SuperSport, Galaxy and AmaZulu defending unbeaten starts

SuperSport, Galaxy and AmaZulu defending unbeaten starts
Sead Ramovic coach of TS Galaxy during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 match between TS Galaxy and Kaizer Chiefs on the 20 August 2023 at Mbombela Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Aug 25, 2023. 11:23

We’re less than one month into the new season and the rest of the DStv Premiership are already falling behind to Mamelodi Sundowns, who have opened up an eight-point gap at the top of the table.

The defending champions have played two games more than most of their league rivals and SuperSport United will look to reel them in when they lock horns with Stellenbosch at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday.

Matsatsantsa (2nd) have made an unbeaten start to the campaign after claiming wins over Richards Bay (2-0) and Cape Town City (1-0), while playing out to a 0-0 draw with AmaZulu. The Maroons (5th) bounced back from a surprise 1-0 loss to newly-promoted Polokwane City as they beat Royal AM 3-1 in Durban last weekend.

TS Galaxy, who are just one of four clubs still undefeated in the league, will be looking to keep the momentum going when they travel to the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday to take on Royal AM.

The Rockets (3rd) are flying high after beating Cape Town Spurs 1-0 and drawing 0-0 with Chippa United before claiming the big scalp of Kaizer Chiefs (1-0) last weekend. Thwihli Thwahla (14th) remain winless under John Maduka in 2023-24, having picked up a point in a goalless draw with AmaZulu on the opening weekend before suffering back-to-back defeats against Orlando Pirates (4-2) and Stellies (3-1).

Meanwhile, Molefi Ntseki will be desperately seeking his first win in charge of Kaizer Chiefs when they welcome AmaZulu to the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Ntseki is already under pressure from Amakhosi fans, having collected just one point from his opening three matches at the helm, which came in a 0-0 draw with Chippa on the opening weekend. Successive defeats to Sundowns (2-1) and Galaxy (1-0) sees Chiefs down in 13th place, two points behind Usuthu (11th), who have drawn their first three games under new head coach Pablo Franco Martin.

Elsewhere, Cape Town Spurs (20th) will be looking to get their season up and running at home to Chippa United (12th) on Friday, while Golden Arrows (10th) host Polokwane City (4th) at the Mpumalanga Stadium on Saturday.

DStv Premiership matchday 4 fixtures:

Friday, August 25

19h30: Cape Town Spurs v Chippa United

Saturday, August 26

15h00: Golden Arrows v Polokwane City

17h30: Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu

20h00: Stellenbosch v SuperSport United

Sunday, August 27

15h00: Royal AM v TS Galaxy

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