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Draws For Chiefs & Sundowns, Pirates Win

Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu drew 1-1, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United drew 2-2, but Orlando Pirates picked up a 3-0 victory over Stellenbosch in Wednesday evening’s DStv Premiership matches.

Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 AmaZulu

Both teams ended the game with ten men as Chiefs and AmaZulu drew 1-1 at the FNB Stadium.

After Cole Alexander went wide in the fifth minute, it was the visitors who put on some early pressure. Siphesihle Maduna shot wide win the 15th minute, while two minutes later Daniel Apkeyi had to be alert to deny Augustine Mulenga.

However Chiefs were in front in the 20th minute through an own goal from Keagan Buchanan, as his attempt at a sliding clearance steered Keagan Dolly’s cross past Veli Mothwa.

Bernard Parker was off target in the 32nd minute, while Maduna went wide at the other end three minutes later. Makhehlene Makhaula was also off target just before the half-time whistle blew.

Five minutes into the second half Sinethemba Sithebe’s effort was on target, but Akpeyi saved comfortably. Thabo Qalinge had a good chance in the 56th minute, but his shot went across the goal and wide. Two minutes later Sithebe had another chance, but this time it was straight at Akpeyi.

At the other end, Keagan Dolly went close but Mothwa made a good save to deny his Bafana Bafana team-mate.

Chiefs were dealt a blow in the 60th minute, when Alexander picked up a second yellow card, and the home team were reduced to ten men.

AmaZulu were level in the 76th as Bonginkosi Ntuli came off the bench to score, getting a good touch to fellow substitute’s Andre De Jong’s cross.

Two minutes later De Jong had a great chance from close range, but his shot went straight at Akpeyi’s leg, and it deflected clear.

Lebogang Manyama’s free kick was on target in the 84th minute, but Mothwa saved easily.

Usuthu’s Samkelo Mgwazela joined Alexander for an early shower after he picked up a second yellow in the 85th minute.

In the end both teams had to settle for a point.

Mamelodi Sundowns 2-2 SuperSport United

Sundowns conceded their first goals of the league season as SuperSport came from two goals down to force a 2-2 draw in the Tshwane derby at Loftus Stadium.

After an early scare, as Thamsanqa Gabuza struck the crossbar in the opening minute, Sundowns took control of the possession and the momentum.

But while there were plenty of chances, SuperSport’s defence stood fast, that is until the 45th minute, when Neo Maema scored a great long-range goal to make it 1-0 at the half-time break.

Maema then set up Peter Shalulile, who made it 2-0 to Sundowns in the 49th minute, scoring his ninth of the season.

Gamphani Lungu pulled one back for SuperSport in the 69th minute, following up after Denis Onyango was unable to hold onto a shot. It was the first goal Sundowns have conceded in the league this season, having last conceded in May against the same SuperSport.

And SuperSport were level in the 80th minute, as Teboho Mokoena’s free kick bounced in front of Onyango and beat him into the bottom corner.

The league leaders remain unbeaten, and move further ahead, now six points clear at the top.

Stellenbosch 0-3 Orlando Pirates

Stellenbosch’s unbeaten run this season came to an end as they lost 3-0 to Pirates at the Danie Craven Stadium.

Collins Makgaka put Pirates in front in the 20th minute, set up by Deon Hotto. And two minutes later Hotto went from provider to scorer, as he doubled Pirates’ lead.

Hotto added his second just two minutes after the break to make it 3-0 to the visitors. 

Marumo Gallants 0-0 Maritzburg United

Earlier Gallants and Maritzburg played to a goalless draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Goalless in the first half, Gallants had a great opportunity to score from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute. However Marcel Engelhardt was up to the task and saved Thabo Mnyamane’s effort.

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