Weekend talking points: Kaizer Chiefs get much needed victory, Marumo Gallants surprise in Africa

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  1. Keagan Dolly Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs

    Billiat and Dolly ready to spearhead Chiefs revival?

    Kaizer Chiefs were in dire need of some inspiration, and Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat duly obliged. The former Mamelodi Sundowns pair rolled back the years in Amakhosi's 4-0 demolition of Chippa United and were at the forefront of proceedings as they registered three goals and three assist between them.

    That included a brace for Dolly, both goals set up by Billiat. The Zimbabwean scored himself after being assisted by Dolly, the pair having also been together at Ajax Cape Town. Lazarous Kambole netted the fourth goal in added time, his first for the club in his third season there.

    Amakhosi fans will be hoping there's more to come from the dynamic forward duo of Billiat and Dolly.

  2. Gavin Hunt Chippa

    Hunt feeling the heat

    After a promising start with the Chilli Boys, Chippa United coach Gavin Hunt has seen his side claiming only one point from their last five games.

    With the club owner known for his impatience with coaches, the four-time title-winning Hunt must be wondering how much longer he has to turn results around.

  3. Celimpilo Ngema Marumo Gallants

    Gallants surprise in Africa

    With Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu also in continental action, not many would have thought that it would be Marumo Gallants who would be the only South African team to win on the weekend. They managed to secure a 2-1 victory over illustrious DR Congo opponents AS Vita, in a Caf Confederation Cup game played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Celimpilo Ngema netted both goals for the hosts.

    The other SA club in the Confederation Cup, Orlando Pirates, played to a 0-0 stalemate with Congolese outfit Diables Noirs, away from home.

  4. Tandi Mwape TP Mazembe Bonkingosi Ntuli Amazulu

    Benni holds his own in Africa

    AmaZulu manager Benni McCarthy showed he can mix it with the big guns of African football as Usuthu played to a 0-0 draw against five-time continental champions, TP Mazembe, in a Caf Champions League game in Durban on Friday.

    An even bigger test will however come next weekend when AmaZulu travel to central Africa for the return game at the Stade du TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

    Sundowns, meanwhile, played out to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League, away at DR Congo side AS Maniema Union, who equalised late on after Themba Zwane had struck a brace.

  5. Kaitano Tembo, head coach of Supersport United, March 2020

    Are SuperSport United genuine contenders?

    The Pretoria side beat Baroka FC 2-0 to make it four wins and three draws this season, leaving them  on 15 points from seven games, just one behind pacesetters Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Four players from Matsatsantsa‘s starting XI were on recent Bafana duty and it looks as if coach Kaitano Tembo is building an exciting, young side, blended with one or two more experienced players, who are going to keep Tshwane neighbours Downs on their toes this season.

  6. Itumeleng Khune, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021

    Khune's days numbered?

    Chiefs' 4-0 win over Chippa was the fifth consecutive match in which former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune did not even make the match day squad. Current Bafana Bafana stopper Bruce Bvuma was also left out on Saturday as Nigerian international Daniel Akpeyi retained his spot, with Brandon Petersen, the former Bidvest Wits and Ajax Cape Town custodian, on the bench against the Chilli Boys.

    Akpeyi put in another solid performance and seems to have made the position his own for now.