Sundowns catching up with Chiefs


Ntombekhaya Zibi

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.

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