Stars crush Polokwane City

Platinum Stars proved far too strong for Polokwane City, thrashing the visitors 3-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday.

Dikwena scored their goals through Sibusiso Msomi, Tlou Segolale and Robert Ng’ambi, handing Rise and Shine a comprehensive loss after they had come into the game in the back of two successive victories.

The result sees Stars placed fifth on the Absa Premiership table with 30 points from 17 matches, while Polokwane are 13th on 21 points from 18 matches.

After a quiet opening period of the match, Stars claimed the lead on 29 minutes when Msomi tucked home Siyabonga Zulu’s cross with his right foot. It remained 1-0 in favour of the hosts up to halftime.

At the start of the second half, City introduced Sipho Jembula from the bench, but it was Dikwena who effectively killed off the game in the 52nd minute when Tlou Segolela scored with his left foot after an assist from Solomon Mathe to make it 2-0.

With just under a quarter hour to play, Stars banged in their third through substitute Robert Ng’ambi to ensure an emphatic victory.

Platinum Stars (1) 3 (Msomi 29’, Segolela 52’, Ng’ambi 76’)

Polokwane City 0

Stars: Mzimela, Nhlapo, Sithole, Zulu, Mere, Madubanya (Ng’ambi 70’), Zongo (Ngalande 85’), Segolela, Msomi (Mabena 74’), Mathe, Rodgers

City: Chigova, Barends (Molekwane 80’), Hlongwane, Nyadombo, Tema, Jacobs (Tlolane 67’), Motumi, Maluleke, Alexander, Bogere (Jembula 46’), Mncwango