MultiChoice Diski Shield holders Kaizer Chiefs are top of Group A after dispatching Highlands Park 3-1 in their opener on Sunday afternoon at Thohoyandou Stadium.
Yusuf Bunting broke the deadlock for the Lions of the North against his parent club nine minutes after the break from the penalty spot but Given Thibedi levelled matters for Chiefs a minute before the hour-mark with a penalty of his own.
Reamohetswe Lekoatsa gave Arthur Zwane’s charges the lead eight minutes before time and made the three points safe in stoppage time to complete his brace.
Orlando Pirates started their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Bidvest Wits in a Group A clash at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.
Lucky Mashele grabbed the lead for Bucs in the 17th minute and Simiso Bophelo made it 2-0 two minutes after the break.
Muzomuhle Khanyi pulled a goal back for the Clever Boys with 20 minutes remaining but they could not find the equaliser.
Polokwane City had the bragging rights and three points after thrashing local rivals Baroka FC 3-0 in their MultiChoice Diski Shield Group C opener on Saturday at Thohoyandou Stadium.
Andile Nkosi got the opener for Rise and Shine in the fifth minute while Thabo Mokwana made the three points safe with 13 minutes remaining. Lesiba Nku rubbed salt into wound with the third goal for City with five minutes remaining.
Mamelodi Sundowns opened their tournament with a 2-0 victory over Black Leopards on Saturday in a Group C clash at Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday morning.
Khomotjo Rachoene broke the deadlock for the Brazilians on the stroke of halftime before Thabang Sibanyoni sealed all the three points in the 64th minute.
Sundowns had to settle for second place in Group C only by virtue of a lesser goal difference than Polokwane City. They both have three points from the first round of matches but City won by a better margin of 3-0 against Baroka.
SuperSport United top Group B in the MultiChoice Diski opening round after beating Cape Town City 2-1 at Malta Sports Ground in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
Kamohelo Mahlatsi scored the opener for Matsatsantsa and Nana Akosah-Bempah equalised for the Citizens. However, Katlego Mohamme found the winner for United.
Golden Arrows 6-1 Chippa United
Maritzburg United 1-2 AmaZulu
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Free State Stars