ARROWS COLLECT MAXIMUM POINTS AWAY
*Picture by Samkele Sokhela: Golden Arrows experienced midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi
Written by: Ndumiso Nxumalo
A late goal from Danny Phiri sealed a 1-0 Absa Premiership win for Golden Arrows over Highlands Park at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Sunday afternoon.
The Zimbabwe international bagged the only goal of the game with five minutes remaining as Abafana Bes’thende moved up to second place on the log standings, two points behind leaders Bidvest Wits.
For Highlands Park, defeat extends their winless run in the league to seven matches with the Lions of the North owning the joint-worst defensive record in the league.
The most anticipated game of the weekend was the meeting of the African champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Stadium on Saturday.
Amakhosi were the first to take the lead when former Sundowns captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele scored from the right wing, but from then on Sundowns put in a powerhouse performance to claim the 2-1 victory.
Tebogo Langerman and Sibusiso Vilakazi scored a goal apiece for the Brazilians and should have had an even more convincing scoreline after man-of-the-match Percy Tau was denied a clear penalty.
SuperSport United’s unbeaten run was extended to eight league games when they drew 1-1 at Baroka FC, while Chiefs’ loss allowed newly Cape Town City to rise to the top of the log on Saturday afternoon when they beat Chippa United 2-1 away thanks to goals from Lebogang Manyama and Judas Moseamedi.
Tendai Ndoro scored his eight goals of the season when Orlando Pirates claimed their first league win since September by defeating Free State Stars 1-0, on the other hand, Wits continued their amazing form and reclaimed top spot with a 1-0 win away to 10-man Platinum Stars.
Ajax Cape Town suffered a defeat at home and remained bottom of the log after they conceded a late goal to Maritzburg United to lose 2-1. Ajax has yet to win a competitive fixture this season.
While on Sunday Bloemfontein Celtic and Polokwane played out a goalless draw in their clash in the Free State.
Absa PREMIERSHIP RESULTS
Saturday 19 November
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Chippa United 1-2 Cape Town City
Baroka 1-1 SuperSport United
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Free State Stars
Platinum Stars 0-1 Bidvest Wits
Ajax Cape Town 1-2 Maritzburg United
Sunday 20 November
Bloemfontein Celtic 0-0 Polokwane City
Highlands Park 0-1 Golden Arrows