There were victories for Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Sunday in the DSTV Premiership, as Sundowns returned to top of the table.
Mamelodi Sundowns 4-3 Amazulu
Lehlohonolo Majoro put Usuthu into the lead at Loftus in the 14th minute when he took full advantage of a defensive error from Ricardo Nascimento. But it was a short lived lead as five minutes later Themba Zwane blasted in an equaliser with his right foot, beating Siyabonga Mbatha at his near post. Two minutes later Zwane was on target again, this time with his left, placing it past Mbatha. And it was a hat trick by the 30th minute, after Zwane neatly finished off a pass from Kermit Erasmus.
Amazulu were awarded a penalty early in the second half after a handball from Nascimento and while Kennedy Mweene saved Amigo Memela’s initial effort, Memela was able to score the rebound to cut the deficit. Peter Shalulile made it four for Sundowns, when he headed in Lyle Lakay’s corner in the 56th minute.The goals kept coming though as Sandile Khumalo pulled one back from Usuthu moments later, heading in from an Amazulu corner. Victory for Sundowns, and they return to the top of the table.
Cape Town City 4-2 Bloemfontein Celtic
Mdu Mdantsane continued his scoring form for City as he gave the home side the lead in the 16th minute at Cape Town Stadium. Fagrie Lakay doubled the lead, before Ndumiso Mabena pulled one back for Celtic from the penalty spot, after Taariq Fielies committed a foul in the box. Thabo Nodada made it three for City before halftime, with a powerful shot. Menzi Masuku pulled one back for Celtic with 20 minutes to go in the second half, but Nodada was on target again in the 77th minute, heading in for his brace.
TTM 1-0 Baroka
A goalless first half between TTM and Baroka, but TTM will feel hard done by after Thabo Rakhale was denied on debut by an incorrect offside call. It got worse when Rhulani Manzini missed from the penalty spot. But in the end Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila got the win, with substitute Justin Shonga grabbing a last minute winner, which ended Baroka’s unbeaten run.