Mwape Musonda, the Leopards’ three-goal hero.

Goals galore in NFD matches


A total of 27 goals were scored in the eight National First Division League games that were played over the past weekend.

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) made it clear that they want to take part in the promotional playoffs if they fail to win the league title, when they beat Stellenbosch FC 2-0 at the Parow Park Stadium in Cape Town last Saturday.

TTM were leading 1-0 at half time after Themba Ndlovu found the net 26 minutes into the game. They increased the margin through Alton Kapinga later in the game.

Highlands Park continued to pave their way up, following their 3-0 victory over Super Eagles at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem. Moeketsi Segola scored a brace while the opening goal came via Chris Katlukua.

Highlands Park are now leading the pack with 33 points, five ahead of Jomo Cosmos. The absence of Mxolisi Macupu and Linda Mntambo in Cosmos’s striking force was evident when Ezenkosi lost 0-1 to Real Kings at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban. Sello Motsepa scored the Kings’ all-important goal in the dying minutes of the game.

Richards Bay’s new head coach, Mr Jean Loscuito, seem to have found a winning combination at last, following his side’s 2-1 victory over Uthongathi FC at the Umhlatuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay. Sphelele Mkhulise, the former Black Leopards striker, scored the opening goal in the 14th minute. Menzi Hlope scored the second nine minutes into the last half.

Black Leopards’ caretaker coach, Mr Joel Masutha, steered his side to a 4-0 victory over University of Pretoria at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Mwape Musonda scored a hat trick while the fourth was scored by Xolani Ndlovu.

Cape Town All Stars and Mthatha Bucks played to a 2-2 draw at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town.



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Date:11 January 2018 - By: Frank Mavhungu

Frank Mavhungu

Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990.  He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.



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