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Regional Leagues

MHLUME PROFFESSIONALS HUMILATE KILLERS F.C.

 Mhlume Professionals F.C. proved to be merciless in the inaugural MP Sifiso Magagula Knockout tournament as they ran amok to humiliate Young Killers F.C. 10-0 in a one-sided encounter played at Mhlume Stadium on Sunday.

Siyabonga Mlotsa banged in five goals to ensure that he helps his side put their opponents to the sword, albeit under avalanche of goals. Two goals each from Mgcibelo Magagula and Dominic Nxumalo, as well as one from Sizolwethu Mdvoti completed the summary for the ruthless Mhlume Professionals F.C.

This result proved to be so crucial for the sugar-belt side as they are now tied at three points with second placed Young Stars F.C. in Group B of the tournament which is still at the round robin phase. Group table toppers, Brave Lions F.C. recorded their second consecutive win at the expense of Young Stars F.C. with a 1-0 scoreline.

In Group A fixtures leaders, Tambankulu FC were held to a 3-all draw by Equator F.C. in a scintillating encounter played at Mhlume Stadium on Saturday afternoon. This match proved to be the only one for group A as the clash between Mhlume Community F.C. and Rio Academy was called off due to darkness, with both sides locked at 1-1. Tambankulu FC are on top of the Group A table with four points, closely followed by Mhlume Community F.C. with three points while Equator F.C. are third with one point.

The tournament is financially backed by Mhlume Member of Parliament, Sifiso Magagula who pumped in a sum of E25 000 to be played for by the nine teams campaigning in the RES Siyakha Lubombo North West League. The first stage of the tournament is a round robin format where the teams are divided into two groups; with the two topping teams in each group qualify for the semi-final spot.

Full weekend results

 Silver Stars 0-1 Brave Lions

Young Killers 0-10 Professionals

Tambankulu FC 3-3 Equator

Mhlume Community vs Rio Academy (called off due to darkness)

ZWELABANTU CLAIM TOP SPOT IN RES SIYAKHA NORTH EAST LEAGUE

 Zwelabantu F.C. beat Free At Last F.C. 2-1 in a top-of-the-table clash to claim the top spot in the RES Siyakha 1800 Lubombo North East League. The tightly contested match was played at Mphelandzaba Sports Ground on Sunday.

For their win, Zwelabantu F.C. are now at 36 points, and are separated by a single point with second placed Free At Last F.C. who have 35 points, albeit with one game behind. Shewula Arsenal F.C. maintain their third position as they beat JB F.C. 3-2 in another thrilling match played at Mphelandzaba Sports Ground on Saturday. Completing the top four with 30 points is Juventus F.C. who made light work of Silver Stars F.C. with a 4-1 win.

In the opposite side of the table, winless Rhinos F.C. suffered their 14th defeat as they go down 6-1 at the hands of Zamalek F.C., while their fellow strugglers, XI Stars F.C. also suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Classic F.C. As things stand, both Rhinos F.C. and XI Stars F.C. are winless and have only managed two draws in 16 games.

Full WEEKEND RESULT

 Bacambi 1-2 Professionals

Rhinos 1-6 Zamalek

Silver Stars 1-4 Juventus

XI Stars 0-5 Classic

JB 2-3 Arsenal

Free At Last 1-2 Zwelabantu