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Kaizer Chiefs maintained their 100 percent winning record at the top of the Absa Premiership table with a fifth win in five games over the weekend, while there were also victories for all the pre-season favourites during the latest round of games.
Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and champions Mamelodi Sundowns all won before the September international break, with the four matches not involving the above mentioned clubs ended in draws.
Amakhosi moved four points clear at the summit when they eased past SuperSport United, without a full-time coach following the parting of ways with Cavin Johnson on Friday, 2-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
Stuart Baxter’s side turned on the style in the second half with goals by Mandla Masango (63) and Kingston Nkhatha (71) guiding them to an eighth win in all competitions so far in 2014/15.
Matsatsantsa dropped to 14th on the table by the end of the weekend.
Bidvest Wits, meanwhile, jumped into third thanks to a 3-0 drubbing of Moroka Swallows at Bidvest Stadium where the host scored through a Getaneh Kedebe (18 and 56) brace and a Sameehg Doutie (63) strike.
The Birds follow in fourth place, with Pirates now up to fifth after a second successive 3-0 win, this time away at Polowane City.
The Buccaneers, who beat Sundowns by the same margin in midweek, scored through Kermit Erasmus (31), Thabo Qalinge (43) and Lehlohonolo Majoro (86) at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, taking their tally of goals scored to 10, the highest by any club so far.
It was only the second win of the campaign for Vladamir Vermezovic’s side after a slow start, while the Brazilians also claimed maximum points for just the second time after they beat basement club AmaZulu 2-0 in Tshwane.
The hero for the reigning title holders was Cuthbert Malajila (60 and 67) after he bagged a brace at Loftus Stadium. The win lifted Sundowns up to eighth on the log, while Durbanites Usuthu stayed last as the only team without a win in the new term.
Elsewhere, Ajax Cape Town stayed second on the log despite only managing a 1-1 draw in their game at Chippa United.
That match on Friday was at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium where Mxolisi Ntshingila’s (81) late opener was cancelled out even later by Thabiso Nkoana, who hit a 90th minute equaliser.
It was a goal that ensured the Urban Warriors stayed unbeaten so far, while the Chilli Boys moved up to 13th.
In Bethlehem, Free State Stars and Maritzburg United played to the same 1-1 scoreline after goals from Kwanda Mngonyama, who scored after only two minutes, and Moeketsi Sekola (56).
The result left the hosts in seventh and the visitors in sixth position.
Finally, the two other games produced only the second and third goalless draws of the season so far.
Platinum Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic failed to find the back of the net at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, with the match between Mpumalanga Black Aces and University of Pretoria ending the same way at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
All four clubs stayed outside the top eight.
The league resumes on September 13.
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