Mamelodi Sundowns were the only South African club to claim victory in their first match of this season's CAF continental competitions when they played host to KCCA, while SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Platinum Stars all suffered defeats.
News has been doing the rounds that Orlando Pirates have renewed their interest in Polokwane City’s Thobani Mncwango. The player revealed in issue 1009 of Soccer Laduma that he had been approached by the Buccaneers but because of his contract with the Limpopo club, he remained at Rise and Shine.
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala scored his 50th goal for the team in the club's Nedbank Cup game against the NFD's Stellenbosch FC on the weekend. "Shabba", as the midfielder is affectionately known in football circles, has been a revelation for Amakhosi this season. Even when the team was not doing well, he was their standout player.
Mamelodi Sundowns began the defence of their CAF Champions League title last week Friday, when they narrowly defeated Kampala City Council. The Brazilians are now lead the tie by two goals to one going into the second leg. The away goal Kampala scored, however, may just prove to be problematic when the two sides meet in the second leg in Uganda.
Cape Town City FC travelled to Mpumalanga to they face off against Acornbush United in the Nedbank Cup last 32 on Sunday. Eric Tinkler's charges suffered a shock 1-0 defeat, which saw them being the second Cape side to be knocked out of the competition.
Kaizer Chiefs secured a 3-0 win over Stellenbosch FC in the Nedbank Cup last 32 at Athlone Stadium on Saturday. Gustavo Paez, who was given his second start under head coach Steve Komphela, opened his scoring account, while midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala netted his 50th strike for Amakhosi.