Bongolethu Jayiya of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and Chippa United at Athlone Stadium on April 03, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Jayiya, who also got a hat trick last season in the colours of Mpumalanga Black Aces, scored the opener in the sixth minute, got a second six minutes later and by the 16th minute had completed his hat trick to set City on their way to an important three point haul.
It took 10 minutes from his first to his third goal, as the pace of the home attack mesmerised the visitors, left bewildered by the quick movement of the City players.
Thamsanqa Mkhize added a fourth on the stroke of half-time for his first goal in City colours while Chippa pulled one back some 15 minutes from time through Rhulani Manzini.
City now lead Bidvest Wits by one peint although they have played two matches more.
Jayiya outmuscled Paseka Mako on the right of the attack to surge down on goal and hammer home a right footed finish to start the rout with the game barely underway.
His second came as the result of quick anticipation as he got a touch to Lebogang Manyama’s cross and he competed the trio of goals with a diving header in a scramble on the line after his initial effort was saved.
Under fire Chippa goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi made a brilliant stop to deny Manyama just past the half hour mark but had no chance as Mkhize finished from close range in stoppage time at the end of the first half.
City took their foot off the pedal after the break but Chippa’s possession-based play was far too predictable and easy to defend as City used the second half almost as a training practice.
Rhulani Manzini did pull one back with a toe poke in the 76th minute and Andile Mbenyane hit the post soon after but all Chippa got was a small measure of consolation. They stay down in 10th place in the standings.
One set back for City was the caution picked up after just five minutes by Roland Putsche, now suspended for their next match, coupled with a groin injury for fellow defensive midfielder Mpho Matsi, who went off after just 19 minutes. – TMG Digital