Pirates & Chiefs boost CAF ambitions, Downs clinch title

Pirates & Chiefs boost CAF ambitions, Downs clinch title
Keagan Dolly of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with Edmilson Dove and Mduduzi Shabalala during DStv Premiership 2022/23 football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC at Soccer City on 01 April 2023 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Apr 02, 2023. 20:09

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs recorded important victories on matchday 24 of the 2022-23 DStv Premiership season.

Goals from Terrence Dzvukamanja and Monnapule Saleng earned Pirates a 2-0 victory over a struggling Richards Bay side in Durban.

Pirates’ Soweto rivals, Chiefs boosted their ambitions of finishing second and qualifying for the CAF Champions League by defeating Stellenbosch FC 2-1 in Johannesburg.

Chiefs, who netted through Ashley du Preez and Keagan Dolly, are placed fourth on the standings – level on points with second-placed Pirates and third-placed SuperSport United.

Mamelodi Sundowns, on the other hand, clinched the 2022-23 DStv Premiership title without even kicking a ball after SuperSport dropped points.

SuperSport drew 1-1 with Chippa United in Gqeberha on Saturday and as a result, Sundowns clinched a record-extending sixth successive league championship.

Furthermore, SuperSport slipped down to the third spot on the league standings with Pirates leapfrogging the Tshwane giants.

Meanwhile, Swallows FC moved further away from the relegation zone after securing a 1-0 win over AmaZulu FC in Durban courtesy of Kagiso Malinga’s first-half strike.

The action continued on Sunday with Sekhukhune United holding their top eight rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows to a 0-0 draw in Durban.

Lastly, Maritzburg United eased their relegation fears by claiming a 2-1 win over an in-form TS Galaxy side in Nelspruit thanks to Amadou Soukouna’s winning goal.

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