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Sekhukhune Announces Themselves In GAC

The Glad Africa Championship kicked off this past weekend, with six matches played between Friday and Sunday.

With the games played behind-closed-doors, and none televised, and no other media allowed access to games in South Africa yet, supporters and journalists had to rely on social media updates for information on the games, and that came with mixed results.

Friday 27 November

Cape Town Spurs 1-1 Polokwane City

Riyaad Norodien scored on debut for Spurs (formerly Ajax) on his return to the club, but Mpho Mvelase equalised for Polokwane within a minute of Norodien’s strike in a one-all draw

Cape Town All Stars 1-1 JDR Stars

Temptation Chiwunga scored a penalty to give the visitors the lead, but Lucky Setelele was on hand with an equaliser for the home team.

Saturday 28 November

Sekhukhune United 4-0 Royal AM

Johnny Ferreira’s Sekhukhune had a fantastic second half to mark their debut as a club as former Jomo Cosmos striker Chibuike Ohizu scored a brace, while Katlego Cwinyane and Thulani Ndledla also netted.
Royal AM coach Mike Lukhubeni was reportedly suspended by the club after the game, and could be the first casualty in the league this season.

Free State Stars 0-1 Uthongathi

Meanwhile Ferreira’s former team Uthongathi won at Goble Park thanks to a goal from former Orlando Pirates player Issa Sarr.

TS Sporting 2-3 Cape United

Edson Khumalo, Roscoe Pietersen (penalty) and Sekela Sithole scored for Cape United as they beat TS Sporting. Sporting had Khotso Malope and Percy Nkabinde (penalty) on the score sheet.

Sunday 29 November

AmaTuks 1-0 Richards Bay

Tebogo Mohlamonyane scored early and it proved to be the winner for Tuks against Richards Bay in the only game on Sunday.

Fixtures resume this week, and it will be a chance for Steenberg United and Jomo Cosmos to play their first games of the season.

This is the midweek schedule:

Tuesday 1 December

Royal AM v Cape Town Spurs
Steenberg United v TS Sporting
Jomo Cosmos v Sekhukhune United

Wednesday 2 December

Richards Bay v Cape Town All Stars
Cape United v Free State Stars
JDR Stars v AmaTuks

Newly promoted Bizana Pondo Chiefs and Pretoria Callies will only begin their campaigns on the 5th and 6th of December respectively.

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.