Downs, Bucs heat up PSL race

Orlando Pirates joined Mamelodi Sundowns at the top of the South African Premiership league table on Wednesday after Tokelo Ranties scored the only goal in their win over AmaZulu.

Ranties put Pirates ahead after just five minutes and they held their advantage at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban as AmaZulu missed a string of chances which keeps them hanging midtable.

Sundowns were held to a goalless draw by the Golden Arrows, but despite their fifth game without a win still cling to the top spot ahead of Pirates on goal difference.

Meanwhile, the Free State Stars renewed their title hopes by climbing to fourth after a 2-1 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic.

Dove Wome scored the opener for the Stars after eight minutes, while Paulus Masehe extended the advantage after 46 minutes following a fumble by Celtic keeper Thabani Stemmer.

David Mathebula netted his ninth goal of the season in the third minute for Moroka Swallows, who whipped Bidvest Wits 3-0.

Own goal
Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela scored an own goal in the opening minute handing Swallows the lead, and a 21st-minute strike from Bennette Chenene inflicted a blow the Wits never recovered from.

Meanwhile, a 10th-minute goal from Santos star scorer Eleazar Rodgers could not keep Platinum Stars from a 2-1 victory.

Stars had a dry first half, but struck in quick succession after the break, with Vuyo Mere firing in a penalty after a Thabiso Ntloana foul, and two minutes later Patrick Malokase headed the ball into the net from an unmarked corner.

Ajax Cape Town clawed their way to a 2-1 win against Jomo Cosmos thanks to 10th minute goal from Bernard Loke.

Ranked last in the standings, Cosmos looked set for their third win of the season until Khama Billiat scored in the 81st minute, followed four minutes later by a winner off Alcardo van Graan’s foot.

Maritzburg and Supersport United played out a goalless draw. — AFP

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Related stories

WELCOME TO YOUR M&G

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Advertising

Latest stories

Women who kill: ‘Categories that rely on gender norms not...

Female killers usually do so for three reasons – psychopathy, greed and because they’re abused – but there is gender bias even in murder

Sabotage and corruption at Eskom’s worst power plant goes unpunished

A forensic report details how Tutuka power station is being crippled by current and former employees

Champions League final preview: A tale of revenge for Liverpool

The Reds are the favourites this time around, but they must not let emotions of the past cloud their heads when they face Real Madrid on Saturday

Stellenbosch Mafia mindset plays out in racist incidents at Maties

A white student urinating on a black student’s property has brought into focus a strong undercurrent of racism
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×