Bucs win, Chiefs defeat in DStv Prem openers

Bucs win, Chiefs defeat in DStv Prem openers
Zakhele Lepasa of Orlando Pirates challenged by Givemore Khupe of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 football match between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC at Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg on 06 August 2022 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Aug 06, 2022. 22:22

Orlando Pirates got their DStv Premiership campaign off to a winning start on Saturday afternoon, while rivals Kaizer Chiefs succumbed to a defeat at the hands of Royal AM at the Chatsworth stadium.

The Buccaneers managed to claim their first three points of the league season, as they fought off Swallows FC at the Orlando Stadium.

Pirates, under the guidance of new coach Jose Riveiro, played free flowing attacking football for most of the encounter. New acquisition Bienvenu Eva Nga opened his account for the Sea Robbers, with his effort in the 10 minutes being the only goal of the game.

In carrying on from their spectacular debut season in the DStv Premiership , Royal AM defeated Chiefs at the Chatsworth. Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento opened the scoring in the first minute of the game.

While Chiefs saw the majority of the ball throughout the encounter, it was the Brazilian’s effort early on that was enough for Royal AM to secure maximum points.

Also, Marumo Gallants and Stellenbosch FC played to a 0-0 draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, in what was an even affair throughout the encounter. The two sides shared the shots at goal statistic (11) and pass accuracy numbers (86%), while the possession count proved to be around the 50/50 mark throughout the 90 minutes.

DStv Premiership newcomers, Richards Bay hosted Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium, recording a pragmatic 2-0 win in their first top flight match. Arrows dominated the game but it was the Natal Rich Boys who made the most of their chances.

Elsewhere, Maritzburg United hosted Sekhukhune United at the Harry Gwala Stadium in the final game on Saturday night, with the tie ending in a 1-1 stalemate.


Marumo Gallants 0 – 0 Stellenbosch FC

Orlando Pirates 1-0 Swallows FC

Golden Arrows 0-2 Richards Boys

Royal AM 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs

Maritzburg United 1-1 Sekhukhune United

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