1 September 2014

South Africa: Chiefs, Pirates Win Convincingly

Johannesburg — Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Football Clubs recorded bumper harvests as they begin to make impact in the early stages of the 2014/2015 Absa premiership season.

Amakhosi, as Kaizer Chiefs are commonly called in local football circles massacred Platinum Stars 2-0 at Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg to shoot to the top of the 16-team league log while another Soweto giant Orlando Pirates thrashed defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday night.

Olrando Pirates grabbed their three goals through double scorer Kermit Erasmus and super substitute Lehlohonolo Majoro, who put the icing on the cake.

On form Kaizer Chiefs scored their two crucial goals through industrious midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane and left winger George Lebese to seal victory for Amakhosi.

To date, Kaizer Chiefs have won all the four league matches played while Pirates only managed two victories, a draw and a loss.

Elsewhere in Polokwane, Limpopo at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Mpumalanga Black Aces beat SuperSport United 2-1 to record their first win of the season.

Two goals from Zambian international Collins Mbesuma and his Zimbabwean counterpart Aubrey Ngoma were enough to give Mpumalanga Black Aces the much needed three points.

SuperSport scored their only goal of the night through substitute Dove Wome in the 92nd minute of injury time, but the damage had already been inflicted.

In KwaZulu Natal (KZN), visiting Bloemfontein Celtic beat the host AmaZulu Football Club 2-0 in a match played at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.

Goals from Lerato Lamola and Frank Mhango gave the three vital points to the Free State based soccer outfit.

To round up the sweetest week for the Free State premiership clubs, Free State Stars beat hosts University of Pretoria courtesy of goal by Robert Sankara.

But the midweek success stories belonged to the Sowto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando, who won convincingly.

Both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are set to clash at the MTN8 final at a venue to be decided, a move that is confirming that the two clubs are indeed the football giants of South Africa.

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