Mandla Masango © Gallo Images
Kaizer Chiefs continued their sensational start to the Absa Premiership season with a seventh win in a row over weekend, when there were also memorable victories for Chippa United and Free State Stars.
Amakhosi made it 21 points from a possible 21 and stretched their lead at the top of the table to seven points thanks to a 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium.
The only goal was scored via a 45th minute penalty from Mandla Masango after Tsepo Masilela was felled in the penalty area.
The result also meant that Stuart Baxter’s men had now won 11 matches in succession, counting their games in the MTN8, which they won last weekend.
The team that they beat on September 20 to win the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) first trophy of the 2014/15 season, Orlando Pirates, were again on the wrong end of defeat after going down 1-0 to Chippa.
It was a result that proved to be the upset of the weekend with the only goal scored by David Zulu after seven minutes – the recent Bafana Bafana recruit weaving past three defenders on his way to beating Senzo Meyiwa at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The Chilli Boys are now up to seventh on the table, two places and a point behind the Buccaneers.
In between them in sixth position is Free State Stars after they came from two goals down to stun Moroka Swallows 3-2 at Goble Park.
The hero for Ea Lla Koto was Abdul-Basit Adam (63 and 73) after his brace added to an equaliser from Moeketsi Sekola (49) earlier in the second half completed the remarkable turnaround.
The Birds, who dropped out of the top eight into 11th, had raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to first-half goals by Vladimir Mandic (24) and Felix Obada (44).
All the above games were on Saturday when there were also wins for SuperSport United and Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Matsatsantsa made it two wins from two under new coach Gordon Igesund and leapt into ninth position with a 3-0 drubbing of Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Goals by Dino Ndlovu (14) and Thato Mokeke (29) added to a Clayton Daniels (87) penalty slayed Siwelele, who had substitute Frank Mhango sent off in the second half. Defeat left Ernst Middendorp’s side in 14th position.
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