Stellenbosch upset Bucs, SuperSport off to a strong start

Stellenbosch upset Bucs, SuperSport off to a strong start
Deano van Rooyen of Stellenbosch FC celebrates victory at the final whistle during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 game between Stellenbosch FC and Orlando Pirates at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on 5 August 2023 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Aug 05, 2023. 22:00

Saturday’s DStv Premiership action was headlined by an upset 1-0 win for Stellenbosch FC over heavyweights Orlando Pirates at the Danie Craven Stadium, in one of four matches played across the country.

Stellies, thanks to a well-taken goal late in the first half from Antonio Van Wyk and a resilient defensive showing, proved too strong for the Buccaneers and deservedly claimed all three points on offer.

In the afternoon matches, Golden Arrows and Moroka Swallows settled for a 1-1 draw at the Mpumalanga Stadium after goals from Siyanda Mthanti and Tshegofatso Mabasa, while SuperSport United got their campaign off to a winning start by downing Richards Bay 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, courtesy of second-half strikes from new signings Terrence Dzvukamanja and Etiosa Ighodaro.

The early evening clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium saw KwaZulu-Natal rivals Royal AM and AmaZulu play out a goalless stalemate.

Saturday’s action followed on from Mamelodi Sundowns opening the defence of their title with a hard-fought 2-1 away win over Sekhukhune United on Friday night, thanks to goals from Peter Shalulile and Lucas Costa.

The first round of the new DStv Premiership season continues on Sunday 6 August with Kaizer Chiefs v Chippa United, TS Galaxy v Cape Town Spurs and Cape Town City v Polokwane City.

DStv Premiership results, Saturday 5 August

Golden Arrows 1-1 Moroka Swallows

SuperSport United 2-0 Richards Bay

Royal AM 0-0 AmaZulu

Stellenbosch FC 1-0 Orlando Pirates

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