Mamelodi Sundowns began their campaign with a win over AmaZulu, while Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs settled for a draw in their respective DStv Premiership matches.
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 AmaZulu
Mamelodi Sundowns got their title defence off to a winning start after claiming a narrow 1-0 victory over AmaZulu in their opening DStv Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane through a goal from Themba Zwane.
Saturday, 21 August 2021:
Orlando Pirates 2-2 Stellenbosch FC
Orlando Pirates were forced to settle for a point after playing out to a 2-2 draw against Stellenbosch FC at the Orland Stadium when goals from Waseem Isaacs and Judas Mosemaedi cancelled out goals from Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule.
Golden Arrows 2-1 Maritzburg United
Golden Arrows opened their campaign with a thrilling 2-1 victory over KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United through goals from Siboniso Conco and Siphamandla Sabelo at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu, Durban.
Sekhukhune United 0-1 Chippa United
Sekhukhune United's debut in the DStv Premiership got off to a rocky start after they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Chippa United thanks to a solitary goal from Veluyeke Zulu at the Makhulong Stadium.
Baroka FC 2-0 Marumo Gallants FC
Goals from Manuel Kambala and Evidence Makgopa handed Baroka FC an opening win in the league after they defeated new boys Marumo Gallants 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
Cape Town City FC 0-0 SuperSport United
Cape Town City and SuperSport United settled for a point each after playing out to a dull goalless draw at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town.
Sunday, 22 August 2021:
Swallows FC 1-0 Royal AM
A late goal from Mbulelo Wambi inspired Swallows FC to a narrow 1-0 victory over Royal AM in their league opener at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.
TS Galaxy 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs opened their DStv Premiership campaign with a goalless draw away to TS Galaxy at the Mbombela Stadium.
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