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PSL strikes on a go slow for goals

By NAKAMPE LEKWADU

IT was that week of less than goals as players decided to be very economical in terms of goals after less than 15 goals were scored in the past weekend.

Out of the seven league matches that saw most of the clubs playing their fourth games, none of the 14 clubs managed to score three goals with the biggest winners on goals as only Kaizer Chiefs and Pretoria University who recorded 2-0 victories apiece.

Chiefs brushed aside Maritzburg United with a 2-0 drubbing on Saturday night in a league match played at the FNB Stadium while AmaTuks beat Bloemfontein Celtic with the same margin in an earlier match also played on Saturday at the AmaTuks Stadium in Tshwane.

 The victory for Chiefs, the second in four matches with the other two having ended in a defeat plus a draw, saw them moved to the fifth position on the log with seven points. As for AmaTuks, the win against Celtic was the first one in four matches with the other two matches having ended in two defeats and one draw and they are lying on the nineth position with four points.

Elsewhere SuperSport United scored a late equaliser to deny Mpumalanga Black Aces with maximum points. This after AmaZayoni a lead at the stroke of half time via the ever-green Mabuti Khenyeza, but it was not meant to be as the veteran David “DVD” Mathebula had another option as he levelled the matters to 1-1 with only ten minutes remaining to full time. Mathebula’s equaliser silenced Aces fans who came in their large numbers at the state-of-art Mbombela Stadium.

The draw saw Matsatsantsa A Pitori maintained their unbeaten records in four matches and they are still on top of the log with 10 points from three victories and one draw.

In an interesting twist, AmaZulu moved to the second position with nine points after their narrow 1-0 victory over Moroka Swallows while Polokwane City continued to wonder in the bigger league and this time after they lost 2-1 at home to Golden Arrows at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. This defeat was their fourth in a row as the rookie side is failing to live to its motto, Arise and Shine, and they are still in the bottom rock of the log with 0 point from four matches.

On the other side, Ajax Cape Town’ struggle continued when they lost 1-0 away to BidVest Wits. The Urban Warriors have only managed to bag one point from one draw while the other three matches ended in defeats.

In the only match that did not produce any goals, Platinum Stars and Free State Stars played to a goalless. The two side remain on the seventh (Platinum) and eighth (Free State) positions respectively with six and five points respectively.

The league action resumed tomorrow and Wednesday with all the clubs taking each other for more points.

The full fixtures:

Tomorrow: Ajax Cape Town v Mamelodi Sundowns (Cape Town), Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs (Free State), BidVest Wits v AmaZulu (BidVest)

 

Wednesday: Golden Arrows v Free State Stars (King Zwelithini), SuperSport United v Moroka Swallows (Lucas Moripe), Platinum Stars v University of Pretoria (Royal Bafokeng), Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City (Orlando) and Maritzburg United v Black Aces (Harry Gwala). All the matches start at 7.30pm.

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