The Premier Soccer League and GladAfrica Championship first division finally made a comeback at the beginning of August and its now safe to say SA football is back with a bang. Starting off with the Nedbank Cup competition, the reigning league champions Mamelodi Sundowns beat Bidvest Wits 3-2. This was technically the first game played in the PSL restart though it was a cup competition.
Wits put in a good fight as they equalized after an early goal from the Brazilians. They later took the lead when they scored a second goal, but it was short lived because their opponents quickly equalized. Lyle Lakay scored a free-kick in the last remaining minutes of the referee’s added time which shuttered the clever boys as there was nothing left for them to do because the final whistle rang immediately after that.
The second semi-final game also lived up to its knockout-stage expectations where Bloemfontein Celtics took on Baroka FC. It was not a good day for Baroka as they went to the half time break with 10 men after a red card was given to Ananias Gebhardt in the 32nd minute. The Siwelele capitalized on that when their captain Ndumiso Mabena scored the first goal shortly before half time. Two more late goals came from Celtics when Sepana Letsoalo scored twice where another goal was a penalty in added time.
Though the Ka Bo Yellow opened up with fireworks against Wits, they played a 0-0 draw against Orlando Pirates in their first league game. Wits also played a 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City took the first win of the league restart when they beat Chippa United 1-0. Stellenbosch FC beat Golden Arrows 1-0 while Kaizer Chiefs came back from two early goals from Polokwane City and won the match 3-2. The Citizens got another big win when they beat Sundowns 3-2 on Monday and the Brazilians will be looking to bring back their competitive mojo on their next match when they play against Maritzburg United.
Polokwane City will go against Highlands Park, Chippa United will play Baroka FC, Jan Olde Riekerink’s boys Cape Town City will go head to head against the buccaneers while Kaizer Chiefs close off the weekend with Stellenbosch FC on Sunday.
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