After being eliminated from the South African FA Cup, Dikwena Tsa Meetse will try to get back on track when they play JDR Stars in a Motsepe Foundation Championship game on February 18.
Letsie Koapeng’s penalty kick gave Gallants a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute after Bahlabane Ba Ntwa applied pressure to the Dikwena Tsa Meetse defense from the opening whistle.
After scoring the opening goal, the home team continued to assault, and Judas Moseamedi, who scored the muscular shooter’s first goal for Gallants, increased their advantage just before halftime.
Tebogo Thangwane scored in first-half stoppage time to make it 3-0 for the hosts, who were rightfully leading at the break in Rustenburg as Magesi struggled to control the 2022 Nedbank Cup finalists.
Before the second half began, Magesi’s coach Clinton Larsen substituted Tebogo Makalapa with Donald Mokondelela in an effort to rally the team and at least score three goals without giving up.
A minute before the hour mark, the visitors made a strong push forward and were able to get one back through Kagiso Selemela, who scored after the Gallants’ defense was breached.
However, Gallants were able to hold the visitors in the exciting cup match’s closing moments, and in the end, Bahlabane Ba Ntwa defeated Magesi 3-1 on the evening.
(Koapeng 27′, Moseamedi 45′, Thangwane 45’+1) Gallants (3) 3:1 Magesi (Selemela 59′)
Watenga, Gumede, Kgoetyane, Koapeng, Mohomi, Soumaro, Sibeko (65′), Mphambaniso, Manaka (78′), Otladisa, Thangwane, Pheko, and Moseamedi (Mdlinzo 78′) line up for Marumo Gallants.
Chipezeze, Baloyi (Msomi 70′), Mokone, Mokondelela (Makalapa 46′), Selemela, Matima (Masegela 70′), Kambala, Komape, Mokone, Wana (Buthelezi 82′), and Raseona line up for Magesi names.