Stars shine and Chiefs robbed
After round 8 of the Absa Premiership two teams remain unbeaten while Kaizer Chiefs top the standings and AmaZulu hold up the bottom of the log.
Chiefs are one of those two teams unbeaten in the league, but will feel robbed of three points after their 1-1 draw with Maritzburg United in the first game of the weekend on Friday night.
A 97th minute goal from Terrence Mandaza saw the Amakhosi share the spoils after Lehlohonolo Major gave them the lead in the first half.
The result means Chiefs lead at the top of the table is reduced to three points after the University of Pretoria handed Bloemfontein Celtic their first defeat at home in the last match of the weekend on Sunday.
Chiefs top the standings with 18 points while Tuks are behind them on 15 points closely followed by Orlando Pirates with 13 points after the Buccaneers played to a boring 0-0 draw against AmaZulu also on Sunday.
The point, though, was not enough to get Usuthu off the bottom of the table where they sit because of a minus 12 goal difference as Chippa United, Mamelodi Sundowns and the Durban-based club all sit on five points.
Saturday’s Absa premiership action saw five matches taking place and 12 goals being scored.
SuperSport United, the only other undefeated team in the league, played to a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits, the Matsatsantsa’s seventh draw in only eight matches which sees them in eighth spot while Wits sit one place higher in seventh.
The match of the weekend was the Platinum Stars 4-0 thumping of Free State Stars. Thuso Phala was the main destroyer with a brace that took Platinum Stars up to fifth on the table while Free State slipped to tenth spot.
Manqoba Mngqithi got his second stint at Golden Arrows off to the perfect start as his side beat Chippa United 2-0 which moved the Durban club up to 12th on the log.
The two evening games on Saturday night saw the points shared in both matches as Moroka Swallows drew 2-2 with Black Leopards while Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a goalless draw.
Katelgo Mashego came to the rescue for Swallows with a brace, which included an injury time goal, to salvage a point which sees them in fourth spot on the log while Leopards remained in 11th.
Sundowns’ terrible season continued with a 0-0 draw against Ajax that sees both teams at the wrong end of the table in 14th and 13th respectively.