The South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) came alive once more, with four Nigerians featuring for their respective sides in the rainbow nation on Wednesday.
Olisa Ndah‘s Orlando Pirates ended Stanley Dimgba and Ibrahim Jabaar Stellenbosch FC’s unbeaten start to the campaign with a convincing 3-0 win at the Dani Craven Stadium.
Ndah, who spoke to https://www.aclsports.com/ ahead of the game, stated the need for them to get an early goal if they need to get their season back on track, and that they did in style. Collins Makgaka handed the Buccaneers the lead in the 20th minute after he was set up by Deon Hotto. Two minutes later, Hotto made it two for the Soweto giants with a fine low strike past shot-stopper Sage Stephens.
Just three minutes after the break, Makgaka returned the favour as Hotto made it 3-0 with a well-taken strike.
However, Ndah, who had been helping Pirates keep things tight at the back, was wrongly denied his first goal in a Pirates shirt by the assistant referee. In the end, it was the visitors who carried the day, while Jabaar played all 90 minutes for the Stellies, Dimgba was subbed off in the 59th minute for Moseamedi Judas.
Daniel Akpeyi and Kaizer Chiefs were held to a 1-1 draw by Benni McCarthy’s Amazulu at the FNB Stadium. It was the same result that played out when the two sides both met earlier in the campaign.
The former Warri Wolves goal-keeper, who was making his eighth consecutive start for Stuart Baxter’s side, made four saves as Amakhosi managed to claim a point despite playing the final half-hour with ten men.
Pirates will return to continental assignment without Ndah who has not been registered, while Chiefs will travel to Swallows in league action same as Stellenbosch who visit Royal AM this weekend.