MAPFUMO ON TARGET AGAIN

Bruce Chikuni

POLOKWANE City forward, Douglas Mapfumo, continued his scoring form in the South Africa’s DStv Premiership despite his side suffering a 2-3 loss at the hands of Golden Arrows on Saturday.

The 23-year-old is in his second campaign in the league.

Mapfumo has been impressive and is expected to shoulder the burden of helping the Rise and Shine maintain their top-flight status.

He netted the opener in the 12th minute to take his tally to two goals, in three fixtures, having opened his account last weekend when they recorded a 3-1 win against Cape Town Spurs.

It was a fine volley, inside the 18 area, and it will likely be in contention for the league’s Goal of the Week.

Golden Arrows responded in no time with a goal by Nduduzo Sibiya.

Polokwane City’s keeper, Lindokuhle Mathebula, was found wanting as he failed to deal with the cross that was well connected by Lungelo Nguse.

Defender, Themba Mantshiyane, extended the hosts’ lead before the restart.

The visitors were more threatening in their push to narrow the deficit and it finally paid off just eight minutes after the break courtesy of Lebohang Nkaki’s attempt.

This defeat marked Polokwane City’s second loss in four fixtures in which they have also registered the same number of wins.

The Legends Academy product feels he is on the right track to hit double figures before the recess.

“It was a loss which we could have avoided but it just wasn’t our day because we really gave our all to get a positive result.

“Our focus is now on our next game, we really need to keep believing, listening to our coaches and fighting as a team.

“It feels good to be on the scoresheet. I’m grateful to God and I think it’s possible to get eight goals before the break,” said Mapfumo.

Golden Arrows hitman, Knox Mutizwa, also featured in this match but he was introduced after the break.

SuperSport United Warriors duo of Terrence Dzvukamanja and Ronald Pfumbidzai, were also given the first XI slots when they edged Stellenbosch 2-1 on the road.

Washington Arubi was also in the match day squad for Matsatsansta.

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