Saturday Jan 14, 2023. 20:13
Richards Bay FC, Orlando Pirates and Sekhukhune United capped off the latest round of DStv Premiership action with crucial wins, while Chippa United and Cape Town City share the spoils.
While Gallants created more goal scoring opportunities, the Natal Rich Boyz made the most of their chances as goals from Sanele Barnes and Tshepo Mabua were enough for the Durban side to collect maximum points.
Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates returned to winning ways after their 3-1 victory against Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium in the adjacent fixture.
The Soweto giants dominated the encounter from the get go, while Arrows sat back in soaking up the pressure. However, Pirates’ individual quality were too much for the visitors to handle as Monnapule Saleng, Terrence Dzvukamanja and Vincent Pule got their names on the scoresheet for the Buccaneers.
Over in the Eastern Cape, Chippa United welcomed Cape Town City to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the 5:30pm fixture as the two sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. The Mother City team saw most of the ball throughout the 90 minutes and created more efforts on target as well.
An own goal by Justice Chabalala put the Chilli Boys on the back foot in the 28th minute, however, the home team levelled matters on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a strike by Etiosa Ighodaro.
Also, Sekhukhune United made it three wins out of three in the league this weekend, after they recorded a 1-0 victory against Stellenbosch FC at the Danie Craven Stadium.
Babina Noko’s upturn in form was evident throughout the encounter and looked solid in and out of possession. Chibuike Ohizu’s headed effort in the 34th minute was enough for Sekhukhune to walk away with maximum points while the defeat leaves Stellenbosch winless in eight league games.
Saturday, 14 January
Marumo Gallants 0-2 Richards Bay
Orlando Pirates 3-1 Golden Arrows
Stellenbosch FC 0-1 Sekhukhune United
Chippa United 1-1 Cape Town City