PSL wrap: Vital wins for CT City and AmaZulu as season nears thrilling end

PSL wrap: Vital wins for CT City and AmaZulu as season nears thrilling end

The battle for the top eight is headed for an epic finale after no less than five teams left themselves in the running for the last available spot following this weekend's DStv Premiership action.

AmaZulu keep top-eight dreams alive with vital win against Sekhukhune

Amazulu are still in with shout of ending their campaign in the top-eight after a vital 1-0 victory against Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The only goal of the encounter was scored by Tshepang Moremi after 17 minutes, the winger producing a brilliant finish into the roof of the net and the intial effort was blocked.

The victory means Usuthu sit in ninth place in the league standings but are level on points with Kaizer Chiefs in eighth heading into the final round of fixtures next weekend.

The defeat for Sekhukhune sees them drop from fourth to sixth on the table and they will end their campaign when they travel to Chippa on the final day.

Uusthu will host Golden Arrows in a KZN derby while Kaizer Chiefs travel to already relegated Cape Town Spurs as the final top-eight spot will go down to the wire.

Cape Town City book top eight spot as Richards Bay face the axe

Cape Town City were all smiles after securing a 3-0 win over Richards Bay that ensured they will secure a top-eight spot at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, the defeat leaves Richards Bay facing certain relegation unless they can defeat Stellenbosch next weekend and hope Royal AM fail to win at Swallows.

Incredibly, this was only City's second win of 2024, after they finally picked up their first with a 2-0 victory over Moroka Swallows earlier this month. The late run of form could not have come up at a better time for coach Eric Tinkler's side.

Defender Lorenzo Gordinho handed City the lead at DHL Cape Town Stadium as early as the 2nd minute after latching onto the assist from Darwin Gonzalez. 

The home side added their second through Jaedin Rhodes early in the second half and Thabiso Kutumela delivered the finishing touches by slotting goal number three in the bottom corner four minutes from time.

Relegation-threatened Royal AM held to goalless draw by Chippa United

Royal AM missed an opportunity to move away from the relegation zone on Saturday as they played out a 0-0 draw against visiting Chippa United.

The hosts remain in danger of the drop as they sit only three points clear of the bottom two with one game left, with a worse goal difference than 15th-placed Richards Bay.

Chippa, meanwhile, are safe in 12th position with seven points between them and the bottom two. A win in the final week of games could launch them into the top half if all other results go in their favour.

Royal AM had the better of the chances on the day with three shots on target and the lion's share of the possession, while the Chilli Boys only managed a single shot on target.

SuperSport United outclass visiting Swallows

SuperSport United moved up to fifth position in the DStv Premiership standings thanks to a 2-0 victory over Swallows at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Matsatsantsa took the lead early in the clash as Bilal Baloyi found the back of the net in only the sixth minute, marking his first senior goal for the Pretoria outfit.

Swallows came close to equalising with a header on target in the 20th minute, but Ricardo Goss was up to the task with an excellent save.

SuperSport had to withstand another attacking spell from Swallows in the first half, but soon took the momentum again as they doubled their lead.

Veteran striker Bradley Grobler produced the decisive finish with a header shortly before the break, and the hosts were able to hold on to their lead with a goalless second half to claim all three points.

Golden Arrows snatch late point against relegated CT Spurs

Golden Arrows salvaged a 1-1 draw with already-relegated Cape Town Spurs thanks to an 84th-minute strike from Ryan Moon at the Mpumalanga Stadium.

The result means Arrows will be one of five teams battling it out for the final spot in the top-eight when the season concludes next weekend.

Facing a Spurs side already relegated to the second tier of South African football, Arrows coach Steve Komphela would not have been happy to his side go behind shortly after the half-hour mark.

The goal came courtesy of Spurs midfielder Therlo Moosa following an assist from Asenele Velebayi and saw the visitors go into the break with a 1-0 half-time lead.

Spurs still held that lead as the clock was winding down, but with six minutes to play, some good support play from Branden Theron saw the chance fall to Moon, and the forward delivered, scoring his first league goal for Arrows since August to ensure Arrows walked away with a share of the spoils. 

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