FOOTBALL NEWS - Mamelodi Sundowns reasserted their strong hold on top spot in the Absa Premiership following a weekend of action which also featured crucial wins for AmaZulu and Bidvest Wits.
The Clever Boys lifted themselves out of the relegation zone and continued their strong recent form by defeating 10-man Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in the lone game on Friday evening - striker James Keene netted from the penalty spot to decide the game.
Saturday’s afternoon action saw Cape Town City edge Ajax Cape Town 1-0 in a heated derby (to leave the Urban Warriors two points from safety), while Maritzburg United turned on the style to thrash in-form Free State Stars 3-0 in their own back yard in Bethlehem.
The early evening game saw ‘Downs take full advantage of Ea Lla Koto’s defeat, as they claimed a 3-0 win over Platinum Stars (who are bottom of the log and looking like prime relegation candidates) to open up a four-point lead at the top. Sibusiso Vilakazi struck a sublime opener, before Khama Billiat marked his return to the team with a pair of superbly-executed goals direct from free kicks.