Johannesburg: A superb free-kick from Teboho Mokeona earned SuperSport United a 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on their return to Absa Premiership action at Bidvest Stadium on Sunday evening.
Mzwanele Mahashe scored the game’s opener in what will be the final stretch of games at the Braamfontein venue and home of Bidvest Wits who will cease to exist at the end of the current campaign.
The result leaves the two clubs in fourth and 11th place on the log standings respectively.
Matsatsanta conjured the first noteworthy chance of the match in the 19th minute with Bradley Grobler unlucky to see his powerful left-footed strike canon off the underside of the crossbar before bouncing away from danger.
Siwelele opened the scoring against the run of play just after the half-hour mark as Ronwen Williams failed to gather from a corner-kick, allowing Mahashe to poke home into an empty net to give the visitors the lead at the break.
SuperSport were the better side for much of the first half and deservedly levelled matters seven minutes after the interval as Mokoena curled home a free-kick past Sipho Chaine via the inside of the post.
Both teams had chances to win the game but in the end they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
The teams will return to Absa Premiership action on Wednesday 19 August, with SuperSport at home to Polokwane City and and Celtic at home to Kaizer Chiefs.
SuperSport United (0) 1 (Mokoena 52′)
Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 1 (Mahashe 32′)
SuperSport: Williams; Bhasera, Ditlhokwe, Kekana, Nhlapo, Mokoena, Mbule, Modiba (Donn 80′), Manziba, Mahachi (Gabuza 46′), Grobler (Lungu 66′).
Bloemfontein Celtic: Chaine; Ngobeni, Chabalala, Mahashe, Fikizolo, Lingwati, Baloyi (Mashikinya 90+3′), Phalane (Luthuli 90+3′), Potsane (Maema 63′), Masuku (Letsoalo 62′), Mabena (Sera 83′). Psl.co.za