Sekhukhune United Football Club stumbled in the Mother City where they suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of Cape Town City at DHL Stadium on Saturday evening in the DSTV Premiership Match.
Babina Noko came into the match having lost against Swallows FC, and they were looking to rediscover their winning ways after their Sunday defeat at home.
The game began at a good pace and a few minutes into the game Craig Martin hit the back of the net to hand City a 1-0 lead, however, in the 18th minute Babina Noko responded by pressing the hosts and they managed to level matters through captain Yusuf Maart who beat keeper Hugo Marques to make it 1-1.
The host was awarded a free kick in a dangerous position, it was taken by Khanyiso Mayo’s it was blocked by the wall of Babina Noko and it went straight to Toaster Nsabata’s hands.
The momentum was with the Citizens with the half-time break approaching and they managed to restore their lead after Mayo intercepted a ball to score with a curling shot in the 42nd minute and City was leading 2-1 at the interval.
The two teams continued to attack each other after the restart of the second half with Sekhukhune head coach MacDonald Makhubedu having introduced striker Chibuike Ohizu, who is Babina Noko’s top scorer this season with seven goals.
The narrow victory took the Citizens to sixth place on the league standings – extending their unbeaten run to four matches in the process – while Babina Noko slipped down to the ninth spot on the DSTV Premiership table.
In the end, the Citizens secured a 2-1 victory on the night. Sekhukhune United Football Club will return to DStv Premiership action on the 16th of March 2022 where they will be welcoming Maritzburg United FC at Emirates Airline Park Stadium on Wednesday 17:30.