Thabo Mnyamane’s goal was not enough as they drew 1-1 against Chippa United in their penultimate Absa Premiership match at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The stalemate leaves the Tshwane side placed at number 14 with 33 points.
SuperSport United had the upper hand early on and were rewarded in the ninth minute when Mnyamane found the back of the net to put the visitors ahead, 1-0.
In their search for a second goal, United were awarded a penalty but skipper Dean Furman could not convert from the spot.
Coach Kaitano Tembo was forced to make a change when Mnyamane was injured and substitute Kingston Nkhatha replaced him.
Nkhatha came close to scoring but his shot was saved by Daniel Akpeyi on the stroke of halftime.
It was 1-0 at the interval.
Nkhatha continued to cause all sorts of problem for the hosts as SuperSport controlled the game, yet the Zimbabwean forward saw his effort going over the bar in the 54th minute.
When it looked like United were crusing to a win they allowed Vladislav Heric’s men to bounce back in the dying stages of the tie.
Thabo Rakhale would find an equaliser after netting a brilliant goal against the run of play.
Both sides would share the spoils at the end of the 90 minutes and the hosts are now placed at No 7 with 36 points from 29 league matches.
SuperSport United: (1) 1 (Mnyamane 9’)
Chippa United: (0) 1 (Rakhale 90’)
Chippa United: Akpeyi, Manqele (Mbokoma 67’), Mashego, Okwuosa, Macheke, Nsabiyumva, Rakhale, Mntambo, Mabaso, Sali, Mako
SuperSport United: Williams, Kekana, Gould, Daniels , Bhasera, Furman, Mokoena (Letsholonyane 85’), Phala (Nhlapo 77’), Modiba, Mnyamana, Rusike