Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns showed their class as they defeated Chippa
United 1-0 in Saturday's Premiership encounter at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in
Sundowns largely were on top and took the lead through
Gaston Sirino. Downs maintained their dominance largely as the game went on.
In the second period, Andile Mbenyane went close but it was
not to be.
Sundowns started well and used their greater quality to try
take the lead in the opening stages.
With that said, the home side had an early opening largely
against the run of play when Ruzaigh Gamildien flashed wide with a strike.
Downs showed their quality thereafter as Lebogang Maboe and
Andile Jali combined to set up Sirino but Daniel Akpeyi was alert to the
The Uruguayan made amends soon when he struck home from
inside the penalty area after getting a good pass from Maboe.
On the half an hour mark Jali hit the woodwork from a cross
from Maboe. The chances were few and far between though Mark Mayambela nearly
surprised goalkeeper Denis Onyango with a shot from distance.
Yet, there could have been late drama as Mbenyane missed a
great chance after being set-up by Lerato Manzini.
There were no more major alarms as it ended 1-0 in Mdantsane
on the night.