Kaizer Chiefs 0-3 Mamelodi Sundowns
Venue :FNB stadium.
Uganda Cranes goalkeeper who also doubles as national team captain was in between the goal posts for Mamelodi Sundowns as they opened up their Premier soccer League title defence with a 3-0 massive win over Kaizer Chiefs.
Two of Sundowns debutants, Peter Shalulile and Eramus Kermit got off the mark each scoring once.
The Brazilians were playing their first league match without Pitso Mossimane for almost eight years since he left to join Al Ahly of Egypt after winning treble.
Denis Onyango was forced into save as early as 3 minutes into the game as Kham Billiat’s powerful short Volleying ball was tipped over the bar.
New signing Peter Shalulile from Highlands park who was the joint topscorer last season jumped to head the ball that beat Chief’s defenders who were on the line, from Coetzee’s corner kick in 37th minute.
Another new signing from Super Sport United Kermit Eramus doubled the lead when he played Zwane in the box but Khume got him first on the ball and his clearance found Eramus unmarked and put the ball at the far post in 53th minute.
Sundowns were awarded a penalty towards the end of the game, when Zwane played Maluleka and Khune fouled him in the penalty area and referee made no mistake to point for penalty kick and Zwane stepped up to convert it to make 0-3 at full time.
This was Masandawana’s first victory for the new coaches, Joint Head coaches Rhulani Mokoena and Manqoba Mnggithi plus Steve Komphela as senior coach.
Meanwhile, Gavin Hunt who is on second stint with Amakhosi started on negative note.
Sundowns next game is against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on 28th October 2020 and Kaizer Chiefs will be visiting Chipa United.
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