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PSL results and log: Orlando Pirates claims top spot

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Absa Premiership results and log standings after round eight fixtures.

Seven Absa Premiership games were played over the weekend of 21 to 23 September 2018. All eyes were on the log leaders Bidvest Wits, who kicked off the weekend on Friday against Polokwane City in Johannesburg.

It was expected the league’s high-scorers were going to brush Polokwane aside and extend its lead on the top, however, Polokwane pulled an upset by beating Gavin Hunt’s men 1-0, courtesy of a spectacular Jabulani Maluleke free kick late in the second half.

Orlando Pirates took advantage of Wits’ slip by beating Baroka FC 2-1 on Saturday, 22 September, to take top spot.

Kaizer Chiefs kept the pressure on the leaders by completed a solid 2-0 victory over AmaZulu in Johannesburg on Saturday evening, 22 September 2018.

Bloemfontein Celtic dropped points and its league position when it lost 1-0 to struggling Maritzburg United in the Free State on Sunday, 23 September, lifting the KwaZulu-Natal side out of the bottom spot to thirteenth.

Here are all the results:

Bidvest Wits 0-1 Polokwane City

SuperSport United 4-0 Black Leopards

Free State Stars 1-0 Highlands Park

Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 AmaZulu

Baroka 1-2 Orlando Pirates

Golden Arrows 0-0 Chippa United

Here is the current PSL log standings:

Position Team Matches Played Points
1 Orlando Pirates 8 14
2 Bidvest Wits 7 13
3 Kaizer Chiefs 8 13
4 Bloemfontein Celtic 8 13
5 SuperSport United 6 12
6 Polokwane City 6 10
7 Mamelodi Sundowns 5 9
8 Highlands Park 6 7
9 AmaZulu 6 7
10 Free State Stars 7 7
11 Cape Town City 6 6
12 Golden Arrows 7 6
13 Maritzburg United 5 5
14 Chippa United 6 5
15 Baroka FC 7 5
16 Black Leopards 6 5

 

The league resumes on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, with Baroka FC v Free State Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium from 19h30.

Siseko Gwegwe
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