Chippa United are slowly climbing the ABSA Premiership log ladder. The Chilli boys beat Amazulu 2-0 in their own back yard, at the King Zwelithini Stadium. The win has moved Chippa to seventh on the log.
Amazulu are in a precarious position on the log. At 13th on the log, they are facing relegation and a win will help them escape the relegation drop. Their woes threatened to worsen when Linda Mntambo scored the all-important goal in the second half.
Mntambo, who signed for the Chilli boys last week from Jomo Cosmos, finished his brace and handed Usuthu a 2-nil thrashing.
The win puts Chippa United in seventh place with 22 points after sixteen matches. Amazulu are staying put with an axe hanging over their neck.
In December, Amazulu drew 1-1 with Orlando Pirates, however, they went on to lose against Cape Town City.
Chippa United has not been lucky in December 2017. They lost to Ajax Cape Town and also suffered another loss to Polokwane City.
Celtics edge past Arrows
Meanwhile, Bloemfontein Celtic withstood a late Golden Arrows rally to win 2-1. The match was played in a scorching 38 degrees. Partly cloudy conditions made the conditions slightly more bearable.
Victor Letsoalo and Deon Hotto, gave Celtic a 2-0 half-time advantage that could have been wider with more clinical finishing.
Arrows’ Thomas Chideu halved the deficit and his side pressed in vain late on for an equaliser.
Celtic rose two places to sixth, five points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Arrows remained 10th.