Orlando Pirates have registered their first win of the season after they beat Swallows F.C 1-0 in the original Soweto derby at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Substitute Tshegofatso Mabasa scored the only goal of the match with only twelve minutes remaining on the clock.

Swallows FC came into this encounter with an impressive head to head record against Orlando Pirates in the original Soweto derby.

The Birds have never lost to Bucs since making their return to top-flight football last season.


The two league clashes last season ended in a 1-1 stalemate. But Swallows have already beaten Pirates 2-1 in the first round of the MNT-8 last month.

The long-serving captain, Happy Jele was making his 400th league appearance for Pirates.



TS Galaxy vs Golden Arrows

In another match, TS Galaxy came from behind to force a 2-all draw against Golden Arrows at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Maritzburg United vs Baroka FC

A ten-men Maritzburg United registered a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

The visitors took the lead early in the first half through Richard Zumah.

Maritzburg were reduced to ten men early in the second half when Bafana Bafana young striker Bongokuhle Hlongwane got his second yellow card of the match.

Baroka were also reduced to ten men when Thamsanqa Masiya got his second yellow card of the match late in the second half.

Sekhukhune United vs Stellenbosch FC

Sekhukhune United came from behind to force a 1-1 draw against Stellenbosch FC.