Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Itumeleng Khune © Gallo Images

Chiefs, Bucs still neck and neck



Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates remain locked in a fierce battle for ascendancy at the top of the Absa Premiership.

Round 19 action in midweek saw Chiefs retain their place at the head of the table thanks to a 3-1 away win at Black Leopards, with Tefu Mashamaite, Kingston Nkhatha and Lucky Baloyi getting the goals for the Amakhosi.

However, Pirates have a game in hand and remained in striking distance of their arch rivals with a narrow 1-0 win over Platinum Stars, who have been one of the form teams of the league this season. Daine Klate’s strike early in the second half was enough for the Buccaneers to claim a victory that could be vital come the end of the season.

Tuesday’s action saw Mamelodi Sundowns held to a 1-1 home draw by Golden Arrows which was a major disappointment to coach Pitso Mosimane, while Ajax Cape Town needed a late goal from youngster Wanderson to draw 2-2 at home to Bloemfontein Celtic.

The early kick-off on Wednesday featured Free State Stars claiming a 1-0 home win over Maritzburg United, extending the KwaZulu-Natal team’s winless streak in the league to seven matches.

University of Pretoria scored a late, late equaliser to hold Moroka Swallows to a 1-1 home draw, while Bidvest Wits came from a goal down to defeat Chippa United 2-1 in Johannesburg.

The Chilli Boys’ loss allowed AmaZulu to move off the foot of the table for the first time this season, as the Durban side held SuperSport United to a goalless stalemate. It was Matsatsantsa’s 12th draw from 18 matches in what is becoming an increasingly frustrating season for coach Gavin Hunt.

Absa Premiership, Round 19 results

Tuesday

Sundowns 1 (Mabaso 43’) Arrows 1 (Gabuza 38’)

Ajax Cape Town 2 (Khenyeza 45’, Wanderson 82’) Bloemfontein Celtic 2 (Manzini 73’, Gamildien 76’)

Wednesday

Free State Stars 1 (Wome 85’) Maritzburg United 0

Black Leopards 1 (Obaje 41’) Kaizer Chiefs 3 (Mashamaite 4’, Nkhatha 65’, Baloyi 90+3’)

Orlando Pirates 1 (Klate 53’) Platinum Stars 0

University of Pretoria (Mosadi 90+1’) Moroka Swallows 1 (Nomvethe 8’)

Bidvest Wits 2 (Pattison 39’, Chapman 55’) Chippa (Carelse 9’)

AmaZulu 0-0 SuperSport

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Sunday Oliseh
El Clasico gave a glimpse of the future
Real Madrid were deserving winners of the El Clasico at the weekend. A closer look seems to reveal...

John Dykes
United’s Felli-good factor
He was on their books for 10 years as a player, won everything with them and even coached them last...

Emeka Enyadike
Conversations with Senzo
I woke up this morning to the rude shock of the senseless shooting of Senzo Meyiwa and I still...

Carol Radull
Let the chickens hatch K'ogalo
Last year was an exception but I think “it is written” that the Tusker Premier League must go down...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Listen to the fans Rodgers
While in the UK I decided to do what every Liverpool fan would try and do - catch a game.

Neil Tovey
Meyiwa will be missed
The untimely loss of Senzo Robert Meyiwa has been felt from the township of Umlazi to the Fifa...