THE thrilling race at the top of the national First Division table continued on Sunday, with Mpumalanga Black Aces moving back to the top of the standings.
Aces recorded a 1-0 win over Vasco da Gama at the Themba Senamela Stadium, which saw AmaZayoni ending the weekend on 44 points, leap-frogging Thanda Royal Zulu and Santos, both of who are on 42 points.
Santos had won 2-0 against Witbank Aces on Saturday evening, while Thanda were not in action over the weekend.
Aces had the better chances in their match against Vasco, but in the end had to be content to edge through via a solitary goal.
Jacob Sakala’s charges had the best chance during opening stages of the game when Siyabonga Nonshinga saw his first time volley saved.
But the former Jomo Cosmos attacker was to give Aces a first half lead, converting from Themba Njwaga’s cross.
AmaZayoni had opportunities to wrap up the game, but Phetelo Sekome failed to hit the net midway through the second stanza after breaking clear on the Vasco goal, while substitute Diyo Sibisi was also guilty of a miss five minutes from time.
There were better fortunes for another Cape team, Milano United, who recorded a 2-1 win away at FC AK. Devon Saal got the winner for the Grassy Park team after Junaid Sait had netted their first.
The result was bad news for FC AK, who in 15th spot, are seven points clear of safety, after Roses United beat Blackburn Rovers yesterday. Milano remain very much in the promotion hunt – they are four points behind third-placed Santos and Thanda.-www.psl.co.za