It was all happening on Sunday in the NFD, with six games played, 17 goals scored, and one match postponed after a downpour in Mpumalanga.
AmaZulu 1-1 Cape Town All Stars
With the exception of a Zaid Patel shot which was parried away by Mpakumpaku in the 25th minute, chances were rare in the first half, both defences well organised. But the second half opened up a bit, a couple of chances at either end before Thembinkosi Lorch put the Cape side in front with a scorching drive from range in the 75th minute. But a Marc van Heerden free kick 10 minutes later earned a point for Usuthu.
Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Highlands Park
A solitary goal by Sihle Mbhele in the 35th minute, following a Petrius Ngebo assist, earned Amathol’amnyama maximum points and ensured another season in the NFD for the Eastern Cape club.
Black Leopards 1-2 Santos
The first goal at Thohoyandou came in the opening stanza and was scored by Thabani Mthembu, Mhlengi Sigwebela doubling the Peoples’ Team’s lead in the second half. Roggert Nyundu pulled a goal back for Lidoda Duvha late on, but the Cape team held on for their second win in a row.
Milano United 4-1 Vasco da Gama
There was plenty of action at both ends of the park before Milano took the lead on 40 minutes when Brandon Theron scored from range. The lead was extended 11 minutes after half time when captain Nasief Morris found the net with a diving header.
The Kinnes had their third goal 18 minutes from time when a slip up in the Vasco defence allowed Junaid Sait to pounce and score. Another mix up in the visitors defence, seven minutes from time, allowed Gregory Roelf to further extend the score-line.
Vasco were to score in injury time, Stanley Muishond netting from the spot in the 91st minute.
FC Cape Town 1-4 Mbombela United
Mbombela were 2-0 up in Parow at half time after goals from Bongani Ndlovu, who fired home from a central position, and a header by Mlungisi Nkosi. The onslaught was to continue after the break, Ndlovu adding a second to his personal tally before Siyanda Khumalo made it 4-0 with 25 minutes to play. A late goal by Lucky Nguzana proved no more than consolation for the African Beasts.
Moroka Swallows 1-1 Thanda Royal Zulu
Swallows captain Dikgang Mabalane put the Birds ahead with a stunning strike on 34 minutes. Swallows seemed headed for all three points, but Thanda staged a late fight-back and scored right at the end of the game, the home side left rooted to the foot of the standings.
Witbank Spurs PP Royal Eagles
The Witbank Spurs v Royal Eagles match called off due to a waterlogged match. The game will be played tomorrow, Monday 16 May, at 13h00