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PSL Log: Steve Komphela’s Celtic and Wits lead

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PSL results and log: Chiefs and Pirates drop points, while Wits maintains top spot

Steve Komphela’s Bloemfontein Celtic is sitting pretty on second position of the Absa Premiership league table and is separated by goal difference from top-placed Bidvest Wits, while the big old boys like Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs languish in the bottom half.

Siwelele, also known as Bloemfontein Celtic, is sitting where they only dreamt of sitting before the season started. Celtic finds itself  on the second spot of South Africa’s premier division, and is level on points with log-leaders Bidvest Wits.

Celtic’s dream start comes after defeating Orlando Pirates by an odd goal on Sunday to mark a 100 percent record of three victories out of three Absa Premiership matches.


Though still on top of the standings, Bidvest Wits dropped three points after an unexpected home loss to Supersport United on a cold Johannesburg evening on Saturday.

Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United produced a disappointing 0 – 0 stalemate in front of a buzzing crowd of 12,000 fans on Friday night in Pietermaritzburg.

Here are the full results from last week’s PSL action:

Friday, 17 August 2018:

Maritzburg United 0 – 0 Kaizer Chiefs

Saturday, 18 August 2018:

Polokwane City 2 – 0 Baroka FC

Cape Town City 0 – 0 Golden Arrows

Bidvest Wits 0 – 1 Supersport United

Chippa United 2 – 2 Black Leopards

Sunday, 19 August 2018:

Bloemfontein Celtic 1 – 0 Orlando Pirates

AmaZulu 2 – 1 Free State Stars

Here are the current standings:

PositionTeamGames PlayedPoints
1Bidvest Wits49
2Bloemfontein Celtic39
5Black Leopards35
6Mamelodi Sundowns24
7Cape Town City24
8Golden Arrows34
9Orlando Pirates44
11Polokwane City33
12Kaizer Chiefs43
13Free State Stars33
14Highlands Park22
15Chippa United31
16Maritzburg United31


The action resumes this week on Tuesday evening, 22 August as Mamelodi Sundowns host the new boys Highlands Park in Pretoria. You can find all the preview and results and starting line-ups here on Political Analysis South Africa.

Siseko Gwegwe

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