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Maritzburg claim first win, SuperSport thump Black Leopards

Maritzburg United claimed a first win of the season, and in doing so inflicted a first defeat on Bloemfontein Celtic, with a 1-0 victory at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

Maritzburg had finished fourth in the league last season and reached the Nedbank Cup final, but had started the new campaign without success before their victory at Phunya Sele Sele.

Bandile Shandu got the only goal of the game inside two minutes, and the visitors were able to hold on for an important victory that eases...

Time for Mahlambi to go from prospect to star player

Phakamani Mahlambi's premature return from Egyptian giants Al Ahly is both a blessing and a curse for the player, but he is undoubtedly a quality performer who can boost the chances of his club and country.

Mahlambi netted on his Mamelodi Sundowns debut against AmaZulu on Sunday, making a promising return from what must have felt at times like an exile in Egypt.

He was snapped up by Ahly from then South African league champions Bidvest Wits at the start of the last season, but was hardly used in...

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Vilakazi rescues late point for Sundowns at AmaZulu

Sibusiso Vilakazi spared the blushes of Mamelodi Sundowns with a late equaliser as the defending Absa Premiership champions played to a thrilling 3-3 draw with AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium in KwaMashu on Sunday.

Sundowns looked to be headed for defeat when their contracted striker Bonginkosi Ntuli netted in his first game back at AmaZulu on loan, but Vilakazi showed good awareness to poke home the equaliser in a fixture that provided a feast of goals.

There was also a debut goal for Phakamani...

South African soccer boss Nicholas Gumede shot dead outside club

Nicholas 'Mkhize' Gumede, the chairman of South African National First Division side Uthongathi FC, was killed in a shooting outside the club on Monday night.

Gumede was shot in his car as he prepared to leave a meeting with the club's technical team on Monday evening, club director Nkosinathi Chili confirmed on Tuesday morning.

"When he entered his car, he closed the door and was about to start the car, but he didn't start it. Then there was a lot of gun shots," Chili told

"They [the...