Kaizer Chiefs made it three wins in a row, while Mamelodi Sundowns were frustrated by Bloemfontein Celtic, in Tuesday’s DStv Premiership action.
Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila
Kaizer Chiefs made it three wins in as many games, when they beat TTM 3-0 at the FNB Stadium.
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo opened the scoring for Chiefs in the 18th minute, a good quality finish, after bringing a high ball down and controlling well from a Samir Nurkovic pass.
Ngcobo’s goal was enough to give Chiefs a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Lebogang Manyama, with his first touch after coming on as a substitute, made it two in the 66th minute, after being well set up by Happy Mashiane.
TTM were reduced to ten men in the 83rd minute when Alfred Ndengane was sent off, a second booking after a foul on Nurkovic.
Mashiane made it 3-0 in the 90th minute, with Manyama providing the assist this time.
Chiefs were also reduced to ten when Parker received a second yellow in stoppage time.
Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic
Celtic held on to force a goalless draw against a Sundowns team, who will wonder just how they didn’t score.
As expected Sundowns controlled proceedings in the first half, but they weren’t creating as many clear-cut chances as they would have liked.
However Kermit Erasmus should have opened the scoring in the 35th minute, but Jackson Mabokgwane did well to close Erasmus down and save his shot. Moments later Celtic could have gone ahead, but Siphelele Luthuli’s effort was cleared off the line.
At halftime it remained goalless at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium.
Celtic had to replace their goalkeeper early in the second half and Sipho Chaine came on for the injured Mabokgwane.
Peter Shalulile had the ball in the back of the net in the 54th minute, but was adjudged to have used a hand in controlling the ball and the goal was disallowed, and the Namibian was booked. Two minutes later Erasmus went close again, but this time it was the crossbar that denied him.
Sundowns piled on the pressure in the final stages of the game, but Celtic were resilient.
A second consecutive goalless draw for the league leaders, who now open the door for second-placed Swallows to possible over take them, if they beat Chippa United tomorrow.