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Baroka Open Up A Four-Point Lead

Baroka FC opened up a four-point lead at the top of the National First Division table after securing a 2-0 victory over AmaZulu, Cape Town Stars whipped Witbank Spurs 3-0, Mbombela United moved up to second spot after a narrow 1-0 win over Vasco da Gama, while there were also wins for the chasing pack of Royal Eagles, Milano United and Highlands Park.
A ten-man Usuthu initially managed to hold Bakgaga at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium but an own goal and a neat finish from debutant, Tshepo Matete, meant a fifth defeat for Steve Barker’s side that remains mid-table.
Igugu Lekapa leapfrogged Siyavutha thanks to Ranga Chivaviro’s brace and a late goal from Zaphaniah Mbokoma which gave head coach, Ian Taylor, his first three-point haul.
Mbombela showed Vasco who was best in Parow with a second-half penalty from Victor Shongwe.
Another coach with a big smile on his face was Eagles’ Khabo Zondo, who also finally managed a win as Eagles cruised 3-1 past relegation-threatened FC Cape Town.
The African Beasts were no match for the KZN highflyers at King Zwelithini, where goals from Siyanda Ngubo (2) and Steve Zwane added to the woes of Errol Dicks’ outfit.
In fact, his newly-appointed coach, Johnny Ferreira, still has a lot of work to do considering the dire situation which the club finds itself in.
Eezy my Kinnes did well to overpower African Warriors 1-0 away from home but despite Nasief Morris’ penalty they remain 11 points adrift of Baroka.
Highlands too recorded a great result by overwhelming Thanda Royal Zulu 3-0 in Richards Bay.
Their goal-scorers were Jemaine Christian and USA citizen, Dino Ramic, who became the third second-tier player to hit a brace this weekend.
Moroka Swallows moved two points away from the drop zone after a well-deserved 1-1 draw with Black Leopards in Dobsonville.
Phathutshedzo Nange opened the scoring for Lidoda Duhva before Aleni Lebyane’s equaliser.
It’s still all to play for because only seven points separate the top six clubs!


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