A Football Weekend Of Tears, Joy, Insults & Jubilation
Posted: 24 May 2021
The past weekend was like no other in footballing terms world-wide as top leagues came to a close and the South African first division came to a confusing end.
The most wealthiest football club in the first division, Royal AM FC welcomed Western Cape side Cape Town All Stars in their home stadium of Chartsworth yesterday afternoon knowing that a defeat, coupled with a positive result for their nemesis Sekhukhune United, would condemn them to a promotional playoff spot.
It seemed like that until the 93rd minute as they were trailing 1-0, but were awarded a dubious penalty, and they coolly slotted home, which see them playing in the DSTV Premiership, for now, as the PSL confirmed that there is a court case surrounding Sekhukhune United seeking three points which was awarded to them by the league’s Arbitrator, Mr. Berker.
JDR Stars played title-chasing Sekhukhune United, with the latter knowing that a win was non-negotiable for them if they want to enjoy top football arenas such as the Cape Town Stadium, Moses Mabhida, Orlando, FNB, and Loftus Versveld to name but a few.
Babina Noko, as their predominantly known, made light-weight of the hosts, dislodging them 3-1 but losing to Royal AM for the much-coveted promotion to the DSTV Premiership, at least for now and still harbour hopes of playing with big boys next season.
The Brazilians welcomed African giants Al Ahly SC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon knowing that they had no margin for error after being beaten two-nil in Cairo seven days ago.
However, an early goal scored against them made it extremely difficult for them, albeit they managed to score, they lost 3-1 on aggregate and again fall at the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League.
Downs Fans Insult Former Boss;
Mamelodi Sundowns FC supporters shocked South African football when they were seen chanting insults at their former boss, Pitso Mosimane en-route to the stadium round about lunchtime, also holding placards of pure disrespect and disregard towards the most successful coach in the club’s history.
The club has since released a statement apologising to the club and not the man himself.
Chiefs Butchered, But Qualify;
Kaizer Chiefs travelled to Dar Es Salaam midweek for their second leg of the CAF Champions League with a healthy advantage of 4-0 from the first leg.
Nonetheless, the Phefeni Glamour Boys were extremely lucky to return home as a qualified team from the Southern region after they were hammered 3-0, and progressed 4-3 on aggregate, being the only South African team left in the CAF competition.
Casablanca Slaughter Pirates;
Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca welcomed 1995 CAF Champions League winners, Orlando Pirates Football Club to Morocco yesterday evening with an advantage after scoring at the Orlando Stadium seven days ago, 1-1 in the first leg.
The Moroccans swept aside The Sea Robbers 4-0 on the day and 5-1 overall, the club’s heaviest defeat on the continent in their history, and ultimately being knocked out of the Confederations Cup.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha, Baba Mali Traore, South Africa, Mali.