First Division round-up


Western Province United and Nathi Lions played to a goalless draw in Cape Town, while the game between Bay United and Ikapa Sporting also produced no goals, although there were many missed opportunities.

United gave debuts to their two Cameroonian strikers Junior Gouiffe and Serge Weladji, however, they were unable to penetrate Lions’ defence.

“Our defence was very strong but we weren’t getting the ball through to the front men, and Lions were shut out by our midfielders lying too deep. This just closed the whole game down and it became very boring to watch, “says Ken Maggs, United’s technical director.

At the Woolfsons Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Vorgen Less was a pillar of strength in Sporting’s defence, while Bradley August also had a good game.

In Durban, there was a bit more sparkle as Durban Stars and FC Cape Town played out a 1-1 draw.

Maritzburg United are leading the pack on six points, while Sporting and Lions both have four after two games.

In the inland stream, there was certainly a lot more action in front of goals, beginning on Friday night when University of Pretoria came from behind to defeat newly promoted African Warriors 2-1.

Tuks were down after 25 minutes, and their loyal fans had to wait until the 92nd and 94th minutes before Warren Bishop and Ross Foley netted two late goals to put the club on top of the table.

Nkosinathi Ogle and Kabanba Musasa were Mpumalanga Black Aces’ goal scorers as they defeated Ga-Rankuwa United. Both goals came in the first half.

Winners Park, who also gained maximum points after a 2-0 victory over Witbank Spurs, now lie in second position, while Witbank and Warriors are pointless.