POLOKWANE – Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns bagged their first win of the Premiership season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday.
The hosts started brightly ahead of a small but enthusiastic crowd, with Rodney Ramagalela and Vusimuzi Mngomezulu both failing to take advantage of some slick interplay in the early stages of the contest.
The Sundowns defence then breathed a sigh of relief as Ricardo Nascimento took advantage of a lethargic defence to head his side in front.
The Brazilian was the benefactor of an early error by George Chigova in giving away a needless corner before a training-ground set-piece routine saw the South American glance home a free header with 17 minutes played.
That goal saw Polokwane shocked into action as they attempted to level matters.