Ajax Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Witbank Spurs got off to a winning start in the opening round of National First Division matches.
Real Kings 0 Witbank Spurs 1
A shock loss for coach, Simo Dladla, whose team did so well at home last season.
Royal Eagles 0 Stellenbosch FC 1
A good result for Steve Barker’s charges considering their poor history on the road.
Uthongathi FC 0 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) 0
TTM deserve credit for this away point having fielded an almost entirely new team.
Maccabi FC 3 TS Sporting 1
Maccabi coach, Mokete Tsotetsi, was thrilled with this excellent result, which bodes well for him and his team going forward.
University of Pretoria 1 Mbombela United 1
AmaTuks, who released about 18 players, are also in a rebuilding stage and can’t be faulted.
Jomo Cosmos 1 Ajax Cape Town 2
The Urban Warriors stunned Ezenkosi through efforts from Samuel Julies and Prince Nxumalo.
TS Galaxy 1 Cape Umoya United 1
A fair result for the league’s two newcomers, who played in the blistering heat.
Richards Bay 1 Ubuntu Cape Town 0
The Natal Rich Boyz, under the astute mentorship of head coach, Brandon Truter, are one of the favourites to finish in the top three spots.