Final Day: Live PSL Commentary


Maritzburg Utd 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (Harry Gwala Stadium)

FT: Maritzburg 1-1 Sundowns.

94 - DOWNS GOAL! Brazilians captain Schut equalises with a header!

80 - Morton comes on for his final outing in Maritzburg colours prior to his move to SuperSport.

68 - Downs sub, as Wome replaces veteran midfielder Moriri.

66 - Sundowns' players are livid that a penalty is not awarded for a hand-ball against M. Booysen, whose trailing arm blocked a cross by Mokoena.

65 - Pelembe squeezes an attempt just wide from inside the area.

63 - Mokoena directs a diving header past the far post.

60 - United still narrowly ahead, as Downs striker Malajila replaces Liberian attacker Laffor.

51 - Vries parries away a stinging strike from Laffor.

49 - Lentjies receives medical attention for his left shoulder after landing heavily following a tussle with Mokoena.

46 - We are back underway. Maritzburg's Zulu replaces Mkhize.

HT: Maritzburg 1-0 Sundowns.

34 - MARITZBURG GOAL! Isaacks gets his third goal of the season by tapping in Lentjies's low cross from the left!

25 - 'Cheeseboy' rattles a menacing strike off target from range.

23 - Laffor steers a first-time shot wide in the box off a pass from Pelembe. It looks like the flag was up for offside in any event.

9 - Jayiya drills a shot on the turn straight at Ngobeni, who gathers comfortably.

7 - Downs bossing the early exchanges, showing no signs of a hangover from their jubilant celebrations earlier in the week.

1 - We are underway.

Nice gesture by Maritzburg as their players form a guard of honour to welcome newly crowned champions Sundowns onto the pitch. Downs, of course, will receive the PSL trophy after the match.

In team news, the hosts are without injured top scorer Thokozani Sekotlong. Ruben Cloete, Rheece Evans, Mohammed Awal, Orlando Smeekes and Nhlanhla Vilakazi are also sidelined with knocks, while bustling forward Terrance Mandaza is suspended.

Defensive midfielder Michael Morton is on the bench for his final assignment for the Team of Choice. The ex-Orlando Pirates man has signed a pre-contract with SuperSport United.

Meanwhile, the Brazilians - who promised to field a strong side in search of an 11th straight win - initially only made only one team change since their championship-clinching 3-0 rout of SuperSport, bringing in Thela Ngobeni for suspended goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

However, at the last minute Mzikayise Mashaba was drafted in for fellow fullback Tebogo Langerman.

Maritzburg: Vries, De Jongh, Booysen M, Booysen D, Matuka, Mkhize, Hartog, Isaacks, Lentjies, Jayiya, Nkosi. Subs: Salie, Mohammed, Sarfo Gyamfi, Zulu, Morton, Moon.

Sundowns: Ngobeni, Mashaba, Schut, Nthethe, Mphahlele, Mokoena, Modise, Kekana, Pelembe, Moriri, Laffor. Subs: Wome, Ramagalela, Malajila, Sandilands, Zungu, Mashaba, Sumaila.

Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 AmaZulu (Peter Mokaba Stadium)    

FT: Chiefs 3-0 AmaZulu.

58 - CHIEFS GOAL! Substitute Mphela, who replaced Masango moments earlier, gets a third for Chiefs!

46 - We are back underway.

HT: Chiefs 2-0 AmaZulu.

40 - CHIEFS GOAL! Mashamaite doubles Amakhosi's lead!

27 - 'Yeye' draws a save from Mathibe in the Usuthu goal.

23 - 'Shabba' curls an effort wide of the target.

12 - CHIEFS GOAL! The much-derided Nkhatha gives Chiefs the lead!

9 - Scramble in the box after a free-kick from Tshabalala is not cleared by AmaZulu's defence.

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Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has handed rare starts to Ugandan import Ivan Bukenya and attacking midfielder Mandla Masango, while the League's top scorer with 10 goals, Bernard Parker, is on the bench.

Kinston Nkhatha will lead the line for Amakhosi, who are minus suspended midfield anchor Willard Katsande.

Usuthu are minus suspended pair Njabulo Manqana and Nkosinathi Mthiyane.

