NFD: Sunday Match Wrap

Thanda Royal Zulu extended their lead at the top of the National First Division table after racking up their seventh win out of 10 matches in one of two games played in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Thanda Royal Zulu 2-1 University of Pretoria

Amabhubesi took completed control at the top of the table after comfortably beating University of Pretoria at the Umhlathuze Sports Complex.

They were ahead through a 20th minute penalty and stretched the lead further after the break, before Pogiso Mahlangu pulled a goal back late on.

A fifth home win on five means that Roger Sikhakhane’s men are now five points clear of Stellenbosch FC at the top of the table with a third of the season completed.

Real Kings 2-0 AmaZulu FC

The other match of the day was a feisty affair played on a rain-drenched Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium pitch as 10-man Kings beat nine-man Usuthu.

The visitors had Sbu Magaqa and Lungelo Dlamini sent off in a five-minute spell before half time, before Sbonelo Khubone was dismissed for the hosts, who then went on to score through a Philani Gumede header and a late own goal after Sello Motsepa cross went into the wrong goal.