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DStv Premiership Recap and Preview: AmaZulu Secure Comeback Win, Chiefs Stutter Against Royal AM
- AmaZulu grabbed two late goals as they came from behind to beat Cape Town City
- Kaizer Chiefs saw their winning streak come to an end against Shauwn Mkhize's Royal AM
- Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will face off in the pick of the upcoming fixtures
The international break is over, and league action has resumed.
The DStv Premiership picked up where it left off before the break, with two of KwaZulu-Natal’s sides picking up big wins.
Richard’s Bay, who had only picked up two points from their first five games, secured a 1-0 win over Moroka Swallows on September 15, while AmaZulu put three past Cape Town City.
The Usuthu have struggled for goals this season but scored two goals after 90 minutes as they won 3-2.
The result was a massive boost to the club, who have now moved up to fourth on the table, and it showed on the faces of fans and the management after they scored the late winner.
KZN’s other sides draw
With two KZN sides winning, the other two could only draw.
Lamontville Golden Arrows and Stellenbosch played out to a goalless draw, while Royal AM and Kaizer Chiefs could also not be separated.
As noted by Soccer Laduma, both sides had their chances to open the scoring but failed to capitalise on it. The 0-0 draw also ended Chiefs’ two-game winning streak.
Chiefs are now in fifth place on the table, 10 points behind the leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sundowns prepare for Orlando Pirates
The defending champions weren’t in action over the weekend due to continental commitments, but they will take to the field again on Wednesday, September 20.
The league leaders will take on Orlando Pirates, the only team that many feel can challenge Masandawana this season.
The Buccanneers won the MTN 8 and Nedbank Cup last season and finished in second on the table behind the Brazilians.
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Other fixtures to watch
Stellenbosch vs. Swallows
Cape Town Spurs vs. Lamontville Golden Arrows
Richards Bay vs. Chippa United
Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Orlando Pirates
TS Galaxy vs. Cape Town City
SuperSport United vs. Kaizer Chiefs
Royal AM vs. Sekhukhune United
The top five places on the table are:
Lamontville Golden Arrows
DStv Premiership promotion and relegation
Sports Brief previously explained how the DStv Premiership promotion and relegation system works.
A mini-tournament is used every year to decide who secures the final spot in the league, Sports Brief reported.
Last season, Maritzburg United, Cape Town Spurs, and Casric Stars competed in the promotion playoffs.