Swallows scored an equaliser deep into stoppage time to force a 1-1 draw against Mamelodi Sundowns, while there were wins for Chippa United, Amazulu and Orlando Pirates in Saturday’s DStv Premiership action.
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Swallows
Swallows scored in stoppage time to force a 1-1 draw with Sundowns in a tightly-contested top-of-the-table clash at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium.
After an initial flurry from Swallows, Sundowns began to take control of the game and created a few half-chances.
But it took 44 minutes for Sundowns to find the opener, as Kermit Erasmus scored his 3rd league of the season, after being played into space by George Maluleka.
Swallows fought hard for an equaliser in the second half, and it paid off deep into stoppage time as substitute and former Sundowns’ player Musa Nyatama scored a dramatic late equaliser to maintain Swallows’ unbeaten record. Nyatama followed up from a free kick to pounce after Denis Onyango’s initial save.
Black Leopards 0-3 Chippa United
Chippa picked up their second consecutive win under Dan Malesela as they comfortably beat Leopards 3-0 at Thohoyandou Stadium.
Andile Mbenyane put Chippa in the lead in the 20th minute, as he slotted the ball past Jonas Mendes to make it 1-0.
Maloisane Mokhele made it two just before half-time, heading in Peter Maloisane’s cross.
Things got tougher for Leopards five minutes into the second half when Edwin Gyimah was sent off.
Veteran Kurt Lentjies got on the scoresheet again, as he made it 3-0 with 15 minutes to go.
Stellenbosch 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs
Stellenbosch and Chiefs couldn’t be separated at the Danie Craven Stadium, and the match ended goalless.
The draw ended Chiefs run of wins, and they’ll hope to get back to winning ways when they face Baroka midweek at the FNB Stadium.
Maritzburg United 0-1 Orlando Pirates
Pirates picked up all three points with a narrow 1-0 win against Maritzburg at the Harry Gwala Stadium.
Deon Hotto gave Pirates the lead five minutes before halftime as it got to to the end of a Bongani Sam ball and made no mistake.
The home team threatened to get back into the game in the second half, but Josef Zinnbauer’s team were able to hold on for the much-needed win.
Baroka 0-2 AmaZulu
AmaZulu got back to winning ways under Benni McCarthy when they beat Baroka 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Bongi Ntuli gave Usuthu the lead, scoring for the visitors in the 20th minute, heading in Sibusiso Mabiliso’s cross.
Substitute Siphelele Magubane wrapped up the result in the 87th minute.
CAF Confederation Cup
Rivers United 3-0 Bloemfontein Celtic
Celtic crashed out of the CAF Confederation Cup after they lost to 3-0 Rivers at the Charles De Gaulle Stadium in Benin. Godwin Aguda scored a brace while Fortune Omoniwari added the third.
Rivers win 5-0 on aggregate.
Rivers had won the first leg 2-0 in South Africa, and this second leg tie had to be rescheduled and played in a neutral country, as Celtic were unable to go to Nigeria for the second leg due to the Nigerian government’s Covid-19 regulations.