NFD Weekend Review

NFD Weekend Review: Cape Town All Stars continue to rise

Milano United suffer another defeat, whilst CT All Stars and Vasco da Gama secured maximum points at this weekend’s NFD encounters

Newly promoted side Cape Town All Stars continue their superb form when they edged Baroka FC 1-0 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. The 21-year-old attacker Zaid Patel made it two goals from two games when he scored the solitary goal in the opening minute of the game.

PSL promotion hopefuls Milano suffered their second consecutive defeat, when they lost 2-1 to second placed Jomo Cosmos. The home side took a 2-0 lead into the break, before Waseem Isaacs attempted to revive Eezy My Kinnes when came off the bench to pull one back. However, the Grassy Park outfit were unable to get the equalizer and were handed their first loss away from home.

Log leaders Golden Arrows strengthened their chances of promotion with a 2-0 victory over FC Cape Town.

Meanwhile, Vasco da Gama got their first win for the year with an impressive 3-0 win against third positioned Thanda Royal Zulu FC, who were on a six-match unbeaten run in the league.

Santos were let down yet again by errors in their defensive third, when they played to a 2-2 draw with African Warriors at the Athlone Stadium. The home side took a two-goal lead with Tshepo Mabua opening up the scoring in the 13th minute, before Carl Lark’s spectacular overhead kick in the 31st minute.

Bonginkosi Nxumalo pulled one back for Warriors before the break when he overcame the offside trap, and ultimately lobbing the ball over the oncoming goalkeeper Keenon Blignaut. An unmarked Warriors captain Ange Labahi got the equalizer 66th minute from a corner situation.

Royal Eagles moved to sixth position after their exciting 4-3 win over bottom of the table side Maluti FET College. Fellow strugglers Garankuwa United succumbed to a 5-2 defeat to a resurgent Black leopards, whilst Witbank Spurs got their first win for the year with a 3-0 win against Highlands park.

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