Sunday Dec 19, 2021. 09:00
Saturday’s DStv Premiership action saw the Western Cape clubs come out on top, while the other two games failed to produce a winner.
Ten-man Cape Town City staged a dramatic comeback as they beat Swallows 2-1 at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night, with Abbubaker Mobara sent off for the hosts just before half-time.
The Birds got off to a flying start when Monnapule Saleng broke the deadlock after just 18 minutes, but City came out like a team possessed in the second half and restored parity through Idumba Fasika on 63 minutes before Mpho Makola clinched the winner eight minutes from time.
Eric Tinkler’s side climbed to ninth in the standings on 22 points after extending their unbeaten run in the league to six matches. Swallows are unmoved in 14th spot following a third game without victory.
Earlier in the evening, Stellenbosch recorded their first win in eight attempts when they edged Baroka 1-0 at the Danie Craven Stadium, where Kganyane Letsoenyo scored the only goal of the contest in the 80th minute.
Stellies find themselves as Mamelodi Sundowns’ closest challengers in second position, with Bakgaga rooted to the foot of the table on 10 points, still three adrift of safety.
Elsewhere, Sekhukhune United and SuperSport United shared the spoils in a goalless draw at Emirates Airline Park, while Golden Arrows and TS Galaxy could not be separated after their clash at the Princess Magogo Stadium finished 1-1.
After a goalless first half in KwaMashu, Sbonelo Cele (54′) quickly canceled out Wayde Lekay’s 51st-minute opener for the Rockets, who almost came away with nothing from the game, but Arrows substitute Knox Mutizwa failed to convert a late penalty.
Just two places and one point separates Babina Noko (sixth) and Matsatsantsa (eight) after 16 rounds of action. Meanwhile, Abafana Bes’thende slipped to 10th spot and the Rockets are down in 13th position, just two points above the bottom-two.