MDC : Weekend Wrap
Twenty three goals were scored during round 13 of the Multichoice Diski Challenge over the weekend.
Competition favourites Mamelodi Sundowns consolidated their position at the top of the league table, after completing a 1-0 victory against a ten-man SuperSport United at the TUT Stadium on Sunday.
Bafana Ba Style are now two points clear of Golden Arrows at the top of the league standings, thanks in part to Ntandoyenkosi Ngubane scoring the team’s 27th goal of the tournament this weekend. Ngubane produced a well-taken finish, from a corner.
All five of the matches contested on Sunday produced results.
Bidvest Wits got the ball rolling when Joaqium Lupeta and Luvuyo Mkatshana helped their team to a 2-1 victory against Maritzburg United at Sturrock Park. Wits produced a dominant performance throughout and all Maritzburg could muster was a consolation goal from Ryan Moon in the 81st minute of the match.
Black Aces were taught a lesson in football when they hosted Free State Stars at the Nike Centre on Sunday. Aces are now firmly entrenched at the bottom of the league standings, while Stars – who have not covered themselves in glory this season – have a little more breathing space. Goals from Keagan De Klerk, Thethani Mbuyiselo, Tshepo Mothiba and Iwana Tholang helped secure a compelling 4-2 victory on the afternoon. Judas Moseamedi netted a brace for the home team with two goals in the last 20 minutes.
KwaZulu-Natal team Golden Arrows climbed up to second in the league standings, when they beat Pretoria University 3-1 at the King Zwelethini Stadium. Kwanele Hlongwane and Kaleb Parusanath secured the result for the home team. Hlongwane scored a brace – early in the first half and again in the second half. Parusanath made it 3-0, after firing home from close range. Tuks could only muster an injury time goal.
Meanwhile Orlando Pirates dropped further down the league table, when they suffered a 0-1 defeat against Jomo Cosmos at the Rand Stadium. A 45th minute goal from Denver Mukamba was all the visiting team needed to secure the victory.
In the only shared result of the weekend, Bloemfontein Celtic and Polokwane City played to a 1-1 draw at the Noordelikes Rugby Club on Saturday.
Rendani Ndou 89th minute goal for Polokwane earned his side the point after Tshegofatso Mabaso had put Celtic ahead with a 25th minute penalty.
The result was of little consequence for Celtic but it did hamper Polokwane City’s prospects of winning the league, where they have now lost ground to Golden Arrows and Sundowns.
Ajax Cape Town moved into the top eight of the league standings, following a 3-1 victory against Chippa United at Ikamva.
Justin Jacobus (who scored twice) and Colin Ryan did all the damage for the Urban Warriors.
Finally Kaizer Chief waltzed home against Platinum Stars, also on Saturday, securing a 2-0 victory against the hosts at the Huhudi Stadium. Andisiwe Mtsila and Emmanuel Letlotlo were the chief destroyers for Amakhosi.