Highlands Park hold Sundown to a draw

14 August 2020, 9:15 PM
Highlands Park held Mamelodi Sundowns to a draw 1-1  in the second match of the ABSA Premiership doubleheader played at Orlando Stadium.
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Tennis
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IPL
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England vs South Africa
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Tennis racket
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