Chief, Pirates victories intensifies Absa premiership race
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa’s football giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates recorded victories in their premiership matches played in Soweto on Saturday.
Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs’ two goals from Reneilwe Letsholonyane at FNB Stadium and an own goal by Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez at Orlando Stadium gave the Soweto giants the much needed three vital points.
The victorties on Saturday saw Kaizer Chiefs win six-out-of-six premiership games thereby collecting a maximum of 18 points while Orlando Pirates’ lucky win saw them jump two places up the ladder to a credible third position.
The Amakhosi / University of Pretoria encounter was a close contest with Kaizer Chiefs only sailing through due to their experience and endurance, otherwise it was an evenly balanced affair.
Second positioned Ajax Cape Town beat visiting Free States Stars 2-1 in a match played at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town.
Two goals from Tashreeq Morris and Thabiso Nkoana were enough to see the Urban Warriors keep close check on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs at the top.
Free State Stars grabbed a goal through Paulus Masehe, but fell short of scoring another one to force a draw.
In Pretoria, former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund started with SuperSport on a high note following their 3-1 victory over Platinum Stars in an exciting match played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
A brace from Bradley Grobler and an own goal by Platinum Stars defender Gift Sithole saw Matsatsantsa aPitori collect the three valuable points for the first time while Dikwena’s poor performance push them closer to relegation zone.
– CAJ News
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