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11 Apr 2016
3:58 pm

NFD wrap: Mbombela spoil the party for Baroka

Mbombela United spoiled the party for Baroka FC with a late equaliser in Mpumalanga, in one of three NFD games on Sunday.

Kgoloko Thobejane, coach of Baroka (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Mbombela United 1-1 Baroka FC

A scorching drive from Loyiso Simandla just before half-time gave the NFD log leaders the lead. But a penalty from Victor Shongwe right at the death denied the Limpopo club maximum points at the KaNyamazane Stadium. The draw leaves Baroka just two points above second placed Highlands Park.

AmaZulu 1-2 Thanda Royal Zulu

Thanda scored on 23 minutes when Menzi Hlophe beat the off-side trap before putting the ball beyond Sage Stevens in goal for the home side.

But Usuthu were only behind for seven minutes, Zaid Patel levelling the game with a headed goal. The match remained level up until the closing minutes of the game when

Michael Gumede snatched a late winner for the team from Richards Bay.

Santos 0-2 Vasco da Gama

Vasco were in front on 11 minutes, Siphesihle Stuurman getting beyond the hosts’ defence before slotting past Tashrique Goldman. Following the goal, both sides had their chances to score, but it was only in the 81st minute that the next goal arrived, Darryl Smith netting after a Stuurman assist.

Meanwhile, Highlands Park beat fellow top-three side Witbank Spurs 2-0 to keep the pressure on log leaders Baroka FC.

Highlands Park 2-0 Witbank Spurs

After a goal-less first half, Highlands Park opened the scoring on 68 minutes through Verenga Zivai, the result sealed 11 minutes from time when Mothubi Mvala got in on the act.

Black Leopards 2-1 African Warriors

Ange Lebahi gave Warriors the lead, but goals from Kgabo Mashiane and Morgan Shivambu earned maximum points for coach Sello Chokoe in his first game in charge for Lidoda Duvha.

Cape Town All Stars 1-1 Royal Eagles

All Stars dominated the first half, but could find no way past Eagles keeper Nimrod Tsengwa. The KZN club took the lead shortly after the restart through a towering header by Lesego Manganyi. But Igugu Lekapa kept on pressing for the equaliser and finally gave new coach Mlungisi Ngubane something to cheer about when Thembinkosi Lorch squeezed in a shot under Tsengwa in added time.

F C Cape Town 1-2 Moroka Swallows

Xolani Mdaki grabbed FC Cape Town’s solitary goal, Aleni Lebyane and Clifford Mulenga getting the goals to give the Birds a vital three points on a scorching hot afternoon in Parow.

Mthatha Bucks 3-0 Milano United

Mthatha Bucks’ quest to avoid relegation received a big boost when they beat on-form Milano United. Thabiso Mokoena scored from the penalty spot on 15 minutes. The second goal came when Andile Njokweni rounded Lee Langeveldt before scoring, Mashale Rantabane scoring with a late header for the third goal after Mahlobo’s shot had hit the bar.