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

Football | National First Division

Broderick Burds © Backpagepix

NFD leaders up the tempo



The National First Division resumed with a bang on Wednesday afternoon with 17 goals being scored in six matches as all the top sides registered wins to keep the title race tight at the top.

Log leaders Mpumalanga Black Aces kept their position on top of the table as they came back from a goal down to beat Jomo Cosmos 2-1 at the Themba Senamela Stadium.

Ezenkosi opened the scoring through Broderick Burds, but goals from Zaid Patel and Thabang Rooi handed Amazayoni maximum points to leave them with 29 points from 14 matches.

Second-placed Thanda Royal Zulu ensured that they remain within striking distance as they bounced back from a disappointing loss to beat a struggling Dynamos side 2-0 at the Richards Bay Sports Stadium.

Mlungisi Ngubane’s men are still three point adrift of Aces, but they hold the advantage of having one game in hand.

Milano United also ended their three match winless streak in style as they defeated neighbours FC Cape Town 2-0 in their midweek Cape derby.

Devon Saal and Ganief Stellenboom scored for the newly-promoted side to leave them in third place with 22 points and still with a good chance of battling it out for promotion.

Meanwhile, Santos also showed their renewed intentions of challenging for the title when they thrashed Polokwane City 4-1 at the Athlone Stadium.

Tebogo Masaole, Edwin Sitayitayi, Salmaan King and Ricardo Skippers were all on target to help the Peoples' Team move up to fifth place with 20 points.

However, there was no joy for fellow Cape side Vasco Da Gama as they were on the receiving end of a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Sivutsa Stars, while Blackburn Rovers earned valuable points with a 1-0 away win over United FC.

The match between African Warriors and Roses United was postponed to Thursday, February 21, while the clash between Witbank Spurs and FC AK could not take place as the latter failed to honour the fixture.

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

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...