Cape Town All Stars continue to climb the NFD table, whilst Milano United dropped points at this weekend’s NFD encounters
Milano United continue to struggle at home and failed to secure maximum points against Baroka FC, despite taking a two-goal lead. Eezy My Kinnes looked the more vibrant side in the early stages of the match, and ultimately took the lead in the 20th minute through Ganief Stellenboom, following a scramble inside the 18-yard area.
Four minutes later, the visitors thought they had leveled matters, but Hlabane Kutumela’s effort was ruled out as offside.
Baroka found their confidence late into the opening half, and once they did, they created a number of opportunities of their own but were denied by the safe hands of goalkeeper Lee Langeveldt.
The Kinnes made it 2-0 in the opening minute of the second period when Deniro Stanley caught the visitors sleeping at the back. However, in the 62nd minute, Irvin Shibure gave his side a lifeline when he pulled one back from a free header inside the danger area.
Things only got worse for the hosts when defender Chad Robertson got shown a straight red for an off-the-ball incident. Baroka took full advantage of the extra man on the field, and did extremely well to hold onto possession and stroked the ball around beautifully in search of the equalizer.
A minute from time the visitors were rewarded with a penalty, to which captain Gift Motupa made no mistake to convert as he helped his side to snatch a point in their 2-2 draw.
Meanwhile, Cape Town All Stars continue their scintillating form when they claimed a 2-0 win over Royal Eagles. Two second half goals by the inform Amigo Memela was adequate to maintain his sides fourth position on the NFD table.
Vasco da Gama were edged 1-0 by Black Leopards at the Thohoyandou Stadium, whilst Santos were held to a 1-1 stalemate by third positioned Thanda Royal Zulu FC.
FC Cape Town managed to scrape a single point from Witbank Spurs, when they played to a 2-2 draw at Parow Park. Spurs initially took a two-goal lead into the break, before the African Beasts leveled matters through Loyiso Simandla and Morne Davids.