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Saturday’s Absa Premiership League review

Saturday’s Absa Premiership League review

By Robert Matakanye,

There were a few PSL matches on Saturday but goals were galore in Thohoyandou as Lidoda Duvha stunned Abafana Bes’thende

A number of Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs were on a break this weekend but the action continued on Saturday where some of the clubs had to go on with the business.  reviews two matches where Black Leopards hosted Golden Arrows and Cape Town City  were at home to Highlands Park. 

Black Leopards 2-1 Golden Arrows

Lidoda returned to winning ways, erasing their 3-0 loss to Chippa United  away from home in their midweek match.

Coach Luc Eymael managed to guide his troops to a victory over his nemesis, Steve Komphela via a comfortable scoreline.

Although Abafana Bes’thende netted first through Knox Mutizwa in the 39th minute, they were not stable at the back to allow the hosts to bag a win.

Two goals in the second half through Lesedi Kapinga in the 69th and Themba Ndlovu’s 71st-minute goal ensured Lidoda Duvha retained the full three points in Venda.

Resulting from the win, Leopards moves to ninth place with 25 points from 12 games whilst Steve Komphela’s side occupies number four with 20 points from 13 games.

Cape Town City 0-0 Highlands Park

Down in Cape Town, the Citizens welcomed the Lions of the North but they fired blanks as they failed to bag the full three points at Cape Town Stadium.

Coach Jan Olde Riekerink is yet to secure his maiden win since taking over from Benni McCarthy who was sacked last month.

Looking at the log table, the Mother City outfit sits 10th with 13 points from as many matches whilst the Lions of the North remain at number six with 17 points from 13 matches.

SuperSport United 1-1 Stellenbosch

In the final match of the day, Matsantsantsa welcomed PSL strugglers in the form of coach Steve Barker’s men at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The first half could not produce goals despite a number of chances, but it was the side from the Capital City that broke the deadlock through Kudakwashe Mahachi in the second half.

The Zimbabwean found the back of the net in the 47th minute but they could not hold on to their lead as the visitors made it 1-1 after 13 minutes through Waseem Isaacs.

In the wake of their failure to bag the full three points at home, the reigning MTN8 champions now have 21 points and sit second from 13 games.

On the other hand, the reigning national First Division (NFD) champions have 12 points at position number 14 with 13 games played so far.

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