Black Leopards stunned Orlando Pirates, while AmaZulu and Maritzburg Utd drew in Sunday’s games in the DStv Premiership.
AmaZulu 0-0 Maritzburg Utd
It was points shared in the KZN derby as Amazulu and Maritzburg played to a goalless draw at Kings Park Stadium.
It was a tightly-fought first half but the two teams couldn’t get be separated in the first half, though Lehlohonolo Majoro went close in the 40th minute when his well struck shot hit the woodwork.
Majoro went close again on the counter attack early in the second half, but this time Jethren Barr made a good save.
Barr had to be alert to deny Thapelo Xoko’s free kick in the 82nd minute, making a good diving save.
Usuthu had their chances, especially in the second half, but just couldn’t find the winner.
Black Leopards 2-0 Orlando Pirates
Leopards handed Pirates their second defeat of the season with a good 2-0 win at the Thohoyandou Stadium.
Despite some early initiative from Pirates, it was the home team that took control of the game and were in the lead on the half hour mark, as Innocent Maela scored an own goal from a Roderick Kabwe corner. Only moments earlier Maela had almost scored into his own net, but his attempted clearance hit the woodwork, and it went out for the corner that led to the goal.
Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Kabwe making no mistake, after being set up excellently by Ovidy Karuru to give Lidoda Duvha a two goal advantage at the break. Some great work by Rodney Ramagalela in the build-up too, with the veteran striker causing a lot of problems for the Pirate defence.
A valuable and deserved win for Dylan Kerr’s men, who jump out of bottom spot with this result.