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A Football Weekend Of Tears, Joy, Insults & Jubilation

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.

Durban;

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.

Pretoria;

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.

CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL;

Mamelodi Sundowns;

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.

Article By;

Selebalo Karabo Phasha, Baba Mali Traore, South Africa, Mali.