Defending champions and log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns, beat Baroka FC 2-0 in a DSTV Premiership encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon.
Sundowns, like Swallows FC, remain unbeaten in this campaign, and so are Golden Arrows who beat Chippa United 1-0 at the Sugar Ray Xulu stadiun in Clermont also this afternoon.
Sundowns travelled to Polokwane for their match against Baroka. The Brazilians kept on probing, eager to open the scoring but in vain.
Just before halftime, Gerald Phiri pulled a trigger but it was off target.
In the second half, Oscarine Masuluke continued to keep Sundowns at bay with brilliant saves. However, there is nothing he could have done to stop Lyle Lakay’s shot from a deadball situation.
In stoppage time, Themba Zwane made it 2-0 to the Brazilians.
Great second-half performance from the boys!?
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) January 9, 2021
Supersport United victory
In another match, Supersport United were just too good for rookies, TS Galaxy, in a match played at the Mbombela Stadium, winning by three unanswered goals.
As per the norm since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, TS Galaxy and Supersport United observed a moment of silence before kickoff. At the beginning of the match, Supersport had 16 points from eight matches, while TS Galaxy were on eight points in nine outings.
The home side was under siege from the word go.
Thamsanqa Gabuza completed his brace in a space of two minutes.
Matsatsantsa held on to their lead until halftime. The Rockets were keen to reduce the deficit early in the second half as they pushed bodies forward.
They kept on probing, with experienced campaigners like Lindokuhle Mbatha and and Reneilwe Letsholonyane, coming to the fore.
At the other end, the visitors extended their lead.
The scoreline did not deter the spirit of the home side. They kept on asking the question and eventually won a penalty. Bevan Fransman stepped but missed the penalty.
Supersport United won the match 3-0.
— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) January 9, 2021