Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu.
Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Stellenbosch FC in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Both goals came in the first-half through Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Nathan Sinkala respectively. The result leaves the two clubs in ninth and 10th place on the log standings after two rounds of fixtures.
Pirates opened the scoring in the 32nd minute following a mistake by the Stellies goalkeeper, Lee-Raoul Langeveldt misjudged a corner-kick which Vincent Pule nodded into Gabadinho Mhango, the ball bounced off the Malawi international and into the path of Nyauza who bundled the ball over the line from close range.
Stellenbosch pulled level 10 minutes later. Paseka Mako was caught with the ball in a dangerous area and duly punished as Jayden Adams found Sinkala who directed a powerful header past Richard Ofori, who made his debut in the Pirates goal.
Meanwhile TS Galaxy secured a 1-0 win over AmaZulu FC in the DStv Premiership match at the Mbombela Stadium.
The victory saw the Rockets record their first-ever win in the top flight league and they moved up to the sixth spot on the standings, while winless Amazulu are placed 12th.
Elsewhere Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila held champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a creditable 0-0 draw in a DStv Premiership match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
The game remained goalless in the early minutes of the second half and Sundowns looked to shake things up with the introductions of Keletso Makgalwa (who was later subbed off due to injury) and George Maluleka just before the hour mark.
The teams will return to league action next Wednesday, November 4, with Sundowns visiting Cape Town City and Tshakhuma hosting Swallows FC.
PSL Results Tonight:
Maritzburg United 0-1 Cape Town City.
Orlando Pirates 1-1 Stellenbosch FC.
Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 TTM.
Golden Arrows 3-1 Supersport United.
Moroka Swallows 1-0 Bloem Celtics.
TS Galaxy 1-0 Amazulu.