Stellenbosch extend unbeaten run to 22 matches

Stellenbosch extend unbeaten run to 22 matches

Stellenbosch stretched an unbeaten run in all competitions to 22 matches by drawing 1-1 at Sekhukhune United on Wednesday in the South African Premiership.

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Ivorian Anicet Oura put second-placed Stellenbosch ahead on 41 minutes in northern city Polokwane and Nigerian Chibuike Ohizu levelled after 86 minutes for the club two places lower in the table.

Both goals came from crosses with Oura volleying past goalkeeper Badra Sangare, who was in the 2024 Ivory Coast Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad, while Ohizu headed the late equaliser.

Since losing a league match against leaders Mamelodi Sundowns last September, Stellenbosch have won 14 matches and drawn eight in the Premiership, League Cup and FA Cup.

The club from a university town 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Cape Town are three points ahead of Orlando Pirates in the race for second place and a CAF Champions League slot.

Sundowns are set for a seventh straight Premiership title as they lead Stellenbosch by 13 points with two games in hand and need a maximum of nine points from nine matches to finish first.

SuperSport United overcame the sending-off of goalkeeper Ricardo Goss after 29 minutes to draw 1-1 with visiting Polokwane City in Pretoria and climb one place to fifth.

Bottom-half club Polokwane went ahead on 55 minutes when a fortunate ricochet enabled Orwin Appollis to score from close range.

A couple of SuperSport substitutes combined to equalise after 66 minutes with Nigerian Etiosa Ighodaro nodding an Aphiwe Baliti cross into the net.


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