Ubuntu Hold Leopards, Cosmos Thrash AmaTuks
National First Division Wrap
Cape Town All Stars and Highlands Park recorded solid wins over Richards Bay FC and Royal Eagles respectively, Jomo Cosmos thrashed University of Pretoria 5-0, while Ubuntu Cape Town managed a 2-2 draw against Black Leopards.
In addition, there were mixed fortunes for the two promoted clubs with Uthongathi FC holding Stellenbosch FC to a 1-1 draw at Athlone Stadium, whereas Super Eagles remain pointless after succumbing to a 3-1 home loss at the hands of Mbombela United.
For the second successive match Igugu Lekapa relied on a first-half goal before packing their defence to thwart opposition attempts at equalising. This time, Lucky Setelele’s 6th minute opener was sufficient for David Kannemeyer’s team to grab another three-point haul.
The Lions of the North also have a one hundred percent record after outwitting big-spending Eagles at the Harry Gwala Stadium 2-1 with goals from the evergreen veteran striker, Petros Ngebo and Phoka Mofokeng.
Ezenkosi showed who was best in Vosloorus when they hammered a lackluster AmaTuks, thanks to efforts from Tebogo Makobela, Mxolisi Macuphu, Sicelo Mkhize, Cyril Lingwati and Clifford Mulenga.
In a game of two penalties, one for each side, Ubuntu picked up their first point against Lidoda Duvha.
Ranga Chivaviro opened the scoring before Mwape Musonda (penalty) and Phathutshedzo Nange gave the home side a 2-1 lead but Mhlengi Sigwebela then brought matters level with his place kick.
The match between Steve Barker’s Stellenbosch and Ron Gabriel’s Uthongathi was a good advert for the improving standard of the NFD. Both outfits played neat attacking football and could have clinched the match but it was not to be.
The Cape side netted through a clever Mogamad De Goede back heel and in the second half Xolani Slawula’s spot kick sealed the draw.
Mbombela got their season back on track by recording a well-deserved win at Goble Park. Tshediso Patjie (2) and Thamsanqa Masiya were the scorers.
Witbank Spurs dropped their first points following a 1-1 draw in Durban against Real Kings, for whom Phumelele “Ace” Bhengu was on target.
NFD newcomers, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, suffered yet another defeat, going down 2-0 to Mthatha Bucks with Mpho Erasmus doing the damage.