Ivory Coast Striker Scores Unique, Strange and Historic 'Hattrick' in DStv Premiership

Ivory Coast Striker Scores Unique, Strange and Historic 'Hattrick' in DStv Premiership

  • Something unusual has just occurred in the DStv Premiership
  • TS Galaxy striker Djakaridja Traoré scored all the goals in his team's 2-1 victory over Maritzburg United on Friday
  • While this technically does not count as a hat-trick, it will be a statistic that will go down in history

Here is something that does not happen every day.

The Ivory Coast's Djakaridja Traoré became the first player in the Premier Soccer League to score all three goals in a match and not register a hat-trick.

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Dakaridja Traoré scored all the goals in TS Galaxy's 2-1 win over Maritzburg United. Image source: BackPagePix.
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As reported by IOL, Traore, unfortunately, opened the scoring for the hosts at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night via an own goal as a result of misdirecting a freekick into his own net.

He then set things right two minutes later after converting an assist by teammate Lindokuhle Mbatha. He then stole all the points for the visitors with a goal in the 77th minute thanks to smart work by Kamogelo Sebelebele.

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DStv Premiership match report: Mamelodi Sundowns down Orlando Pirates

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their dominance over Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership.

The defending champions downed the Buccaneers 2-0 at a dreary Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday afternoon. In the process, the Brazilians moved to 31 points, while the visitors remained on 19 points, an increasingly insurmountable 12 behind the ruthless hosts.

Mothobi Mvala opened the scoring in the 41st minute with a header from a well-directed free-kick. Cassius Mailula, more or less, sealed all three points in the 63rd minute by pouncing on a loose ball after goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane had made a good save.

Moment of silence held for Pele before Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns

The DStv Premiership has started paying tribute to the late footballing great Pele after his passing.

Ahead of the blockbuster clash between defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, a moment of silence was held in the Brazilian legend's honour.

The match took place at Loftus Versfeld in Tshwane, the capital of South Africa. The Premier Soccer League had informed the public of this gesture ahead of all matches this weekend.

Source: Sports Brief News