Stellenbosch, Swallows off to winning start

Stellenbosch, Swallows off to winning start
Joseph Mhlongo of Moroka Swallows celebrates goal with teammates during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Black Leopards and Moroka Swallows at Thohoyandou Stadium, Venda, on 20 December 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 05, 2021. 19:36

Swallows FC and Stellenbosch FC started the new year with victories in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday evening.

Stellies grabbed two second-half goals to secure a routine 2-0 victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

Marc Van Heerden opened the scoring to make it 1-0 to Stellenbosch in the 75th minute after being set-up by Daniel Van Rooyen.

Phathutshedzo Nange then sealed Stellenbosch’s 2-0 victory with his first goal for the club with nine minutes left on the clock.

Meanwhile, Swallows edged out Cape Town City 3-2 in an enthralling encounter at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.

Ruzaigh Gamiliden netted two quick goals in the 39th minute and 41st minute to hand Swallows a 2-0 lead heading in the half-time break.

City pulled one back through Mduduzi Mdantsane nine minutes into the second-half, but Junaid Sait restored Swallows’ two-goal lead with 14 minutes left.

Mdantsane completed his brace in stoppage time, but his goal proved to be a consolation as Swallows held on to win 3-2.

Lastly, Baroka were held to a 2-2 draw by TS Galaxy in a four-goal thriller at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Ananias Gebhardt and Gerald Phiri scored two quick goals in the 54th minute and on the hour-mark respectively to hand Baroka a 2-0 lead.

However, Mokete Mogaila pulled one back to make it 2-1 for Galaxy four minutes after the hour-mark with Mxolisi Macuphu providing an assist.

Macuphu then grabbed a late equalizing goal in the 86th minute and the encounter ended in a 2-2 draw.

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