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Round Four Wrap | Gauteng Development League

By Ongama Gcwabe , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-03-23

Randburg, a town that is just over an hour’s drive from where the Sharpeville Massacre occurred on 21 March 1960, hosted Joburg City Football Club on what is now celebrated as Human Rights Day for the fourth round of the Gauteng Development League.

The hosts, Randburg AFC, went into their clash in search of a victory following a 2-2 draw against Kaizer Chiefs the previous week, while Joburg City travelled to the Randburg Sports Complex a wounded unit after suffering a 2-4 loss at home against Rosina Sedibane on matchday three.

On Thursday, Randburg AFC forward, Siphosethu Buthelezi, playing on the left wing, caused all kinds of problems for the Joburg City defenders. Using his blistering speed and excellent right foot, he sliced past the opposition defenders, often cutting infield to create opportunities for the strikers.

Buthelezi executed the strategy to perfection and, at times, took it upon himself to have a go, but that was about the only thing that didn’t come off for the winger.

Despite the relentless pressure from the hosts, Joburg City were the first to score in the clash through a well-timed header from Khetheleo Ngcobo.

The goal came from a corner kick, which swung in from the right wing. Ngcobo positioned himself perfectly next to the left post where he outjumped the defenders to nod the ball into the back of the net.

Three minutes later, from a free kick, Randburg fired a shot on target. Under pressure from striker Mashiyane Sinamela, the Joburg City goalkeeper could not hang on to the shot and instead parried it back into play.

Sinamela, wearing the number nine jersey, demonstrated his predatory instincts by taking up a perfect position and meeting the ball with his right foot to equalise for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

The deadlock was unbroken in the second half and the teams shared a 1-1 draw.

In Pretoria, an in-form SuperSport United under-19 unit hosted the East Rand Athletic Club at Eskom Megawatt Park. The hosts struck three goals while the visitors claimed a solitary consolation goal. United remain unbeaten after four rounds of fixtures.

NWU Vaal hosted Kaizer Chiefs at the George Thabe Stadium on Thursday. Unfortunately, their clash was abandoned due to a thunderstorm.

At President Park Stadium, home to Remember Elite Sports Academy (RESA), a waterlogged field prevented the match against Highlands Park from being played, which further hurt the champions’ chances of a reestablishing their dominance and successfully defending their league title.

At Elandsfontein, however, there were no issues as the School of Excellence drew 2-2 with Tuks, while Panorama FC and Jomo Cosmos settled for a goalless draw at the Panorama Sports Complex.

Sevens Academy pulled off an upset when they beat a strong TS Galaxy side 1-0 at the Alberton Football Club. Mamelodi Sundowns (1-0) and Rosina Sedibane (3-1) registered victories over Kathorus Hyper Academy and Wits Junior respectively.

Results

u13
Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 Kathorus Hyper Academy
Rosina Sedibane 1-0 Wits Junior
SuperSport United 2-0 East Rand Athletic Club
Panorama 1-0 Jomo Cosmos
Remember Elite Sports Academy 1-1 Highlands Park
NWU Vaal Academy 1-7 Kaizer Chiefs
Randburg AFC vs Joburg City
Sevens Academy 0-2 TS Galaxy

u15
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Kathorus Hyper Academy
Rosina Sedibane 7-1 Wits Junior
SuperSport United 2-2 East Rand Athletic Club
Panorama 3-0 Jomo Cosmos
Remember Elite Sports Academy 1-1 Highlands Park
NWU Vaal Academy 1-5 Kaizer Chiefs
Randburg AFC vs Joburg City
School of Excellence 3-2
Sevens Academy 1-2 TS Galaxy

u17
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-2 Kathorus Hyper Academy
Rosina Sedibane 3-1 Wits Junior
SuperSport United 5-0 East Rand Athletic Club
Panorama 1-3 Jomo Cosmos
Remember Elite Sports Academy vs Highlands Park (Abandoned, waterlogged field)
NWU Vaal Academy vs Kaizer Chiefs (Abandoned, thunderstorm)
Randburg AFC vs Joburg City
School of Excellence 2-3 Tuks
Sevens Academy 1-0 TS Galaxy

u19
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Kathorus Hyper Academy
Rosina Sedibane 3-1 Wits Junior
SuperSport United 3-1 East Rand Athletic Club
Panorama 0-0 Jomo Cosmos
Remember Elite Sports Academy vs Highlands Park (Abandoned, waterlogged field)
NWU Vaal Academy vs Kaizer Chiefs (Abandoned, thunderstorm)
Randburg AFC 1-1 Joburg City
School of Excellence 2-2 Tuks
Sevens Academy 1-0 TS Galaxy

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