Sigh of relief. Flames striker Atusaye Nyondo finally located the back of the net as his SuperSport United qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup second round on 4-3 aggregate over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s CS Don Bosco on Sunday night in Pretoria.
Having won 1-0 away a fortnight ago, SuperSport made sure of qualification through goals from Nyondo (70 minutes), Kermit Erasmus (73) and Prince Nxumalo (83). It was Nyondo’s first goal on all fronts this season.
In the Absa Premier League, Robert Ng’ambi continued his scoring form as Platinum Stars came from 2-0 down at the break to force a 2-2 draw against the University of Pretoria at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Bongani Zungu and Thokozani Sekotlong scored AmaTuks’ (University’s) goals. Stars are still third on the log and five points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs with 10 games to go, according to www.kickoff.com
Limbikani Mzava got a full run in defence as Bloemfontein Celtic beat Chippa United 1-0 on Saturday. Celtic climbed to fifth position on the log.
Still in South Africa, Black Leopards’ leaky defence let in two in a 2-1 loss to a Terence Mandaza-inspired Maritzburg United on Sunday.
In Mozambique, Joseph Kamwendo provided the assist in his Liga Maculmana’s 1-0 win over Gaborone United. With the win, Maculmana, home to other Malawians Simplex Nthala and Zicco Mkanda, qualified for Confederations Cup second round.
In Botswana, Lawrence Majawa’s thunderbolt was voted among the weekend’s super strike in African leagues which SuperSport television covers, earning a review on Blitz channel. He guided Township Rollers to a 2-1 win over Ecco in the first leg of the Mascom quarter-final on Saturday.
“I am just trying to do my best. This was my fourth goal in the first round of our season,” the 30-year-old former Telecom Wanderers
captain said in a telephone interview from Gaborone on Monday.