DStv Diski Challenge Sunday Roundup: Orlando Pirates Returns to Winning Ways, Cements Top Spot on Log

DStv Diski Challenge Sunday Roundup: Orlando Pirates Returns to Winning Ways, Cements Top Spot on Log

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Orlando Pirates got up and dusted themselves off with a 2-0 win against Amazulu in the DStv Diski Challenge on Sunday
  • The Buccaneers had almost been derailed last weekend, suffering an unexpected loss to TS Galaxy by the same scoreline
  • They remained in first place on the log, opening a three point gap on Stellenbosch United, who blew the opportunity keep up the pressure on the log leaders

Orlando Pirates brushed off last week's shock 2-0 loss to TS Galaxy with a routine victory in the DStv Diski Challenge.

The Buccaneers defeated AmaZulu 2-0 on Sunday to remain in first place on the log. The irrepressible Boitumelo Radiopane opened the scoring in the 81st minute, before Themba Ndaba sealed the deal five minutes later.

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Amazulu (green) and Orlando Pirates in action on Sunday. Image source: @orlandopirates/Twitter
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Pirates are now on 33 points, while Amazulu stayed in 10th place on 19 points.

Not far behind Pirates in second place, Stellenbosch Football Club missed a golden opportunity to put pressure on the log leaders. They were defeated by the pesky Royal AM 2-1, remaining on 30 points, while AM leaped above Golden Arrows into 11th place with 17 points.

TS Galaxy couldn't build on their outstanding victory over Orlando Pirates, instead drawing 2-2 with Chippa United. Galaxy could have climbed up to third place, leapfrogging their opponents of the day, United on 26 points while Galaxy breathed down their necks on 25 points.

Moroka Swallows and Maritzburg United fired blanks in a 0-0 draw. Swallows remained in 14th place on 14 points, with United directly above them in 13th spot sitting uncomfortably on 16 points.

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