Downs embarrass Pirates as AmaZulu secure win

Downs embarrass Pirates as AmaZulu secure win
Pavol Safranko of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal with teammates during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria on 17 December 2021 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Dec 17, 2021. 22:08

Friday’s DStv Premiership action was headlined by a titanic clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Sundowns hammered Pirates 4-1 in a match which was played at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium with Pavol Safranko grabbing a brace.

The victory saw Sundowns open an 18 point lead at the top of the league standings, while Pirates remained third on the log despite suffering a heavy defeat.

Themba Zwane and Peter Shalulile were also on the score sheet for Sundowns, while Fortune Makaringe grabbed Pirates’ late consolation goal.

Meanwhile, AmaZulu FC claimed a 1-0 victory over Marumo Gallants in an encounter that was played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The victory took AmaZulu to fourth place on the league standings, while Gallants remained 11th on the log following a narrow defeat.

The only goal of the match was scored by Thembela Sikhakhane in the 87th minute after the Gallants defence was exposed.

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