Steve Komphela

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

PSL: Latest results and latest PSL log, Saturday 7 April 2018

Questions over Steve Komphela’s future as Kaizer Chiefs suffer their heaviest defeat of the season to slip back into fourth place, while Maritzburg United moved up to third after sharing the spoils with Cape Town City.

Steve Komphela

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

A late strike by Kenyan international Masoud Juma stunned the crowd at Harry Gwala Stadium as Cape Town City salvaged a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United on Saturday night.

The side from the Mother City went in to the fixture in desperate need of three points, having won just once in their last six matches, while the hosts were also coming off a defeat, losing 2-1 away to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday.

It was in the 27th minute when a cross from the right flank found Belgian striker, Andreas Fileccia, who only had to tap in for the opener.

Both sides squandered chances, the hosts the main culprits, and were left to rue the missed opportunity as in the very last minute, Juma came through with the goods to grab his first goal in the PSL.

Platinum Stars 2-0 Polokwane City

Relegation-threatened, Platinum Stars gave themselves a bit of hope of staying afloat this season as they won 2-0 to grab a much needed three points against Polokwane City at Royal Bafokeng in Saturday’s other evening fixture.

After long sparring from the two sides, former Mamelodi Sundowns man, Bonginkosi Ntuli provided a blow in the 79th minute to put his side ahead.

At the very last minute Gerald Phiri Jnr doubled the lead to provide a shock result which saw Dikwena grab only their fourth win of the season.

Kaizer Chiefs 0-3 Chippa United

Kaizer Chiefs continued to stutter in their 2017/18 PSL campaign as they were stunned 3-0 by Chippa United at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The home side suffered an early setback, when they were forced to make a change in the 14th minute as Bafana defender, Ramahlwe Mphahlele pulled a hamstring and could take no further part in the game. He was subbed off with Bhongolethu Jayiya taking his place in the XI.

They would have more of the ball possession in the opening quarter, but without posing much of a threat to the Chilli Boys’ defence.

The breakthrough would come at the opposite end, through former Orlando Pirates winger, Thabo Rakhale, who turned on the gas to slot one past Itumeleng Khune for his first goal since 2016.

The second half saw Amakhosi continue to look for the equaliser, but looked more like conceding as they were, on more than one occasion, they were saved by the offside flag – with one or two calls rather marginal.

The hosts best chance of the contest came through Pule Ekstein, who got on the end of a Leonardo Castro cross, but his effort went agonisingly wide.

Chippa would double their lead with just 11 minutes remaining on the clock, when Mxolisi Mancuphu was left one on one with Khune – the Bafana shot-stopper coming out second.

They were however not done as, at the stroke of full time, Edward Manqele toed in a cross from the left hand side to make it 3-0, Kaizer Chiefs’ heaviest defeat of the season.

Golden Arrows 1-1 Free State Stars

The afternoon’s other fixture saw  Golden Arrows and Free State Stars play to a stalemate at Princess Magogo Stadium.

Stars had an early chance to get on the scorecard, when they were awarded a free kick in the fifth minute as Nkanyiso Mngwengwe brought down Sinethemba Jantjie.

However, the free kick did not yield a goal as it was firmly struck but failed find the back of the net as it sailed over the bar.

The visitors controlled the game for much of the first half, with Abafana Besthende relying on the counter for any sort of ascendancy as the two sides went into the break scoreless.


Ea Lla Koto’s dominance would be rewarded ten minutes into the second half, as another former Pirates man, Patrick Phungwayo’s cross was deflected in Mngwengwe for an unfortunate own goal.

The 71st minute would however see the hosts level matters as Siphelele Magubane provided the equaliser.

That’s how it would remain as the two sides had to settle for a point apiece.


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