Sundowns find rhythm
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – DEFENDING premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns raised the bar when it mattered most following their convincing victory over supercharged Moroka Swallows 2-0 in a match played at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday.
But lady lucky continues to elude another Soweto giant, Orlando Pirates, who were held to a 1-1 draw at their own backyard at Orlando Stadium in Soweto visiting AmaZulu.
Following mixed results in their two opening matches in which they drew 1-1 against Maritzburg United and a loss to Ajax Cape Town, Sundowns came with guns blazing firing from left, right and centre.
It can as no surprise when the Brazilians scored two goals in the second half through Senegalese Mame Niang and his Zimbabwean international counterpart Kudakwashe Mahachi.
Fans started shouting “the vicotry is the turning point for greater things to come.”
Elsewhere across Soweto, Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw against stubborn AmaZulu in a match AmaZulu could have won had it not been for the brilliant goalkeeping by their last man.
Pirates had no match for AmaZulu.
AmaZulu scored first through Bongani Ndulula before Pirates equalised through overlapping defender Thabo Matlaba, but other the damage had already been inflicted again Pirates.
In other matches played across the country, Mpumalanga Black Aces suffered their third loss at the hands of Platinum Stars at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit while Bidvest Wits narrowly dismissed visiting Maritzburg 1 – 0 at Bidvest Wits Stadium in Braamfontein.
Chippa United, who started the premiership on a high note succumbed 2-1 to University of Pretoria while Free State Stars beat SuperSport United 3-2.
– CAJ News
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