NFD: Sunday match wrap
AmaZulu 1-2 Thanda Royal Zulu
Thanda scored on 23 minutes when Menzi Hlophe beat the off-side trap before putting the ball beyond Sage Stevens in goal for the home side.
But Usuthu were only behind for seven minutes, Zaid Patel levelling the game with a headed goal. The match remained level up until the closing minutes of the game when
Michael Gumede snatched a late winner for the team from Richards Bay.
Santos 0-2 Vasco da Gama
Vasco were in front on 11 minutes, Siphesihle Stuurman getting beyond the hosts’ defence before slotting past Tashrique Goldman. Following the goal, both sides had their chances to score, but it was only in the 81st minute that the next goal arrived, Darryl Smith netting after a Stuurman assist.
Mbombela United 1-1 Baroka FC
A scorching drive from Loyiso Simandla just before half time gave the NFD log leaders the lead. But a penalty from Victor Shongwe right at the death denied the Limpopo club maximum points at the Kanyamazane Stadium. The draw leaves Baroka just two points above second placed Highlands Park.