You Choose Your Starting XI Of The Week

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You choose your starting XI of the week
You choose your starting XI of the week

The DStv Premiership took centre stage this past weekend with Orlando Pirates beating Swallows FC 4-1 in the original Soweto Derby on Friday night, to enhance their chances of finishing second behind run-away champions-in-waiting, Mamelodi Sundowns. This was the Buccaneers’ perfect response from their previous disappointing 1-0 loss in the Soweto Derby against arch-rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, before visiting the Dube Birds.

Amakhosi made a tough job of 10-men Richards Bay FC albeit beating them 1-0. The Rich Natal Boys suffered a double bow early into the match when Siyabonga Ngezana headed home from a Mduduzi Shabalala free kick in the eighth minute before seeing their goalkeeper, Omar Jamal Salim Magoola saw red card for handling the ball outside his area and preventing a goalscoring opportunity for Amakhosi’s Keagan Dolly. Despite what looked to be a perfect start for coach Arthur Zwane’s team, the match ended with a solitary goal that was scored before the opposition was reduced to 10-men. This was a fourth straight match that the Naturena-based club struggled against a team with a numerical disadvantage.    

Monnapule Saleng scored a hat-trick against Swallows FC, playing a significant role to see the Buccaneers recording a 4-1 win against a team that gave him his DStv Premiership breakthrough, on loan from Bucs.

Cape Town City had to come from a goal down to collect maximum points away to Maritzburg United in a game coach Fadlu Davids’ side dominated and should have scored by a big margin, had it not been for their failure to convert chances and the mistakes that were capitalized on by the Citizens. Coach Eric Tinkler’s charges came back with a 2-1 win to propel themselves to a fifth spot on the log with 32 points.

SuperSport United’s January loan signee, Zakhele Lepasa, announced his arrival at coach Gavin Hunt’s club with a brace against Golden Arrows, inspiring Matsatsantsa a Pitori to a 2-1 win.

With that brief summary of the weekend's results, have a go at selecting your Team of the Week and see how close you get to the official Soccer Laduma selection.

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