Absa Premiership Tuesday Round-up

Bidvest Wits beat an out of sorts Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the pick of the season-opening Premier Soccer League matches at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night.

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Elias Pelembe opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a powerful diving header past helpless Itumeleng Khune. It was another header that made it 2-0 in the 65th minute, this time it was Wits captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo who headed home from a corner-kick with Khune in no man’s land.

Lorenzo Gordinho pulled one back for the Amakhosi with eight minutes left to give Chiefs some hope.

Chiefs came very close to stealing an undeserved point when Emmanuel Letlotlo, who was through on goal, saw his effort go wide in the dying seconds.

Cape Town Stadium: The new boys in town, Cape Town City (CTC FC) made the perfect start in their inaugural match after comfortably beating Polokwane City 2-0 at the Cape Town Stadium.

Bhongolethu jayiya scored the first ever goal for CTC FC on the stroke of halftime after controlling Matt Sim’s cross with his right before finishing with his left into the roof of the net.

Aubrey Ngoma made it 2-0 in the 69th minutes after a counter-attack that resulted in captain, Lebogang Manyama feeding him a perfect pass inside the box to finish.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium: Rhulani Manzini’s brace in the first half was enough to see Chippa United beat Free State Stars 2-1 and collect maximum points at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Manzini opened the scoring in the 6th minute and added the second ten minutes before half time. Both goals were assisted by the new boy from Orlando Pirates, Thembinkosi Lorch.

Before Manzini scored his second, Charles Kampi had scored an equaliser for Stars in the 17th minute.

Old Peter Mokaba Stadium: Baroka FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Ajax Cape Town in their first ever game in the top flight at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Nathan Paulse gave Ajax a well deserved tenth-minute lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the box by Baroka defender, Mdeni Zikalala.

Richard Matloga levelled matters seven minutes into the second half after beating Ajax goalkeeper, Brandon Petersen in the near post.

Written by: Diski Voice