Highlands Grab Four-Point Lead, TTM Shock AmaTuks
National First Division log leaders, Highlands Park, opened up a four-point lead after a good 3-0 away win over Richards Bay, Stellenbosch overpowered Super Eagles 1-0, while University of Pretoria, Jomo Cosmos and Mbombela United now share 22 points following a mixed bag of results.
In addition, Cape Town All Stars and Uthongathi FC recorded 2-0 victories over Ubuntu Cape Town and Real Kings FC respectively.
The Lions of the North, thanks to Lindokuhle Mbatha, Peter Shalulile and Brandon Theron, showed their superiority in KZN, while Steve Barker’s Stellenbosch are five points off the pace following a first-half winner from teenager, Tony Zwane.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC shocked AmaTuks 2-1 in Pretoria, where Themba Ndlovu and Khunadi Nkoana did the damage to secure Sello Chokoe’s side a spot in the top six.
Witbank Spurs came from behind to grab a 2-2 home draw against Ezenkosi, who initially led 2-0 after good efforts from Frederick Nsabiyumva and Onassis Mntambo.
Mbombela bounced back with a 2-1 home win over troubled Mthatha Bucks.
Tshepo Liphoko and Siphesihle Zwane were on target for Ashwin Sutton’s outfit.
Royal Eagles and Black Leopards played out a 1-1 stalemate at the Harry Gwala Stadium, while Uthongathi destroyed Kings’ unbeaten home record as Sibusiso Mnguni hit a well-deserved brace.
A ten-man Igugu Lekapa put another nail in Ubuntu’s coffin with goals from Lionel Saal and Lucky Setelele.