By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
SUPERSPORT United’s 2013/14 Absa Premiership season got off to a good start with a resounding 4-1 victory over Free State Stars during the match played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atterdgeville last night.
The results which saw the Tshwane-based side’s towering striker, Mame Niang scoring a brace before Bennet Chenene and Samegh Doutie could add their names to the score sheet was the great start for Cavin Johhson who joined Matsatsantsa A Pitori recently after a great season with Platinum Stars which he guided to a second finish on the log last season.
United however suffered some early nightmares when Ea Lla Koto took an early lead via former Black Leopards captain, Mongezi Bobe as early as the 11th minutes, but that could threatened the home side who cancelled the lead towards the end of the first half via Niang before Chenene could incread their tally to 2-1 in the 49th minute. Doutie made it 3-1 in the 85th minute before Chenene could hammer the last nail on top of Stars’ coffin in the referee’s added time +93rd minute to make it 4-1 to unseat Kaizer Chiefs on top of the log. Before the United-Stars match, Chiefs were on top of the log after having beaten newcomers, Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-0 at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Friday night.
Mean while another rookie side, Polokwane City started the season on a poor note after they lost 1-0 away to Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium last night.
Elsewhere Golden Arrows and Ajax Cape Town played to a 1-all draw in another league match played yesterday while Moroka Swallows registered a hard-fought 1-0 victory over University of Pretoria at the Dobsonville Stadium.
The league matches continues today with Bloemfontein Celtic welcoming Mamelodi Sundowns at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein with Platinum Stars entertaining BidVest Wits at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. Kick-Off for the both matches is at 3pm.