Benni McCarthy’s AmaZulu side moved up to third after a 1-0 victory over Black Leopards, while Bloemfontein Celtic climbed to tenth as they beat TS Galaxy 2-1 in Sunday afternoon’s DStv Premiership fixtures.
AmaZulu join second-placed Golden Arrows on 37 points, but Arrows have a superior goal difference. The two KZN clubs are three points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, however Sundowns have three games in hand.
Black Leopards 0-1 AmaZulu
AmaZulu came away 1-0 winners in a tight match against Lidoda Duvha at Thohoyandou Stadium.
It was a goalless first half in Limpopo, as the bottom-of-the-table home side took on an in-form Usuthu side.
And it was AmaZulu who took the lead in the 58th minute as Sinethemba Sithebe found the back of the net.
Luvuyo Memela had a chance to double the lead, but his attempt just after the hour mark was saved by Jose Mendes.
Thabo Qalinge made his debut for AmaZulu as he came off the bench for the last twenty minutes.
A good win for Benni McCarthy’s who continue to their climb up the table.
Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 TS Galaxy
Bloem Celtic picked up a much-needed win as they beat Galaxy 2-1 at the Dr Molemela Stadium.
Celtic were awarded a penalty in the 12th minute when Menzi Masuku was adjudged to have been brought down by Given Msimango. Masuku stepped and sent Marlon Heugh the wrong way.
Mxolisi Macuphu had a chance for Galaxy just after the half hour mark, but his attempt from outside the box went just wide.
Galaxy were level in the 38th minute as Mlungisi Mbunjana ran onto a pass from Macuphu and drilled in a low shot past Jackson Mabokgwane.
Victor Letsoalo put Celtic back into the lead three minutes into the second half, with a great strike from outside the area, after being set up by Masuku.
Galaxy pushed hard for an equaliser, including Wayde Lekay having a decent call for a penalty, but John Maduka’s men held on for an important win.