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SuperSport United played to a 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on their return to Absa Premiership action at Bidvest Stadium.
Mzwanele Mahashe scored an opening goal against the run of play just after the half-hour mark as Ronwen Williams failed to gather from a corner-kick,allowing Mahashe to poke home into an empty net to give the visitors the lead at the break.
The result leaves the two clubs in fourth and 11th place on the log standings respectively.
SuperSport were the better side for much of the first half and levelled matters seven minutes after the interval as Teboho Mokoena curled home a free-kick past Sipho Chaine via the inside of the post.
Both teams will return to Absa Premiership action on Wednesday 19 August, with SuperSport at home to Polokwane City and and Celtic at home to Kaizer Chiefs.
SuperSport United (0) 1 (Mokoena 52')
Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 1 (Mahashe 32')
SuperSport: Williams; Bhasera, Ditlhokwe, Kekana, Nhlapo, Mokoena, Mbule, Modiba (Donn 80'), Manziba, Mahachi (Gabuza 46'), Grobler (Lungu 66').
Bloemfontein Celtic: Chaine; Ngobeni, Chabalala, Mahashe, Fikizolo, Lingwati, Baloyi (Mashikinya 90+3'), Phalane (Luthuli 90+3'), Potsane (Maema 63'), Masuku (Letsoalo 62'), Mabena (Sera 83').
Meanwhile Black Leopards defeated Maritzburg United 3-2 in an entertaining Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, though they remain bottom of the log as they continue to fight against the threat of relegation.
Black Leopards (2) 3 (Musonda 20’, Hlongwane 30’, Thutlwa 51’)
Maritzburg United (2) 2 (Buchanan 34’, Kunene 44’)
Leopards: K. Ndlovu, Mudau, Gyimah, Masia, Zulu, Thutlwa (X. Ndlovu 85’), Abubakar, Makgetlwa (Mokoena 85’), Khutlang (Matlaba 61’), Hlongwane (Andrianarimanana 78’), Musonda
Maritzburg: Ofori, Allie, Mngonyama (Sanoka 82’), De Reuck, Kunene (Shandu 62’), Claasen, Buchanan, Tlolane, Timm (Ntshangase 56’), Hlongwane (Moseamedi 56’), Kutumela (Augusto 82’).