IT was yet another fruitful outing for Orlando Pirates’ Takesure Chinyama and Mochudi Centre Chiefs coach Madinda Ndlovu in the Caf Champions League preliminary round over the weekend.
Report By Wellington Toni
Chinyama, after scoring four times in the first leg against Djamal of the Comoros, struck once more on Saturday as the 1995 Champions League winners won 4-0 to run out 9-0 aggregate winners.
They face Zambian champions Zanaco.
Madinda, former Highlanders and Warriors winger, saw his charges beat Maxaquene of Mozambique 1-0 at home to win 2-0 on aggregate after posting a one-goal victory two weeks ago in Maputo.
In the Absa Premiership matches in South Africa, former Warriors striker Wilfred Mugeyi survived another day in office over the weekend after his side Chippa United lost 1-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic.
After firing four coaches so far, Chippa owner Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi decided not to wield the axe over Mugeyi.
“I’m not going to fire him. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we want to stay up, but if we have to get relegated then it’ll be with Wilfred in charge. It’s his job and I won’t get rid of him.”
Terrence Mandaza scored twice in two minutes as Maritzburg United came from behind to beat Brian Abbas Amidu’s Black Leopards 2-1 on Sunday. Maritzburg striker Cuthbert Malajila missed the match.
Warriors goalkeeper Washington Arubi conceded two late goals as Pretoria University threw away a 2-0 lead to eventually draw against Platinum Stars.
There was no space in the first eleven or the final 18 for Denver Mukamba in the Wits team as they drew 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs.
However, veterans Tinashe Nengomasha and Thomas Sweswe did play for Wits while Kingstone Nkhatha failed to find the target for Chiefs, who had also benched Mathew Rusike.
Tapuwa Kapini’s AmaZulu is slowly clawing away from relegation after they stunned Moroka Swallows 2-1 at home. With Carlington Nyadombo solid in defence the entire match, Usuthu’s Joseph Malongoane struck the winner in the 84th minute to move his side into 13th place with 20 points from 20 matches.
Ajax Cape Town, Leopards and Chippa occupy the bottom three.
In Kenya, Obadiah Tarumbwa’s Sofapaka moved into second place behind KCB after they drew 0-0 with Ulinzi United, away. They now have four points from two matches while KCB have had a 100% start.
In Germany, Knowledge Musona is continuing to pay the prize for a late return for a training camp at Augsburg. He was out of the final 18 as Augsburg stunned Werder Bremen 1-0 at home to move off the bottom three.