MDC Wrap: Chiefs, Pirates in stalemate

Cape Town City 0-1 Ajax Cape Town

Ajax Cape Town broke the deadlock through Masilake Phohlongo whose shot put his team ahead.

The Citizens had an opportunity to hit back through a penalty but Duncan Adonis’s attempt from the penalty spot was superbly kept out by Darren Johnson who ensured the Urban Warriors earned all three points.

SuperSport United 3-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

After a rather uneventful first half, Darren Smith fired SuperSport United into the lead from close range in the 55th minute. Sipho Mbule made it 2-0 for Matsantsantsa with Kamohelo Mahlatsi sealing the result with a composed finish in the 73rd minute.

United held on to get one over their arch rivals and defending champions Masandawana.

Chippa United 3-2 Bidvest Wits

The Students took an early lead through Luvuyo Mkatshana before Sanele Tshabalala converted a penalty to double Wits’ lead on the half-hour mark.

The Chilli Boys rallied back in the second half with a brace from Gregory Damons inspiring the comeback and Asivile Tom completing the turn-around to hand Chippa an incredible 3-2 victory.

Golden Arrows 5-0 AmaZulu

The KwaZulu-Natal derby proved to be a one-sided affair as Lamontville Golden Arrows thrashed their neighbours by clear five goals at King Zwelithini Stadium.

Nduduzo Sibiya opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the ninth minute before an unfortunate own-goal by Sandile Khumalo made it 2-0 to Arrows two minutes later. Velemseni Ndwandwe made it 3-0 in the 15th minute while Thabiso Mgwaba added a fourth just moments before the halftime break.

Andile Fikizolo completed the rout 10 minutes from full time as Abafana Bes’thende earned the bragging rights over their struggling rivals who languish second from bottom on the MDC log.

Polokwane City 2-1 Baroka FC

The Limpopo derby served up a Sunday treat when Polokwane City took on Bakgaga. City took the lead as early as the 10th minute through a neat finish from Dithloriso Mphyane.

The second half got underway and Baroka pulled a goal back through Khothatso Makubelo whose powerful shot found the back of the net. Mphyane had the final say as his last-minute goal earned him a brace and sealed all three points for Rise and Shine.

Bloemfontein Celtic 3-1 Free State Stars

Free-scoring Bloemfontein Celtic were expected to ease past Free State Stars but Ea Lla Koto had other ideas. Thabo Maphakisa took a shot from just inside the box to find the bottom corner and give Stars the lead after 20 minutes. Four minutes later, Celtic pulled a goal back through Teboho Modise who beat the keeper from a tight angle to level matters after 24 minutes.

Modise scored his second in the 68th minute before captain Shadrack Kobedi put the result beyond doubt with Celtic’s third to secure a 3-1 win for Siwelele.

Orlando Pirates 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 in an entertaining affair on Sunday afternoon.

Freddie Hlalele gifted Pirates the lead after 48 minutes with a close-range finish, before the AmaKhosi equalised through Reamohetswe Lekoatsa's effort in the 72nd minute.