DStv Premiership Wrap: Sundowns go five points clear; Chiefs win Soweto derby

DStv Premiership Wrap: Sundowns go five points clear; Chiefs win Soweto derby
Mosa Lebusa of Mamelodi Sundowns controls possession during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Marumo Gallants and Mamelodi Sundowns at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 7 November 2021 © Philip Maeta/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Sunday Nov 07, 2021. 20:37

Mamelodi Sundowns will go into the November international break holding a five-point lead atop the 2021/22 DStv Premiership standings.

The Brazilians built on their unbeaten start to the campaign with a 4-0 thumping of Marumo Gallants in Polokwane on Sunday evening. Themba Zwane, Peter Shalulile (two) and Pavol Safranko were on target for the defending champions who are yet to concede a goal this season.

Gallants, who remain rooted to the bottom of the league standings, are still waiting for their first top-flight win.

SuperSport United kicked off the weekend with a 2-1 comeback win over TS Galaxy at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday evening. Thamsanqa Gabuza and Sipho Mbule found the back of the net in quick succession to condemn the Rockets, who had scored the opener through Mthobisi Mngomezulu, to defeat.

On Saturday, a Keagan Dolly brace fired Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-1 win over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in the weekend’s marquee fixture. Dolly has been in outstanding form for the Amakhosi this campaign and scored a late, decisive penalty after Linda Mntambo had levelled matters.

Second-placed Stellenbosch FC are also still yet to lose a game this season but were held to a 0-0 draw by Golden Arrows in Saturday’s other fixture.

Five games followed on Sunday. High-flying Royal AM were able to extend their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at home to Baroka FC despite playing most of the match with 10-men following Given Mashikinya’s sending off. Bayzel Goldstone and Levy Mashiane scored for Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele and Thwihli Thwahla respectively.

Maritzburg United picked up a valuable point on the road in a 0-0 draw with Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Stadium as pressure continues to mount on Chilli Boys head coach Gavin Hunt.

Sekhukhune United scored a stoppage-time winner to condemn a struggling Swallows FC to a 1-0 defeat. Victory moved Sekhukhune back up to fifth spot on the league standings while Swallows fell down to 13th, having now failed to win in nine league matches.

In the weekend’s final fixture, Augustine Mulenga scored a brace to lead AmaZulu to a 2-0 win over Cape Town City. Victory moved Usuthu up to eighth and above the Citizens on the DStv Premiership standings.

Full list of results, 05-07 November: 


SuperSport United 2-1 TS Galaxy

Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Orlando Pirates

Stellenbosch FC 0-0 Golden Arrows

Royal AM 1-1 Baroka FC

Chippa United 0-0 Maritzburg United

Swallows FC 0-1 Sekhukhune United

Marumo Gallants 0-4 Mamelodi Sundowns

AmaZulu 2-0 Cape Town City

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