Mamelodi Sundowns has finally caught up with log leaders Kaizer Chiefs following their 1-0 win over the latter on Thursday evening at the Orlando stadium in Soweto.
Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Sirino scored the only game of the match in the 34th minute connecting well with Themba Zwane’s backheel pass before he slotted past an oncoming Daniel Akpeyi.
Masandawana head coach Pitso Mosimane said after the game: “Two different halves, we made it difficult for ourselves, the score could have been different.”
“We missed many chances but we responded to what the question was, we managed to deal with their strengths which is aerial balls and corner kicks otherwise there was nothing else in this game,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV after the game.
Asked if the win pushes them closer to the title, Mosimane was quick to distance his team from the title.
“It’s still in their hands not ours, it’s not decided yet, if you think we are easily winning the remaining games then you’re not getting it,” he stressed.
Kaizer Chiefs face Bidvest Wits, Chippa United and Baroka in the remaining games while Sundowns will face Baroka, Polokwane and Leopards.
The win means Sundowns move to 53 points but remain second level on points with log leaders Kaizer Chiefs who have a better goal difference with three games to go.
Uganda Cranes and Sundowns first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango failed a late fitness test and was replaced with Zambian shot-stopper Kennedy Mwene.