The game itself was one which the hosts dominated. The South Africans were unlucky to be denied a legitimate goal in the game but was wrongly ruled out for offside.
The lanky striker was clearly surprised that the ball had made his way to him and could not find his feet at the ball bounced off him. He missed an empty net.
The hosts finally took a deserved lead in the 84th minute. Teboho Mokoena provided a ball which striker Hlongwane just had to tap in to claim the winner.
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