More woe for Chiefs

More woe for Chiefs
Disappontment at the loss during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 football match between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at Buffalo City Stadium on 6 April 2024 ©Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Apr 07, 2024. 18:06

Kaizer Chiefs’ woes continued in the DStv Premiership, with another defeat for the Soweto giants headlining a hectic weekend of action across South Africa’s top flight.

Chiefs saw their miserable recent run extended with a 2-0 defeat away to Chippa United in awful conditions at the Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Saturday, as goals from Bienvenu Eva Nga and Sinoxolo Kwayiba secured a famous win for the Chilli Boys.

And to further rub salt into the Amakhosi’s wounds, on the same day arch rivals Pirates put in a dazzling attacking display to eviscerate Golden Arrows 7-1 at the Orlando Stadium.

The Buccaneers had stuttered to just one point in their two previous league clashes, and took out their frustration on a helpless Abafana Bes’thende, as Tshegofatso Mabasa netted a hat-trick and Relebohile Mofokeng, Kabelo Dlamini, Sandile Mthethwa and Karim Kimvuidi also found the back of the net.

Saturday also saw Richards Bay secure a 1-0 win over Moroka Swallows (thanks to Khuda Muyaba’s late strike) to give them a glimmer of hope in terms of avoiding the relegation playoffs; form teams Stellenbosch FC and Sekhukhune United played out a goalless stalemate at the Danie Craven Stadium; and TS Galaxy recorded a third successive league win by edging SuperSport United 1-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, with Mpho Mvelase netting the only goal of the game.

On Sunday, AmaZulu claimed a 1-0 away win over 10-man Cape Town City, with the visitors capitalising on an early red card for Keanu Cupido thanks to Sede Junior Dion’s second-half strike, while Royal AM claimed a thrilling 3-2 home win over Polokwane City at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

All the action occurred in the second half, with Thwihli Thwahla opening the scoring, then going 2-1 down, before finally securing all three points in injury time with a winner from unlikely hero Zukile Mkhize.

The DStv Premiership will continue this coming midweek with a catch-up match pitting Cape Town Spurs against Mamelodi Sundowns.

DStv Premiership weekend results

Saturday 6 April

Richards Bay 1-0 Moroka Swallows

Chippa United 2-0 Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates 7-1 Golden Arrows

Stellenbosch FC 0-0 Sekhukhune United

SuperSport United 0-1 TS Galaxy

Sunday 7 April

Royal AM 3-2 Polokwane City

Cape Town City 0-1 AmaZulu FC

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