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DStv Premiership: Royal AM Stuns Supersport United as Mamkhize's Boys Go Second on Log Table
- Royal AM climbed up to second place on the DStv Premiership table after stunning SuperSport United away at the Lucas 'Masterpieces' Moripe Stadium on Sunday afternoon
- Mxolisi Machupu and on-form Victor Letsoalo were on the scoresheet as Thwihli Thwahla continued an impressive inaugural season in the top flight
- With this victory, Shauwn 'Mamkhize' Mkhize can now start dreaming about possible participating in next season's CAF Champions League
The Tshwane outfit were looking to bounce back from defeat to Maritzburg United last time out, while the visitors from KZN had their sights set on second spot after going unbeaten in their last two games.
Kaitano Tembo's men had the first sniff at goal after just four minutes when Iqraam Rayners drew a save out of Patrick Nyame with his venomous shot from range.
Macuphu's goal came via a cross from Zukile Mkhize, which gave him his third goal of the season.
The hosts were presented with a golden opportunity to hit back immediately when the referee pointed to the spot after Thamsanqa Gabuza had gone down under a challenge from Lesego Manganyi inside the area. Jamie Webber failed to capitalise though, as his penalty was saved by Nyame.
Gamphani Lungu then tested Nyame with a header from Keenan Phillips' cross on 16 minutes and the forward passed up another chance five minutes later when he fired wide at the near post following a fine pass from Webber to play him in on the right.
Nyame was called into action again on 38 minutes to punch away a free-kick from Moses Waiswa on the left directed at his near post, while Rayners narrowly missed the target with a curling effort from outside the box in the 41st minute..
Matsatsantsa pushed for the equaliser, with Webber shooting from range and forcing a save out of Nyame on 58 minutes before substitute Aubrey Ngoma almost made an instant impact from the bench as he tested the visiting keeper moments later.
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After Ngoma missed the target with a header from Rayners' cross on 73 minutes, Royal AM were awarded a penalty two minutes later for Guily Manziba's foul on Wandile Mabuza. Letsoalo made no mistake from the spot to take his tally for the campaign to 11 goals.
The second goal seemed to take the wind of out Matsatsantsa's sails as they succumbed to a second successive defeat.
DStv Premiership: Kaizer Chiefs climb up to second place with last gasp win over Baroka FC in Polokwane
Kaizer Chiefs finally scored their first goal of 2022 in an important win against Baroka FC in Polokwane.
As reported on Sports Brief, taking place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, the win also gave the Amakhosi their first three-point haul of the year.
With this victory, the team from Naturena also got to leap-frog rivals Orlando Pirates into second place on the log.