Sundowns keep themselves in the PSL title race
Pitso Mosimaine’s side, Mamelodi Sundowns, managed to keep themselves in the running for the ABSA Premier Soccer League after defeating Polokwane city.
Yesterday’s match took place in the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria where Simphiwe Hlogwane, a defender of Polokwane city came to the rescue of his team in the 22nd minute with a clearing header after a corner set-piece from Sundowns that was headed on target by Motjeka Madisha.
The city was not able to stop the Brazilians from finding the back of the net as in the 39th minute through another corner set-piece Anele Ngcongca scored to give his team the lead.
Moments from the half-time break, Gaston Sirino passed the ball to Themba Zwane who was able to dribble his way through two of City defenders and net a second goal for Sundowns.
The city missed a chance to pull one back in the 53 minutes when midfielder Sibusiso Hlubi’s left-footed shot failed to hit the target. Four minutes later, Sundowns forward Lebohang Mabose, forced goalkeeper George Chigova of City to save after his threatening attempt on goal. In the dying minutes of the match, midfielder Keletso Makgalwa, a substitute for Sundowns sealed the game and was able to make it three for his team.
Sundowns’ three goal victory in yesterday’s match, earning them a vital 3 points to keep them in the chase for the PSL with one game left to play in the season of 2019/20.
With 56 points in the bag Sundowns are ranked 2nd behind Chiefs because of the goal difference that AmaKhosi have over them, of 2 goals. Leaving it to the last match for the season to decide who will win the league, which is on Saturday against Black Leopards at 15:30.
The winning coach was pleased with his team and the way they handled the game. When interviewed by SuperSport
He said, “I am happy that they played the way we always play and familiar territory, familiar pitch so everybody knows his areas where he always goes to.”