Kaizer Chiefs, Royal AM and Cape Town City Chase CAF Champions League Qualification in the DStv Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs, Royal AM and Cape Town City Chase CAF Champions League Qualification in the DStv Premiership

  • Kaizer Chiefs secured their second win under Arthur Zwane, beating Sekhukhune United 1-0 in the DStv Premiership
  • Royal AM and Lamontville Golden Arrows played out a thrilling 2-2 draw but remain in third place in the DStv Premiership
  • Cape Town City missed out on a chance to tighten their grip on second spot as they drew with Brandon Truter's AmaZulu

The race for second place in the DStv Premiership is heating up.

With one game to go in the season, Royal AM and Chippa United opened the door and let Kaizer Chiefs into their battle.

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Kaizer Chiefs, Royal AM and Cape Town City are still in the hunt for second place in the league and CAF Champions League qualification. Image: @RoyalAMFC_sa/ @KaizerChiefs/ @CapeTownCityFC
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Royal AM contested a KwaZulu-Natal derby against Lamontville Golden Arrows but could only secure a draw in a four-goal thriller.

Mfundo Thikazi gave Shauwn Mkhize’s side the lead in the ninth minute but it was cancelled out nine minutes later by Pule Mmodi.

Mokete Mogaila gave Royal AM the lead again at the half-hour mark before Nduduzo Sibiya converted a penalty to bring his Golden Arrows side level.

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Cape Town City also played out to a goalless draw as failed to get past AmaZulu FC. Kaizer Chiefs were the big winners in the hunt for second spot as they beat Sekhukhune United 1-0.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele gave the Amakhosi the lead and the win with a goal in the 38th minute.

The results mean that Cape Town City remain in second place, three points above both Royal AM and Kaizer Chiefs. Shauwn Mkhize’s side have a game in hand however as they could not play Orlando Pirates last week.

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Darwin Gonzalez opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Mduduzi Mdantsane settled the match from the penalty spot in the 83rd match. With Royal AM out of action this weekend, the Cityzens took a free run at second place on the log standings, reaching 48 points having played one more match than Thwihli Thwahla.

Should the standings remain like this for the rest of the season, City will be South Africa's other representative in the continent's premier club competition, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Source: Sports Brief News