Sundowns Draw, AmaZulu Up To Fifth
Mamelodi Sundowns moved four points clear at the top of the DStv Premiership after they drew with Black Leopards, while AmaZulu moved up to fifth after beating TTM earlier in the day.
AmaZulu 2-0 Tshakhuma
AmaZulu beat TTM 2-0 at Kings Park Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The home team took the lead as early as 7th minute, when TTM conceded an own goal though Lebohang Mabotja.
It was enough to get Usuthu the lead at the break, though Veli Mothwa had to make a few saves, as the visitors chased an equaliser.
Usuthu doubled their lead in the 83rd minute through substitute Siphesihle Maduna.
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Black Leopards
Leopards scored late to hold Sundowns to a 1-1 draw at Loftus Stadium on Sunday evening.
It took just ten minutes for Sundowns to take the lead as Mosa Lebusa headed in from a Lyle Lakay corner
Themba Zwane hit the woodwork in the 33rd minute, before Jonas Mendes pulled off a good stop to deny Lebohang Maboe on the follow up.
Just before halftime Sibusiso Khumalo came close to scoring against his former team, but his shot struck the upright and went behind.
Unfortunately moments later Khumalo would have to leave the pitch injured after a clash with Maboe, and there was a long break as he received medical treatment.
One nil to the log leaders at the break.
Mendes made a save in the 50th minute to deny Lebusa from another Lakay corner, as the pair almost repeated their goal combination from the first half.
Sundowns continued to control the tempo of the game, but Leopards remained hopeful with just the one goal lead.
And it paid off as Rodrick Kabwe scored a goal out of nowhere, back-heeling Rodney Ramagalela’s low cross into the goal in the 80th minute.
A missed opportunity for Sundowns to increase their lead at the top of the table by more, but they still have games in hand. And they can take heart that apart from AmaZulu, none of the other teams in the top eight won on the weekend.
Leopards will take the point, and while they remain bottom of the table, they move to three points behind Tshakhuma.