 head to head.
Royal AM – Formation
Royal AM started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Khabo Zondo decided to play with the following team: Hugo Patrick Nyame, Mbhazima Rikhotso, Jeffrey Dlamini, Ricardo Nascimento, Thabo Matlaba, Levy Mashiane, Menzi Masuku, Domingues, Mlungisi Sikakane, Sera Motebang and Tebogo Potsane.
The home team had on the bench: Siphesihle Msomi, Jabulani Ncobeni, Lesego Manganyi, Mfundo Thikazi, Zakahle Xolani Ngcobo, Godfred Nyarko, Mthokozisi Evans Dube, Mokete Mogaila and Mxolisi Macuphu.
Royal AM made 5 changes: Ricardo Nascimento for Lesego Manganyi (46′), Levy Mashiane for Godfred Nyarko (56′), Tebogo Potsane for Mfundo Thikazi (56′), M. Sera for Mxolisi Macuphu (70′) and Menzi Masuku for Jabulani Ncobeni (70′).
Chippa United – Formation
Chippa United started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
Morgan Mammila played with: Lloyd Junior Kazapua, Zuko Mdunyelwa, Azola Ntsabo, Roscoe Pietersen, Brooklyn Poggenpoel, Siphesihle Mkhize, Siphelele Luthuli, Khanyisa Erick Mayo, Justice Chabalala, Thabiso Lebitso and Etiosa Godspower Ighodaro.
They had on the bench: Matome Trevor Mathiane, Ayabulela Konqobe, Elmo Kambindu, Stanley Bobo Nwabali, Siseko Manona, Ronaldo Maarman, Meshack Maphangule and Abdi Banda.
Chippa United made 3 changes: K. Mayo for R. Maarman (62′), B. Poggenpoel for A. Konqobe (63′) and T. Lebitso for S. Manona (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.