National First Division log leaders Chippa United continued their rich vein of form by overpowering local rivals FC Cape Town 2-0, second placed African Warriors squeezed past Black Leopards 2-1, while there were also victories for Santos, Milano United, Baroka FC, United FC, Sivutsa Stars and Vasco da Gama.
The weekend’s action began on Friday afternoon at the Seshego Stadium where Thami Ngubane’s Warriors, thanks to goals by Thami Ngema and Kamohelo Mabuya (his third of the season), grabbed their second successive win.
On Saturday at the Philippi Stadium, Mark Harrison’s Chilli Boys illustrated their desire to make a quick return to the PSL as Petrus Ngebo and Thabo Makgothi punished Errol Dicks’ team.
Just down the road in Grassy Park, another former top-flight club, Jomo Cosmos, fell victim to Milano by the same score line, stunned by two early strikes from Chad Robertson and Devon Saal. Before the match, Cosmos’ owner, Ephraim “Jomo” Sono was extremely confident, however, his newly-assembled side found out yet again how difficult it is for Johannesburg sides to do well in Cape Town conditions.
Santos grabbed all three points from Thanda Royal Zulu (their second defeat in a row) with Gregory Roelf scoring the only goal of the game in Empangeni.
In the Free State, both Roses United and Maluti FET College disappointed their fans, going down 2-1 and 1-0 in respective clashes with the Vultures and Baroka, for whom Gift Motupa was on target.
Blackburn Rovers remain rooted to the bottom following a 2-1 away loss to Vasco with Ndiviwe Mdabuka and Jaabier Delport scoring for the winners.
In a big Mpumalanga derby, Witbank Spurs lost their unbeaten record to Sivutsa Stars by two goals to nil.