Mamelodi Sundown’s late goal led the team to defeat Golden Arrows by 1-0 at Dobsonville Stadium on Monday night.
Sundown’s coach, Pitso Mosimane showed up with a few changes of Kennedy Mweene, Mosa Lebusa and Rivaldo Coetzee, following the absence of Denis Onyango, and Ricardo Nascimento and Andile Jali.
Phakamani Mahlambi, had a rare start and almost got the Brazilians ahead in the second minute after the game began, with a looping strike from just outside the box that unfortunately went over the bar.
Arrows began finding space in advancing areas going to the half-hour mark with Zolani Nkombela going close from range, while Sirino fired a side-net.
As Steve Kompela’s team struggled to finish up their openings, Coetzee came very close to breaking the deadlock for Downs just after the half-hour mark with a header from a corner that forced Sifiso Mlungwana into a great save.
Another opportunity came to the Brazilians five minutes before half-time after Mahlambi ran into the box but was denied by Mlungwana, who quickly cleared the ball as far away before Hlompho Kekana made a move.
The second half started with both teams watching a change on the score
A real change came with the substitute, Themba Zwane, who came on for Gaston Sirino
Zwane finished a brilliant pass from Lebohang Maboe in the 90th minute making the score 1-0.
After this win, the Brazilians remain second on the log table with 50 points after Chiefs that is leading with 53 points.