Over the past weekend, the South African football clubs battled in both local and continental competition and there was much excitement on the field of play. In the ABSA Premiership, there were four encounters that took place and nine spectacular goals that were netted in.
Mamelodi Sundowns have been doing well both locally and continentally. The Brazilians have recently returned from Uganda with a win after a one all draw with Kampala City Council in a CAF Champions League preliminary second leg round. The 1-1 draw sees Masandawana go through to the next round with a 3-2 aggregate score. The Brazilians’ heroics are credited by many to their solid defence, especially their central defence.
Orlando Pirates have always been known for bringing in fast, pacy players, and, today, the Buccaneers boast the likes of Riyaad Norodien, Thembinkosi Lorch, Thabo Qalinge and Mahlatse Makudubela on the left wing.
Chelsea hosted Stoke City in a Premier League encounter on Saturday. The Blues secured a 2-1 win, which has seen the team move 10 points clear on the log standings. Antonio Conte's charges have won 22 of their 28 league matches, and currently look set to secure the league title.
Bidvest Wits, Platinum Stars and SuperSport United took part in their respective CAF competitions this past weekend. However, of the three South African clubs, only Platinum Stars and SuperSport United progressed in their prestigious event.
On Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs travelled away to the Peter Mokaba Stadium where they were hosted by Baroka FC in an ABSA Premiership encounter. The home side began the match with a bright start, but the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Steve Komphela's men are now three points adrift of log leaders Cape Town City, while Baroka remain rock-bottom on the standings.