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DStv Premiership Match Report: Marumo Gallants Hold Kaizer Chiefs in an Entertaining Draw
- Marumo Gallants and Kaizer Chiefs played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg
- Mahlatse Makudubela gave the hosts an early lead, before Zitha Macheke stole a point for the visitors
- The result left the Amakhosi languishing above the relegation zone that Gallants finds itself in
Kaizer Chiefs' unconvincing start to the 2022/23 DStv Premiership continued with an unsatisfactory 1-1 draw against Marumo Gallants.
The match took place at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, as Gallants were forced to relocate there from their usual home ground the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Gallants took the lead in the 12th minute courtesy of Mahlatse Makudubela, who caught the Amakhosi's defence napping. After huffing and puffing all afternoon, the visitors got onto the scoreboard thanks to an equaliser in the 84th minute via Zitha Kwinika's head.
Ismael Toure was sent off in the 64th minute after his second booking of the afternoon.
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The result left the hosts in 15th place on seven points, with their guests still stuck above them in 14th spot on eight points.
Marumo Gallants: Watenga, Hlatshwayo, Mabotja, Toure, Khiba, Manaka, Ndlondlo, Ngema, Makudubela, Otladisa, Dion.
Subs: Arubi, Ravhuhali, Maraisane, Koapeng, Mphambaniso, Yidah, Mokgope, Gumede.
Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Solomons, Njabulo Ngcobo, Kwinika, Hlanti, Matlou, Maart, Sithebe, Du Preez, Sekgota, Dolly
Subs: Petersen, Mathoho, Blom, Nange, Mashiane, Radebe, Dove, Mahlatsi, Bimenyimana
DStv Diski Challenge match report: Orlando Pirates beats Kaizer Chiefs in an all-time classic
Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs served up a classic Soweto Derby match in the opening round of the 2022/23 DStv Diski Challenge.
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As reported by Sports Brief, the Buccaneers defeated the Amakhosi 3-2 at the King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Sunday afternoon.
Pirates' goals came via a double from Relebohile Ratomo and Samukele Kabini. Chiefs' contributions came from Mduduzi Shabalala and Wandile Duba.
DStv Premiership match report: Orlando Pirates goes top after TS Galaxy win
Orlando Pirates made a quick return to the summit of the DStv Premiership table.
As reported by Sports Brief, the Buccaneers defeated TS Galaxy 2-0 courtesy of a goal by Zakhele Lepasa and an own goal by Given Msimango. The Buccaneers opened the scoring in the sixth minute fortuitously, as Lepasa's fierce but wide shot instead deflected off Msimango, bamboozling Galaxy goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi.
However, there was no misfortune about the second goal that Buthelezi conceded, which was an embarrassing howler from him. He misjudged a ball that Lepasa looped into the box, with the ball bouncing into an empty net.