Sundowns extend lead, Cape Town City held

Sundowns extend lead, Cape Town City held
Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns challenges Sizwe Mdlinzo of Chippa United during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United on the 31 January 2020 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jan 31, 2021. 19:39

Mamelodi Sundowns extended their lead at the top of the DStv Premiership standings on Sunday.

Sundowns claimed an impressive 2-0 win over Chippa United at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in a match which saw Peter Shalulile grab two assists on the day.

The Namibia international set-up Lebohang Maboe before he unselfishly played a pass to Gaston Sirino, who sealed Sundowns’ comfortable win.

As a result, the defending champions Sundowns opened a five-point lead at the top of the league standings.

While Chippa, who are under the guidance of former Sundowns captain Dan Malesela, remained 13th on the table – fourth points above the relegation zone.

Meanwhile, Baroka FC failed to move into the top eight when they dropped points at home at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Baroka came back to hold Cape Town City to a 1-1 draw with both goals being scored after the restart following a quiet first-half.

Mduduzi Mdantsane set-up Bradley Ralani, who broke the deadlock to make it 1-0 to the visitors, but City left-back Terrence Mashego scored a late own-goal.

The draw saw Baroka remain ninth on the standings – a point behind eighth-placed Kaizer Chiefs and City also remained fifth – two points behind fourth-placed Orlando Pirates.

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