Only a few matches were played during this week. These were ABSA Premier League matches and here is a summary of the results.
In a surprise result on Tuesday night, Ajax Cape Town would not allow Kaizer Chiefs to embarrass them in their own backyard and used a late goal to make that point. Morris took a late shot at goal in the eighty-seventh minute to snatch all the spoils in the match and send shock waves reverberating in the League that they are not as dead as everybody thought. Could this be their resurgence? We wait and see.
Last night in Johannesburg, it was a battle of the ‘clever’ boys. Bidvest Wits were hosting Pretoria University, better known as the TUKS. Of the scoreboard is anything to go by, the most people will be sending their children to Wits as they proved cleverer than their Pretorian counterparts. They needed a single strike in the sixty-fourth minute by Pappy to make away with the three points of the match.
Is it a bird? Yes, it is a bird but with broken wings. This is what the aptly named Golden Arrows theatrically did to the Moroka Swallows when they met in a league match last night. And Arrows actually made short work of their visitors because as early as the nineteenth minute, they had already put two past the Birds’ goal, the first coming in the thirteenth minute through a penalty by Khuboni followed by a wonderful strike by Ntuli six minutes later. The consolation goal came through powerful Mngomeni three minutes to the end of the match.
The trip to Gauteng was not a productive one for Free State Stars who lost all the three points to resurgent Mamelodi Sundowns. Sundowns scored in either half to claim the spoils in an otherwise uneventful match. The floodgates were opened by C. Malajila in the twenty-seventh minute with a reply strike coming in at the start of the second half from Abraw. An emphatic closure to the subject of who takes the spoils came in the eighty-sixth minute from veteran striker, S. Moriri. It must have been a quiet bus ride back home.
The Limpopo team, Polokwane City was almost embarrassed in front of their own fans as a result of a single strike from Dlamini, thirty-three minutes into the match. The half time pep talk and rest worked wonders for the hosts who came and managed to put away one goal as early after the break as the sixty-second through star striker, Nzimande.