Top NFD sides suffer shock losses

MILANO United and Chippa United were on the end of the losing score-lines during Saturday’s National First Division action.

Milano went down 1-0 to Jomo Cosmos at the Makhulong Stadium, a second win in two games for Jomo Sono’s team.

The Cape side did manage to have the ball in the net around 20 minutes after the kick off, but Brandon Theron had his effort ruled out for off-sides. Instead it was Ezenkosi who were to score first, defender Lehlohonolo Nonyane netting just before half time.

Milano were unable to muster a second half come-back, leaving them without a win in their last four games. It was not however all doom and gloom for Theo Hempe and his men, who would have been buoyed by the news that the clubs just above and below them on the log, Chippa United and Vasco da Gama, also failed to register maximum points.

Chippa, who went into the weekend in top position, suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to FC Cape Town at the NNK Rugby grounds, thanks to goal in each half, the first from Sifiso Thomo, the second from Jason Dickson.

It was a first derby win of the season for the African Beasts, who were also able to put a little bit more breathing room between themselves and the relegation zone.

Vasco meanwhile could only manage a 0-0 draw away in KZN to struggling Blackburn Rovers, the Cape side failing to win a league match for the first time in seven games. The point earned allowed Vasco to move level on 31 points with Chippa, while Milano are on 30.

Up in the North West, United FC had a good afternoon, recording a 3-0 win over Roses United in Moruleng.

Well-travelled midfielder Linda Shiba weighed in with a brace for United, the other goal being scored by the on-form Strydom



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