Chiefs: Khune, Moleko, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Masilela, Bukenya, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Lebese, Masango, Nkhatha. Subs: Pieterse, Mphela, Gould, Baloyi, Parker, Nkosi, Gordinho.

AmaZulu: Mathibe, Macala, Hlanti, Mwedihanga, Teyise, Madondo, G. Dlamini, Nguzana, Zondi, Arwuah, A. Dlamini.

Moroka Swallows 0-3 Free State Stars (Dobsonville Stadium)     

FT: Ea Lla Koto secure their Premiership status!

78 - STARS GOAL! Thebakeng makes it 3-0!

73 - STARS GOAL! Adam strikes again!

72 - STARS GOAL! Adam delivers a huge blow in Ea Lla Koto's fight for survival, as Polokwane City are currently trailing SuperSport 3-1! As it stands, City will be drawn into the NFD promotion/playoff battle.

50 - Swallows keeper Etafia is kept busy through shots in quick succession from Venter and Mashego.

46 - We are back underway.

HT: Swallows 0-0 FS Stars.

30 - Still goalless.

1 - We are underway.

The nimble Asavela Mbekile is missing for Swallows due to suspension, as is Bokang Tlhone for Ea Lla Koto.  

Swallows: Etafia, Issacs, Mungomeni, Mokgothu, Nergadze, Tsutsulupa, Bereng, Manqele, Nomvethe, Obada.

Stars: Mtshali, Thebekang, Cardosa, Mthethwa, Sekola, Mashego, Masehe, Moloi, Henyekane, Patel, Shabalala.

SuperSport United 4-2 Polokwane City (Lucas Moripe Stadium)  

FT: SuperSport 4-2 Polokwane. SuperSport clinch a top-eight finish, while Polokwane get sucked into the relegation-promotion playoffs against NFD opposition.

85 - SUPERSPORT GOAL! Phala completes his brace! Surely that means Free State Stars - who are 3-0 up against Moroka Swallows - retain their topflight status, while Polokwane look to be on their way to the playoffs.

81 - CITY GOAL! Mngqibisa coverts a penalty as his team trail 3-2! Boebie Solomons's men are not going down without a fight, can they pull off something special here?

72 - SUPERSPORT GOAL! Chenene makes it 3-1, City at this stage look destined for the promotion-relegation playoffs, as fellow strugglers Free State Stars are 3-0 up against Moroka Swallows.

67 - SUPERSPORT GOAL! Nkoana scores with a deflected shot to put his team back in front!

50 - CITY GOAL! Rakhale equalises for Rise and Shine!

46 - We are back underway. SuperSport's Dean replaces Khumalo.

HT: SuperSport 1-0 Polokwane.

38 - SUPERSPORT GOAL! Bafana Bafana attacker Phala gets the opener against relegation-threatened City!

37 - Goalkeeper Williams is forced to make a timely interception following a mix-up at the back for Matsatsantsa.

30 - Still goalless.

25 - Rakhale flicks his attempt off target.

1 - We are underway.

Lanky striker Mame Niang notably makes his return for SuperSport, having only had the cast on his arm removed on Tuesday after breaking his elbow.

SuperSport: Williams, Moeketsi, Gyimah, September, Khumalo, Mokeke, Mkhabela, Phala, Chenene, Nkoana, Niang. Subs: Pule, Pieterson, Dean, Nel, Zuma, Ndlovu, Mazibuko.

Polokwane: Marumo, Molekwane, Tshilo, Mngqibisa, Lichaba, Sibande, Maluleke, Moyana, Rakhale, Kanyenda, Tlolane.

Golden Arrows 1-3 Orlando Pirates (Moses Mabhida Stadium)    

FT: Pirates end their Premiership campaign with a 3-1 win at relegated Arrows.

81 - Ntuli fails to beat Meyiwa from the spot! Not many have this season, to be fair to the Abafana Bes'thende man.

77 - PIRATES GOAL! Makola scores for the Sea Robbers!

52 - PIRATES GOAL! Myeni cooly coverts a pass from Makola to put Pirates in front!

46 - We are back underway. Pirates' Masuku comes on for fellow winger Klate.

