After the AFCON Cup was concluded it became reality for everybody in South Africa to go back to the normal routine. In this case sports and more specifically soccer was not excluded, the PSL resumed on Tuesday with a game between Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
The Sundowns attack was visible, present and very dangerous however all their attack shots on target were not potent enough to beat South Africa’s number one goalkeeper known as Itumeleng Khune, he had so many saves that Sundowns Head Coach Pitso Mosimane at the post match interview stated that Itumeleng Khune was the only reason why Sundowns could not get any goals on the day.
However neither did Kaizer Chiefs because after all the game did end as a Nil Nil draw, which was very disappointing for the huge Loftus stadium attendance in the form of both Sundowns and Chiefs Fans. According to Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Stewart Baxter his team was not playing the way they usually play and the standard that he knows that they are fully and very capable of.
This however gave a gap for Kaizer Chief’s biggest rivals Orlando Pirates to capitalise by defeating Supersport United 1 goal to nil, thus also climbing to the top of the log ahead of Kaizer Chiefs by just one point. Pitso Mosimane would have loved to take the three points away from Kaizer Chiefs but none the less he states that he is happy with the way his team played against Chiefs. He feels that the team has come along from where they were during the first half of the PSL 2012 – 2013 season. The man of the match was Sundown’s new kid on the block known as Ramahlwe Mphahlele on his debut for the club, we can safely say that for him it was a great start with the Brazilians.
Chief’s attack mode was almost none existent as they won a free kick within in three minutes and could not capitalise on the opportunity, the combination between Simphiwe Tshabala and Bernard Parker was decent however it was still not good enough to beat Sundowns in this instance. Lehlohonolo Majoro tried his very best to worm his way behind the defence but was nowhere near to successfully penetrating the defence from behind. Sundowns took as long as seventeen minutes to create chances using a nice build up which ended with Itumeleng Khune holding on tight to the ball. The conclusion was a stale mate but the game was quite entertaining.
By: Khanyisa Bubu