Diski Challenge Wrap: Goals galore

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Goals were the order of the day in the opening weekend of the DStv Diski Challenge at Giant Stadium in Soshanguve.

It was raining goals in the DStv Premiership reserve league as a total of 30 goals were scored in just eight matches.

Newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and TS Galaxy made their debut in the Diski Challenge.

TTM were welcomed to the league with a 1-0 defeat by Maritzburg United, while Galaxy started their campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over the defending champions Bloemfontein Celtic.

In what was the match of the weekend, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns played out a six-goal thriller in Sunday’s final clash.

The ‘Glamour Boys’ walked away with all the three points – thrashing the ‘Brazilians 4-2.

Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane said they did not have much time to prepare and was pleased with how his men applied themselves.

“It was always going to be difficult, these boys have been out of the game for quite some time,” said Zwane.

”We are talking eight to nine months and the fitness level of the players was always going to be questionable. I don’t think teams managed to prepare thoroughly in pre-season.

“You could even see in the game when the energy levels dropped, we started giving the ball away cheaply, we did not prepare well, we only started two weeks ago, with no friendly games in between because it was always going to be a case of risk.”

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates failed to register a win in their first game as they were held to a 1-1 draw by SuperSport United.

In the KwaZulu Natal derby, Golden Arrows were hammered 4-2 by a ruthless AmaZulu side.

Other results saw Swallows beat Baroka 3-1 while Cape Town City suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at the hands of Stellenbosch with Chippa United beating Black Leopards 3-1 in the day’s first encounter.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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