HT: Arrows 1-1 Pirates.

45 - Klate's fierce drive is tipped over by veteran gloveman Bartman.

30 - PIRATES GOAL! Erasmus equalises with a low finish in the area!

13 - Manyisa sends a tame effort wide for the Buccaneers.

6 - ARROWS GOAL! Powerful striker Ntuli pounces on a defensive error by Mahamutsa! Arrows 1-0 Pirates.

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Pirates are minus suspended central midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo, while fullback Happy Jele (calf) and winger Tlou Segolela (wrist) have failed late fitness tests.

Arrows: Bartman, Zwane, Mathiane, Sibeko, Cele, Bester, Ntuli, Mndungane, Sikhakhane, Mngwengwe, Katongo.

Pirates: Meyiwa, Gumede, Matlaba, Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Nyauza, Manyisa, Myeni, Makola, Erasmus, Klate. Subs: Mhlongo, Gcaba, Masuku, Seanego, Mabena, Majoro, Pelembe.

Platinum Stars 3-0 Ajax Cape Town (Royal Bafokeng Stadium)  

FT: Dikwena thump Ajax 3-0 to earn a top-eight finish.

77 - STARS GOAL! Nyanda makes it 3-0! That's game, set and match.

60 - Ajax still chasing the game.

46 - We are back underway.

HT: Plat Stars 2-0 Ajax.

38 - STARS GOAL! Ng'ambi makes it 2-0!

30 - Allan Freese's men remain ahead.

17 - STARS GOAL! Ngele fires Dikwena in front! Stars need a victory to keep their hopes of a top-eight finish alive.

1 - We are underway.

The young Brandon Petersen gets a chance to show his mettle in goal for Ajax, with first-choice gloveman Anssi Jaakkola being rested, and Andre Petim providing cover on the bench. 

The Urban Warriors are without suspended target man Eleazar Rodgers.

Plat Stars: Mpontshane, Tshabalala, Sithole, Semenya, Mpeta, Mere, Sarr, Ng'ambi, Nyanda, Ngele, Mthembu.

Ajax: Petersen, Allie, Mobara, Isaacs, Lebusa, Davids, Lolo, Scott, Morris, Alexander, Dolly. 

Bloem Celtic 0-1 Bidvest Wits (Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium)  

FT: Celtic 0-1 Wits.

93 - WITS GOAL! Kadi scores at the death!

60 - Still no goals.

46 - We are back underway.

HT: Celtic 0-0 Wits.

40 - Nhalpo sends a useful cross past the face of goal, but no Wits teammate is on hand to capitalise.

30 - Still goalless.

1 - We are underway.

Celtic are without suspended striker Gabadinho Mhango.

Celtic: Tignyemb, Ndengane, Letlabika, Nkausa, Daniels, Nyatama, Gabonamong, Mogapi, Manzini, Mzava, Lamola.

Wits: Onyango, Nengomasha, Nhlapo, Ngalande, Gibeto, Bhasera, Mwaruwari, Dankwae, Madubanya, Shongwe, Moerane. Subs: Josephs, Langwe, Kadi, Isaacs, Chapman, Mukamba, Kubyane.

Black Aces 0-1 University of Pretoria (Mbombela Stadium)  

FT: Aces 0-1 Tuks.

67 - Aces' Okonkwo rattles an effort just wide of the post.

50 - TUKS GOAL! Massa outmuscles the limping Mwanjale and puts Tuks ahead!

46 - We are back underway.

HT: Aces 0-0 Tuks.

40 - Mabokgwane makes a fine save to deny the bulky Massa from range.

30 - Still goalless.

25 - Nato heads over for AmaZayoni following back-to-back corners for the hosts.

1 - We are underway.

Tuks duo Washington Arubi and Junior Sibande will sit this one out through suspension.

Aces: Mabokgwane, Mabaso, Mwanjali, Nato, Ngalo, Zuke, Timm, Qalinge, Zwane, Ndoro.  

Tuks: Coetsee, Ngubane, Nyondo, Mkhwanazi, Monyai, Selolwane, Zwane, Maruping, Matsi, Kekana, Massa.