Sundonws win super cup

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CAF Super Cup

Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed their status as kings of African club football when they brushed off TP Mazembe in the CAF Super Cup final.

Sundowns won the CAF Super Cup at the first attempt on Saturday by defeating TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo 1-0 in Pretoria. African champions Sundowns are known as the ‘Brazilians’ and the only goal came from Brazilian centre-back Ricardo Nascimento, who converted an 83rd-minute penalty.

The award of the spot-kick by the Egyptian referee was hotly disputed with Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana appearing to fall over Issama Mpeko.

Nascimento displayed coolness to tuck a low shot into the left corner of the net while goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo dived in the opposite direction.

Absa Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs are the new leaders of the Absa Premiership after their arch rivals Orlando Pirates were able to hold Cape Town City to a dramatic draw in one of four matches played on Saturday.

The action got under way with two matches in the afternoon: Free State Stars gave their battle against relegation a major boost with a 1-0 win away to Golden Arrows (Danny Venter scored the decisive goal), while Polokwane City played to a third successive 1-1 draw when they were held at home by Ajax Cape Town.

The early evening game saw Kaizer Chiefs leap to the top of the standings with a 1-0 win over Highlands Park at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. It was the Amakhosi’s fifth successive league win and came courtesy of a goal from defender Lorenzo Gordinho.

Cape Town City had the chance to overtake Chiefs and looked to be on course for victory over Orlando Pirates thanks to superb goals from Roland Putsche and early Player of the Season contender Lebogang Manyama, but the Buccaneers hit back deep in injury time through Riyaad Norodien to salvage a 2-2 draw.

This article was sourced from the PSL website.

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