PIRATES PEGGED BACK BY CELTIC

Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Bloemfontein Celtic in an entertaining Absa Premiership clash at a rainy Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The result, which featured goals from Frank Mhango and Siphelele Luthuli for the away and home sides respectively, sees the Buccaneers up to fifth place on 21 points from 15 games, while Phunya Sele Sele remain in ninth on 18 points from 15 outings. The teams traded early chances in the opening minutes, but it was Pirates who claimed the breakthrough in the 14th…

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POLOKWANE FINALLY BREAK LOSING STREAK

Polokwane City have finally broken their losing streak in the Absa Premiership, defeating 10-man Chippa United 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Rise and Shine had registered nine straight defeats in the league, but avoided the ignominy of a 10th successive ‘L’ thanks to goals from Salulani Phiri and Charlton Mashumba. The result pushes them up to 11th place on the log, just one point and one position behind the Chilli Boys (who see an end to a run of five unbeaten which had brought them 13…

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STELLENBOSCH OUTCLASSED BY WITS

Stellenbosch’s hopes of starting 2020 with a home win were dashed on Saturday afternoon when they went down 2-0 at the hands of Bidvest Wits at the Cape Town Stadium. Stellies drop to 14th on the log after suffering a seventh loss of the season, while the Clever Boys climb to third place – nine points adrift of leaders Kaizer Chiefs, but with two games in hand. Stellenbosch found their footing first in the game, looking to use the flanks to test Wits’ defence with crosses from the likes of…

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