It was a rather tight affair as Kaizer Chiefs claimed all three points after beating Polokwane City 1-0 at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium, Limpopo on Saturday afternoon. 

Both teams did not hold back as they battled out in the middle of the park. Kaizer Chiefs held most of the ball in the first 10 minutes of the first half however it was the home side who showed their intentions as they tested Bruce Bvuma from long ranges through Appollis and Mapfumo respectively. 

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The visitors continued to hold the ball 20 minutes into the game however they only managed to do that in their own half. Both teams tried to produce some magic half-hour mark however it wasn’t to be as other teams went to Half-time still goalless draw. 

Kaizer Chiefs resumed the second half on a brighter side and they found the back of the net through Pule Mmodi in the 51st minute of the second half after collecting the ball on the left side and driving the ball on the edge of Polokwane City’s defense before unleashing a powerful right footed shot which beat Manuel Sapunga at his near post.

 Kaizer Chiefs claim three points at the expense of Polokwane City
Edson Castillo in action against Polokwane City


The homeside did not hold back as they nearly levelled matters in the 76th minute of the game through Appollis who drove his range just outside the box. 

Amakhosi held on and subsequently won the game thanks to Pule Mmodi’s second-half strike. This is Chiefs’ second win in a row and puts them in 5th position on the log standings with 20 points after 14 matches played.

The next coming Fixtures for Amakhosi are Richards Bay on the 23rd of December at home and away to Sekhukhune United on the 30th of December respectively. 

By Sebastian Meso 

Sekhukhune United have announced a new partnership with Italian technical kit provider Macron. The three-year partnership comes days before the start of the 2023/24 PSL season.

The club also unveiled their new kit which will debut against Mamelodi Sundowns on Friday, 4 August. Babina Noko will take on the defending DStv Premiership champions at New Peter Mokaba Stadium at 19:30.

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“The home and away kit gives a strong nod to a Club which is always respectful of its tradition. Reimagining the porcupine at the back and front of the jersey,” the club said in a statement.

“‘Noko’, the porcupine, represents the cultural identity that resonates with the roots of this Club.”

“We are delighted to formally announce our new Technical Kit partner and Supplier Macron,” said the Chairman of the club Simon Malatji.

Sekhukhune United announces new sponsor, new kit
Sekhukhune United new kit


Macron is also a sponsor for international brands such as Crystal Palace, Armenia Bielefeld and Real Sociedad amongst others.

“Being one of the official sponsors of UEFA and many top clubs in the EPL, La Liga, Serie A league and many more, Macron has been eager to find a club in SA that has the same drive and values as us, and we have found it in Sekhukhune FC! We are very excited about this partnership. The team has shown over the last few seasons that they mean business. We are excited to see the fan’s reaction to the new jersey and we want the fans to get behind the team! We wish Sekhukhune United FC all the best for the season,” said Macron Sports Hub CEO, Rassie Pieterse.

The On-sale date will also be confirmed in due course.