Johannesburg - Cape Town City moved up to second in the Premiership table with a
comfortable 3-0 win against relegation favorites Baroka FC at the Peter
Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.
Lehlohonolo Majoro scored the only goal of the first half as Bakgaga were made to rue their missed chances at the break.
The former Orlando Pirates forward grabbed his brace five minutes
into the second half and barely a minute later Sibusiso Masina made the
lead unassailable with a 3-0 scoreline.
Eric Tinkler's side knew a win would put them back among the title
contenders, but they were made to sweat in the first half against the
The hosts looked confident in possession but as has been the case all
season for Kgoloko Thobejane's men, they failed to covert their
The lack of incisiveness in the final third handed the visitors an
easy win, with Majoro opening the scoring in the 12th minute amidst
Bakgaga's spurning chance after chance.
After the break, title-chasing City proceeded to gain a bit more
dominance in possession and were duly rewarded for their professional
display with two further goals in a space of a minute.
First Majoro completed his brace, heading home an Aubrey Ngoma
delivery past Oscarine Masuluke and then Masina with his fourth in all
competitions, to make it 3-0.
The result now sees Baroka slip five points away from safety, from
14th-placed Free State Stars, with only two wins all season - stretching
their winless run to 12 league outings.
South African Premiership results on Sunday:
Baroka 0 Cape Town City 3 (Majoro 13, 51, Masina 52)
Maritzburg Utd 2 (Rusike 65, Maboe 80) Free State Stars 1 (Anas 21)