Weekend soccer wrap: From Cape Town City's win to Tornado FC boss's death

04 March 2019 - 09:14 By Cebelihle Bhengu
Riyaad Norodien of Cape Town City celebrates goal with Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 02 March 2019.
Riyaad Norodien of Cape Town City celebrates goal with Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 02 March 2019.
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From the death of Tornado FC boss to Cape Town City’s win and Highlands’ loss to Kaizer Chiefs, these are your top soccer stories from the weekend.

Polokwane City vs Baroka  FC

Polokwane City emerged victorious after a derby with Baroka FC at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

City struck three times to beat Baroka by two goals. 

 Striker Mohammed Anas scored twice for City, while midfielder Salulani Phiri put the third point on the board.

Polokwane City are currently seventh on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log.

Cape Town City vs Bidvest Wits

Cape Town City’s head coach, Benni McCarthy, performed a miraculous resurrection of his seemingly dead-and-buried team in their PSL fixture.

By half-time, City were behind by two goals, but that changed after half-time in the dressing room.

“A bollocking as usual. Ja,  because I think we were lethargic after we didn’t capitalise on the two early chances we created. So [the message was] minimise the touches, get the ball, look up and know where you want to play,” McCarthy said.

Kermit Erasmus, Surprise Ralani and Riyaad Norodien each scored one goal in a space on eight minutes. 

Bloemfontein Celtic’s Wandisile Letlabika discharged from hospital

Bloemfontein Celtic defender Wandisile Letlabika's discharge from hospital after a head injury came as a relief for the player and his team.

Letlabika was left unconscious on Saturday during a match against Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

The club said Letlabika had been booked off for a few days to recover fully.

Kaizer Chiefs vs Highlands Park

Highlands Park and its fans are nursing broken hearts after the team’s 3-2 loss to Amakhosi at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Bernard Parker, Leonardo Castro and Dumisani Zuma, who bagged the man of the match title, scored the goals.

Amakhosi are currently sixth on the PSL log, with 32 points.

Tornado FC mourn Siphiwo Nyobo

The death of Tornado FC boss Siphiwo Nyobo has shocked the club and its fans.

Nyobo was shot dead as he left North End Stadium in East London on Saturday after a match between his team and Birmingham FC.

Nyobo was in a car with passengers when the shooting occurred. Those who were in the vehicle with him were taken to hospital.

Tornado FC took the match 4-1.

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