Pirates drop points as AmaZulu boost title hopes

Pirates drop points as AmaZulu boost title hopes
Fortune Makaringe of Orlando Pirates challenged by Kamohelo Mahlatsi of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Swallows and Orlando Pirates at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on the 24 April 2021 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Apr 24, 2021. 20:00

Orlando Pirates dropped points in the DStv Premiership as AmaZulu FC boosted their hopes of winning the competition on Saturday.

Pirates came from behind to hold Swallows FC to a 1-1 draw in the Soweto Derby clash with Tshegofatso Mabaso grabbing a late equalising goal at the Orlando Stadium.

The draw saw Pirates remain fourth on the league standings and they are now eight points behind leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns.

At the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium, AmaZulu climbed up to the second spot on the standings after securing a 2-1 win over TS Galaxy and they are now three points behind Sundowns.

While Black Leopards and SuperSport United both extended their winless runs in the league by playing to a 1-1 draw at the Thohoyandou Stadium.

As a result, Leopards remain rooted to the bottom of the log, though they are now just a point behind Chippa United and the relegation playoff berth, while SuperSport stay in sixth place.

Meanwhile, Stellenbosch FC fought back to hold Bloemfontein Celtic to a 1-1 draw at the Danie Craven Stadium with Junior Mendiate canceling out Sello Matjila’s opening goal.

The draw saw Stellenbosch and Celtic remain 12th and 10th respectively on the standings with six games left for both teams.

Lastly, Cape Town City claimed a 3-0 victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) at the Cape Town Stadium with Abdul Ajagun, Tashreeq Morris and Fagrie Lakay scoring.

The win took City to the sixth spot on the standings, while TTM remained 14th on the log.

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