Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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17 Sep 2018
5:07 pm

Five talking points from the Absa Premiership

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

After a week long layoff due to the international break, the Absa Premiership was in full swing this past weekend, with 22 goals from the eight matches played.

Toni Silva of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Mamelodi Sundowns at King Zwelithini Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

  1. Pirates players passing a note

Pirates avenged the MTN8 defeat from SuperSport United by handing them a 3-1 drubbing at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday. During the game, Pirates defender Diamond Thopola came on the field with a note that was passed around by his teammates. The message clearly helped the team as they emerged as victors on the day.

2. Chiefs taste victory at last

Kaizer Chiefs registered their first win in the 2018/19 season in style when they walloped Cape Town City 4-1 at Cape Town Stadium last Saturday.

  1. Benni McCarthy slams the referee

Benni McCarthy accused the referee of helping Kaizer Chiefs beat his side at the Cape Town Stadium. McCarthy was unhappy with the officiating and took exception to the red card given to defender Taariq Fielies.

  1. 4. Toni Silva’s brilliant goal

Toni Silva scored a brilliant goal for Mamelodi Sundowns in their 3-3 draw with AmaZulu at the Princess Magogo Stadium last Sunday. The former Liverpool forward beat two AmaZulu players before putting the ball through Moeneeb Josephs’ legs and into the net.

  1. Leopards lose at Thohoyandou stadium

Black Leopards finally got the green light to play their home games at the 40,000 seater Thohoyandou Stadium, but it was not a happy return for them as they lost 1-0 to Celtic on last Sunday.