The weekend’s Absa Premiership action saw Bidvest Wits drop two points in their thrilling 3-3 draw at Polokwane City, while SuperSport United picked up a much-needed win.
Wits fought back from two goals down to lead 3-2 away to Rise and Shine on Sunday, but a late equaliser from Jabu Maluleke – who also netted against the Clever Boys earlier in the campaign – saw the spoils shared at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
As a result of the draw, Wits could be overtaken at the top of the log if Orlando Pirates pick up a convincing home win over Baroka FC on Tuesday evening.
Also on Sunday, goals from Bradley Grobler and Teboho Mokoena saw SuperSport end a three-game win drought by defeating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 at Lucas Moripe Stadium, sending Matsatsantsa up to seventh place on the table.
The mini round opened on Saturday afternoon with Chippa United securing a vital 2-0 win over Maritzburg United in their ‘basement battle’ at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Tebogo Tlolane and Andile Mbenyane scored the goals to see the Chilli Boys open up a four-point gap between themselves and last-placed Maritzburg.
Later the same day, Mwape Musonda scored a seventh goal in Black Leopards’ last seven league matches to salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Golden Arrows at the Thohoyandou Stadium.
The Absa Premiership will continue with two midweek matches on Tuesday 22 January.
ABSA PREMIERSHIP RESULTS
Saturday 19 January
Chippa United 2-0 Maritzburg United
Black Leopards 1-1 Golden Arrows
Sunday 20 January
Polokwane City 3-3 Bidvest Wits
SuperSport United 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic