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Chippa open ten-point lead in NFD



Chippa United opened a 10-point gap at the top of the NFD after edging out challengers Black Leopards 1-0 at the Philippi Stadium on Friday night.

It was a closely contested match between the league’s two top sides, with both teams contributing towards an absorbing 90 minutes.

The hosts started brightly and had Lidoda Duvha under early pressure from a corner kick before taking a sixth-minute lead, Siyabulela Shai slotting home from close range after Doctor Mampuru’s shot had been spilled by the Leopards keeper.

There was also a first-half chance for Chippa captain Andile Mbenyane, but his shot went wide.

The second half continued to provide plenty of entertainment as play moved from end to end as both sides made their attacking intent clear.

Leopards midfielder Edgar Manaka saw his effort saved by Sean Roberts, while at the other end George Akpabio failed to add to the scoreline with only the keeper to beat.

For the most part though the Chilli Boys worked hard to contain the industrious Lidoda Duvha midfield, thereby limiting their chances and ultimately allowing the Cape side to hold on for the crucial win, which leaves them just three points away from clinching the league title.

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