This past weekend served up its fair share of interesting but not entirely unexpected results.
On Saturday, all eyes were on the original Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC, with it being the second fixture between the two sides in less than a month. In the end, after an uninspiring first half, Bucs did get their revenge for being eliminated by the Dube Birds in the quarterfinals of the MTN8 – 1-0 it ended, thanks to Tshegofatso Mabasa’s header.
The biggest game of the weekend surely had to be Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs, after the two giants had also met earlier in the season, in the MTN8 quarterfinals. Once more, Downs ruled the roost, overcoming Amakhosi by 2-0 in what was a very entertaining game where plenty of chances were created by both sides.
Among the pick of the action, Royal AM produced what is considered an upset, beating Chippa United 1-0 via the boot of Victor Letsoalo from the penalty spot.
With that brief summary of the weekend’s results, have a go at selecting your Team of the Week and see how close you get to the official Soccer Laduma selection.