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Saturday’s DSTV Premiership Results

Mamelodi Sundowns returned to the summit of the league as they headlined Saturday’s DSTV Premiership results.

While Sundowns beat Stellenbosch 3-0, all three other matches ended in 1-1 draws.

Orlando Pirates 1-1 Baroka

Pirates and Baroka had to make do with a share of the points on Saturday afternoon, but it was so close to being a surprise win for the visitors.

After a goalless first half, Junior Gebhardt opened the scoring for the visitors when he pounced on a mistake from Richard Ofori to make it 1-0.

And just when it looked like Baroka would get the three points, substitute Tshegofatso Mabasa grabbed an equaliser in the dying minutes to spare Pirates’ blushes.

TS Galaxy 1-1 Golden Arrows

TS Galaxy scored a stoppage time equaliser to force a 1-1 draw against Arrows on Saturday afternoon.

Pule Mmodi had given Arrows the lead with twenty minutes to play, as he pounced on a defensive error at the back.

But the home team kept pressing for the equaliser and just before the final whistle Shaun Mogaila scored the goal that drew them level.

Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 Stellenbosch

In a match that was dedicated to the late Anele Ngcongca, Mamelodi Sundowns made light work of Stellenbosch as they won 3-0 on Saturday evening.

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Sundowns were in the lead as early as the seventh minute, when Peter Shalulile headed in Kermit Erasmus’s cross.

In the 26th minute Erasmus doubled the lead, banged in with his left foot after being set up by Shalulile.

Just after the hour mark Erasmus turned provider again, and Zwane finished off to make it 3-0.

Amazulu 1-1 Cape Town City

Amazulu took the lead from the penalty spot through former City striker Lehlohonolo Majoro in the 4th minute, though it was fortunate, as the striker had actually been fouled by Taariq Fielies just outside the box.

While Cape Town City dominated possession and looked dangerous, and eventually Ghanaian import Prince Opoku levelled matters for City in the 40th minute, blasting in his first goal of the season with his left foot.

Peter Leeuwenburgh was called into action on the hour mark to deny another former City striker Siphelele Mthembu, who had come off the bench. Mthembu was denied by a last ditch Fielies tackle moments later.

With twenty minutes to go Amazulu were reduced to 10 men when Majoro fouled City captain Thami Mkhize with a rash challenge.

However City were unable to take full advantage of their superior numbers, and the game ended in a draw.

Siphiwe Tshabalala was an unused substitute for Usuthu on the day, making his first appearance on the bench since joining the club.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.