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  • 15 December 2012
  • • 20:15
  • • Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria, GT
  • Referee: B. Gqubule
  • • Attendance: 1500

SuperSport United 0-1 Platinum Stars: Botes penalty keeps Stars’ remarkable run going

SuperSport United 0-1 Platinum Stars: Botes penalty keeps Stars’ remarkable run going

North West club are winners of PSL’s ‘Q2’ table and claim R1.5-million in prize-money

Henrico Botes struck a second-half penalty as Platinum Stars secured a 1-0 victory over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

The Namibian international profited from a handball in the area by SuperSport defender Thabo September to take his side to within a point of Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

The club also claim R1.5-million in prize-money after being the most successful side in the second quarter of the Absa Premiership season.

It is another monumental achievement for coach Cavin Johnson and his side in this most remarkable of seasons and they probably just about deserved this win too. 

Phala forced an excellent stop from Ronwen Williams from a free-kick, the best of the opportunities for Dikwena.

While at the other end Kermit Erasmus produced some magic in the right wing to tee-up George Maluleka, but the midfielder put his effort wide of goal.

Stars took the lead 10 minutes into the second half after September was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area. Botes made no mistake from the spot to score his sixth of the season in just his 11th start.

Mabhuti Khenyeza should have done better when he was well-placed for a shot, but put his effort into the side-netting.

That was all the home side could muster, Sameehg Doutie also seeing his header saved by Siyabonga Mpontshane in the home goal, and Stars could celebrate another famous win in what has been a magical three months or so for them.     

The final matches of 2012 for these two sides will see SuperSport host Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, while Platinum Stars are at Moroka Swallows on the same evening.