Thanda Promoted, Two Cape Sides In Drop Zone
Thanda Royal Zulu have been promoted to the ABSA Premiership after recording a 2-1 home win over Stellenbosch, while there were also important victories for Mbombela United, Milano United and Magesi FC.
In addition, Santos are almost dead and buried following their 1-1 draw with Jomo Cosmos.
Amabhubhesi, thanks to Khotso Malope and Michael Gumede, returned to the top flight for the first time since their 2008/09 relegation.
Mbombela sunk FC Cape Town 3-1 in Mpumalanga with Inky Masuka grabbing a brace, including one goal from the spot.
This result, coupled with Magesi’s 1-0 success over Cape Town All Stars, means the African Beasts have slipped into the relegation zone on goal difference.
On the other hand, Milano picked up three vital points at the Athlone Stadium at the expense of AmaZulu, who conceded in the final minute.
Eezy my Kinnes were full value for their 1-0 victory, which came as Slovo Mrawu slotted home following good work by Yusuf Jappies.
However, the Cape side should have sealed the three points in the first half when Dillan Solomons missed a complete sitter with Usuthu goalkeeper, Energy Murambadoro, nowhere to be seen.
With Ezenkosi and the People’s Team drawing, Goolam Allie’s outfit must win their last three matches - and hope other results go their way – if they are to have any chance of avoiding the dreaded drop.
Mxolisi Macuphu netted for Cosmos, while Santos equalised via a good Suhayl Allie free kick.
The game between Royal Eagles and Black Leopards ended goalless as did Mthatha Bucks clash with University of Pretoria.
Lidoda Duvha have therefore leapfrogged Stellenbosch into second spot.
Real Kings and Witbank Spurs played to a 1-1 draw.