Mamelodi Sundowns are still top of the DSTV Premiership after playing to a goalless draw against second-placed SuperSport United in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.
Golden Arrows continued with their good form after a slender 1-0 win over TTM in Durban.
Chippa United also registered a 1-nil win away to TS Galaxy in Mbombela. Bloemfontein Celtic had to come from behind to play a 1-all draw against Stellebosch FC in Bloemfontein.
Two Sundowns defenders Musa Lebusa and Tebogo Langerman were back in the starting line-up for this important encounter for the club when second-placed SuperSport hosted neighbours Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville at the top of the DSTV Premiership clash.
Before the match, Sundowns were still one of the three undefeated sides in the league so far this season alongside Swallows FC and Golden Arrows.
Only two points separated the two sides after ten matches, and SuperSport had a chance to go top of the log if they defeated log leaders Sundowns.
There were no goals scored in the first half of a highly contested match. SuperSport’s penalty appeal fell on deaf ears after a hand ball in the danger area early in the second half.
Sundowns leading goal scorer Themba Zwane wasted a golden opportunity to break the deadlock ten minutes into the second half. Keeper Dennis Onyango denied United’s striker Bradley Grobler twelve minutes into the second half.
The game failed to produce any goals as it ended goalless at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
A captivating encounter in the Capital comes to a close as the Tshwane Derby ends in a goalless draw.
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Arrows vs TTM
Arrows hosted the struggling Tshakhuma Tsha Mazhivandila in Durban. Arrows wanted to cement their place in the Top Eight bracket, with TTM needing maximum points to move away from the relegation zone.
Abafana Besithende took a well-deserved lead in the 19th minute through midfielder Velemseni Ndwandwe with his fourth goal of the season in his 50th cap for Arrows.
Four minutes later, keeper Brighton Mhlongo made an important save to deny Arrows their second goal of the match.
The visitors were reduced to ten men with Joseph Malogoane sent for an early shower after a dangerous tackle on Pule Mmodi in the 30th minute. The home side continued dominating the match but Mmodi fluffed the easiest of opportunities to wrap up the game fifteen minutes from time.
TTM were unlucky to be denied by the post twice in the final minute of regulation time despite playing with ten players.