Sundowns close the gap on top of PSL log

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Mamelodi Sundowns moved within five points of Kaizer Chiefs at the top of the Absa Premiership log with 14 points and two games in hand with a 2-1 victory over Black Leopards in Thohoyandou on Wednesday night.

Themba Zwane scored the opener in the 25th minute and Chri Katjiukua netted an own goal a minute before the break to hand the visitors a 2-0 lead at half time.

Leopards were better in the second half getting the consolation through substitute Tshwarelo Bereng in the 59th minute. Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was happy with an away win.

The Brazilians could have scored more goals in both halves with Gaston Sirino and Lebogang Maboe culprits of missing easy chances. Mosimane says missing easy chances happens to everyone.

The coach raised a concerned that they have not kept a clean sheet since the season opener against SuperSport United but stated that he is interested more in maximum points.

Lidoda Duvha dropped to 13th spot on the standings with eight points from as many outings.

New coach Luc Eymael was on the bench and he concedes his charges were much better in the second stanza. Eymael also says he got his team selection a bit wrong.

The coach also bemoaned the missed chances in the second half adding that his players deserved to score more than once.

The former Polokwane City and Free State Stars mentor also mentioned his players aren’t fit enough to play his system. Report by Lethabo Kganyago

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